Are you going on a long walk or a trip with your little one? Ensure you have a healthy snack so you don’t have to look in a hurry for fast food at the store or from the nearest cafe.
Don’t overlook that snack time is a great opportunity to add extra nutrients to your child’s diet.
Yogurt is an excellent snack for kids. Some yogurts also contain live bacteria that benefit the digestive system.
And at the same time, most yogurts for kids contain a lot of sugar. Instead, sweeten full-fat yogurt with fresh fruit or honey.
However, be careful not to give honey to babies younger than 12 months, as they are at greater risk of infant botulism.
Choose small bottles that are easy to drink from. Also, consider yogurts made from goat and sheep milk, which are easier for the toddler to digest.
Cheese consists mostly of protein and fat and is a good source of calcium. Such foods contribute significantly to a child’s dietary needs for calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A and D.
What’s more, cheese provides children with high-quality protein, which is essential for proper growth.
Their vitamin content – potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium, lots of iron, and vitamins C, E, carotene, B1, B2, B6, PP, and folic acid – keeps the digestive system healthy and removes cholesterol and toxic metals. Choose green, not the sweetest apples, they contain less sugar than yellow and red ones, and we don’t need extra sugar and calories.
Cherry tomatoes, chopped carrots, celery, sweet peppers, small cucumbers, as well as lettuce – you shouldn’t take out the entire vegetable section of the supermarket. Still, a little freshness and vitamins on the go won’t hurt. Greens contain ascorbic and other acids, a valuable set of trace elements with bactericidal properties that regulate salt metabolism.
Most kids love to dip, and offering them a healthy dip is a great way to get them to eat vegetables.
Hummus is one of the options. It’s a thick, creamy puree made from chickpeas containing fiber, folate, and many antioxidants.
Hummus is delicious with carrot sticks or any other raw vegetable.
Homemade banana oatmeal cookies are a healthy snack for kids that taste like a treat.
These cookies get their sweetness from mashed bananas, not refined sugars.
Refined sugars have been linked to health problems in children, such as the increased risk of heart disease, childhood obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
A great snack is granola bars. They are like a delicious dessert, yet healthy. They contain a lot of nutritious grains, as well as dried fruit, honey, and nuts. Kids who like sweets will love them.
Organic snacks can be a great solution if you don’t have time to make homemade sweets for your sweet tooth. They are ideal as a tasty, nutritious, healthy snack for kids between meals. Hipp baby snacks are a healthy alternative to traditional sweets specially created to meet toddlers’ needs so they can enjoy them on their own.
A sandwich is the most popular and easy option for snacking on the go. But no sausage or mayonnaise! Use healthy ingredients for your sandwiches: whole-grain bread, pieces of roasted chicken or turkey, vegetables, and leafy greens.
Fruit chips are a great alternative to potato or corn chips, which are cooked in a massive amount of oil and add many spices. A child would love to eat crunchy fruit slices – banana, orange, apple. You can order a healthy fruit snack or make it at home before your trip.
A healthy snack can give your kids energy and help them get daily nutrients.
Remember to take enough clean water with you. You can make refreshing natural lemonade or add fresh fruit and herbs (mint, basil) to the water.