When we’re hungry and you just don’t know what to eat, we tend to eat mass amounts of foods that aren’t necessarily good for you. That’s why it’s good to have a list on hand of easy, healthy snacks that, with preparation, can be put together in a snap.
Eating real food as a snack is an great way to boost your child’s diet. After a while of choosing item’s off of the list, you can usually narrow them down to about 15 that your family agrees are their favorites. Once at that point, you can still throw in a few surprises along the way, just to try again for maybe snacks that could be healthier than their favorites.
Here is the list of super easy snacks:
- Ants on a log
- Broccoli or Cauliflower
- Olives (a great protein source!)
- Whole grain crackers
- Popcorn (not microwave popcorn)
- Trail Mix
- Soft Pretzels
- Toast (homemade bread)
- Granola Bars
- Sunflower Seeds
- Roasted pumpkin or squash seeds
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Bacon (organic and/or local)
- Homemade Popsicles (made from %100 real fruit juice)
- Homemade Fudge-sicles
- Kale Chips
- Carrot and Sweet Potato Chips
- Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread
I try to get my nuts, fruits, and vegetables organic and in-season, or homegrown which can usually only be in-season. As far as the homemade items go, I generally use whole wheat flour in the recipes. I hope this is helpful.
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