Getting my kids to eat healthy isn't too difficult and having a little fun with it, makes things a lot more appealing for sure!
After school my kids are ALWAYS hungry. We got into a routine last year; they empty their lunch-bags as soon as they get home from school and finish any food still leftover (with a little help from the dog of course). If all of their lunch from school is done, I have no problem preparing them a quick and healthy snack. They're still pretty young (all under 7) so a quick and easy snack for them, would be to grab something (most likely junk food) out of the pantry.
Feeding kids healthy food is so important to help fuel their growing bodies. A diet rich in a variety of different fruits and vegetables is beneficial for hand eye coordination, brain development and preventing health issues. It is recommended that children eat 5 fruits and vegetables each day. If your children are as energetic and active as ours, you'll want to give them as many benefits as possible to help them along the way! 💚
Making a healthy snack can be fun and give you a chance to get creative. A good combination of grain crackers, seeds, fruits & vegetables (variety of different colours) are a great choice. And keeping it simple is always key. If you need inspiration, these are a few of our favourites and we'll keep posting more each week.
💚Good Guidelines to Follow
-Pick at least 3-4 different coloured fruits & vegetables
-Include a whole grain or multigrain cracker or cereal
-Choose at least 1 orange & 1 dark green vegetable
-Choose a seed such as pumpkin or sunflower and serve a handful
-Try to include a handful of nuts such as almond, macadamia, pistachio or cashew after the age of 5 (some of these nuts may cause chocking)
What's in the 1st snack - Blue Corn & Multigrain Nachos, Black Bean Salsa, Edamame Guacamole, Tzatziki, Spinach and Marble Cheese
Snack #2 - Red/Yellow/Orange/Green Peppers, Blueberries, Guacamole, Pumpkin Seeds, Goldfish, Humus and Swiss Sticks
Snack #3 - Cucumber, Red Pepper, Cream Cheese, Whole Grain Crackers, Orange Tomatoes, Pineapple and Sunflower Seeds