Kid-Friendly Snacks for Your Littles
Like many busy parents, you’re probably concerned with finding kid-friendly snacks for your littles. Feeding your kids junk food can be easy. But if you really want to go above and beyond, you should consider these healthy yet delicious options.
Celery with Peanut Butter and Raisins
Sometimes known as “ants on a log,” this easy, delicious snack has been a favorite for generations of kids. Just take a fourth of a celery stalk, spread peanut butter along the inside, and sprinkle on some raisins. So long as you don’t use peanut butter with added sugar, this snack is an excellent balance of carbs, fat, and protein. Nearly any parent could tell you how difficult it is to get their children to eat celery. But somehow it doesn’t look so hard when the vegetable comes with peanut butter and raisins.
You can’t go wrong with an impromptu fruit salad. Kids have long preferred sweet, succulent fruit over other healthy snack alternatives. Strawberries contain healthful vitamins, bananas are sources of potassium, and apples promote heart health. Also, for kids who want to explore more snacks, there’s an endless variety of exotic fruits to sample.
Some kids are just born carnivores. Though often thought to be a food for grownups, jerky can make for an excellent after-school snack. Packed with protein and carbohydrates, jerky meat can match the very active lifestyle of most kids.
Especially for kids in sports, who often get carted around in minivans from school to home to sports to home, jerky can give them the boost of energy they need to get through the day. There’s beef jerky for sale online for anyone who wants it conveniently delivered.
Though usually considered a breakfast item, oatmeal earns its spot among the kid-friendly snacks for your littles because it’s a high-fiber choice for any time of day. Avoid the sugary flavored packs and stick to good old-fashioned whole rolled oats. Maybe add a pinch of cinnamon or diced apples for a sweeter flavor. Oats contain soluble fiber, increasing the amount of valuable bacteria in the digestive tract. They also contain many valuable nutrients, and they can improve blood sugar control.