When it comes to my daughter I am really conscience about the foods I give her. Right now she can’t eat solid foods. However, I have small cousins I watch and kids of friends and it’s made me more aware of snacks to give them when they come over. So I’ve listed my four favorite healthy snacks that are delicious and super good for you!
*Caution: Always ask the parent about their kids’ allergies before giving children food.
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potatoes are a great source of potassium and they are a great alternative to french fries. They also have about 6 grams of carbs so they make kids feel full. I know what you are thinking, “But aren’t carbs bad for you?” Sometimes, but kids need carbs! They need energy for running around and while a sweet potato does have 3 grams of sugars at least it’s not an additive sugar. A perfect sweet, salty, and filling snack for the kids.
Carrots & Hummus
Yum! Now some kids have a difficult time with hummus but are more open to the plain garlic flavored variety instead of the more complex flavor options. It might seem weird to eat carrots with hummus but trust me it’s delicious. Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A. Hummus is a great heart healthy choice and it’s so yummy!
Berry salads are sweet and sour! I usually put strawberry, blackberry, pomegranate, almonds in mine. The kids love the crunch and all the different flavors. If your child has a nut allergy you can replace the almonds with sunflower seeds or seeds of your choice. Berries are super good for you!
1/2 of a Toasted Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich
I know, this sounds incredible; and it is! Peanut butter is a great source of protein and fiber. Try to use whole wheat breads instead of white breads. And the bananas have many healthy nutrients that are great for the body. If your kid is allergic to peanuts try sunflower butter and if they have a gluten allergy try making it into a lettuce wrap instead.
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