Healthy Snacks For Healthy Kids

With the recent heat that we have experienced, it’s no secret that summer has already started making its way into North Texas. Not only does the heat of summer mean that we have to find ways to entertain both us and our kids in the house, but this also means that we have to help control what seems to be their never-ending hunger. It seems like every time we turn around the kids are asking us for a snack, and this makes for the perfect time to help introduce healthy foods into their diet. When it comes to our kids wanting to snack, this isn’t something that we need to look at as a bad thing. In fact, with them wanting snacks it helps make it easier for us to get them the nutrients they need throughout the day instead of having to try and fit it into 3 meals. Here are some ideas for some fun, easy, and healthy snacks that we can start integrating into our kid's

snack rotation.

Ants on a Log

This is a fun, yet very simple snack that we can make for our kids. All you need is some celery, peanut butter, and raisins. This snack is simply a piece of celery filled with peanut butter and then raisins are placed on top of the peanut butter. Not only is this snack a quick and easy one to make, but it’s also an easy one that you could have your kids help you make. This snack makes them eat vegetables, as well as gives them protein from the peanut butter.

Watermelon “Popsicles”

I know the first thing you think of when you hear the word popsicle, especially in the summertime, is how much of a mess it will make. However, this is a clean and easy solution to give your kids popsicles. For these watermelon popsicles, you cut the watermelon into slices and then put a popsicle stick into the rind of the watermelon. This helps give the kids the illusion of them getting an actual popsicle, but in all reality, they're getting some of their daily fruit in. Not to mention, this is way cleaner than if they had an actual popsicle.

Sour Patch Grapes

This is a great snack if your kids have a sweet tooth or are always asking for something sour. Obviously, we don’t want to always give them candy to help satisfy that craving, so this is a solution to help combat that. These sour patch grapes take a simple two ingredients of grapes and Jell-O mix. In order to make these all you have to do is dip the grapes into water and then roll around in our desired flavor of Jell-O mix. After the grapes are coated you can take them out and put them in the freezer for the perfect summertime treat!

Apple Nachos

This is a quick and easy way to get your kids to get some more fruit into their diet, all the while making it more appealing to them. When it comes to apple nachos, this can be a snack that is thrown together in a matter of seconds. All it takes is some apple slices put on a plate and then drizzle some peanut butter and some chocolate over the apples and you’re all set! If you’re wanting to add a little bit more to it you can always top it off with some sliced nuts and chocolate chips, and the plate is sure to disappear quickly!

These are just a few of the hundreds of quick and fun snacks that we can start making for our kids. Sometimes snack time can be hard because we want something quick and easy and this, unfortunately, tends to be more of the unhealthy stuff. So by adding in some of these snacks into their routine, it’ll not only help change up some of the monotony of snack time, but it’ll also help give them the nutrients their growing bodies need.

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