Throughout the past week I’ve been experimenting with some different variations of healthy snacks on my child. He’s always getting hungry in between meals and wants a snack but I want to steer him away from the non-health traditional snacks such as crisps and biscuits. We all know getting our kids to eat healthy can be difficult at the best of times. Here’s some I’ve found and their pros and cons!
Apple Sticks & Cubes
These are a great little snack for kids, peel (optional) and chop up some apple in to cubes or sticks, roughly 1 apple = 1 portion. Low calorie too which is great. You can even get your kids involved (depending on age, with proper supervision).
Pros: Easy to make, 1 of your 5 a day, packed with health vitamins and minerals.
Cons: High in Sugar (Although they are natural sugars, sugar is sugar!) and They don’t preserve very well.
These are an amazing way of getting your kids to eat vegetables, although they don’t taste the greatest, they are worth a shot, they are said to improve vision.
Pros: Benefits include increased eye sight, vitamins.
Cons: Kids still know their vegetables! And won’t eat enough
Nuts are a great snack which are packed with protein, opt for a handful, a full pack may be way too much fat. Essential fats are important, but don’t over do it. Aim for healthy nuts such as Almonds or Brazil Nuts.
Pros: Lots of essential fats for growth and protein.
Cons: Don’t taste quite as nice as the salted versions!
I hope you have as much fun as I did trying out some of these healthy snacks for kids! Let me know how you get on trying them with your kids, I’d love to know which you’ve tried and how much success you have achieved!