July 23, 2015 – Between growth spurts, sports practice and dance lessons, kids get hungry quickly (and often!) and getting them to enjoy healthier options is no easy task. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to get your kiddos munching…healthfully!
- Designate a shelf in both the pantry and fridge to store plastic containers labeled A (fresh produce), B (dairy) and C (protein), filling with yummy options from each food group. When snack time rolls around, let your child pick from one or two of the bins. This lets kids feel involved and responsible, while ensuring you know they’re getting proper nutrition.
- To eliminate patterns of kids asking for the same thing every day, proactively place a rotation of snacks out on the table such as yogurt and fruit, apples and nut butter or guacamole and carrot sticks. Let kids get creative with presentation! Next time you prep snack time, let them help you lay the food out. For example, let them make ants on a log with raisins, peanut butter and celery, or build a yogurt parfait in layers with yogurt, fresh fruit and granola.
For more easy, on-the-go options or quick bites, try some of our better-for-you snacks* below!
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