Snacking on the Go!

Having the right snacks on hand after school and throughout the summer months is key to ensuring school aged children get the essential nutrients they need to keep their energy up.  Preparing snacks and having them ready to go makes healthy snacking easier for parents and children.  By having healthy snacks on hand we all are less likely to snack on the more tempting snack items we may have in our cupboards.  Here are a few items to have stocked in your fridge and cupboards for quick and healthy snacking after school and all summer long:

  1. Yogurt with cereal or granola
  2. Lean meats with pretzels
  3. Cottage Cheese and fruit
  4. Apples + Peanut butter
  5. Graham crackers & Yogurt
  6. Rice cakes with peanut butter
  7. Cheese strings or cut up hard cheese and whole grain crackers
  8. Fruit Cups packed in water
  9. Frozen fruit for smoothies
  10. Apples, oranges, bananas – staple fruits to have on hand

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Information sourced from:  http://www.superhealthykids.com/having-snacks-ready/

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart NL.

 

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