I am always looking for ways to get my son to eat healthier. I am also just now learning (being in my late 20s) to cook, so everything has to be relatively easy. I found these snack ideas from my Parenting magazine and had to try them out!
The protein in this kid-friendly snack keeps energy levels high until dinner time. We like to stick salt-free pretzel sticks into cubes of low-fat cheese to make “satellite snacks,” but you can also make cheese more interesting to kids by cutting it into fun shapes with a cookie cutter and making kabobs with your favorite fruit.
My son loves pretzels and cheese so this snack was a huge hit! We have yet to try the kabobs but I am sure that will go over just fine.
This versatile childhood favorite has plenty of protein and fiber. For a change, try making silly PB&J sandwiches with toasted mini waffles or rice cakes instead of bread, or try it with yogurt and raspberries in a yummy frozen treat that’s super fun to eat.
My son didn’t like the frozen idea so much but absolutely loved the mini waffle PB&J
Low-fat yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, and children love it dressed up. To add taste and nutritional value, whip up a yogurt parfait with berries and granola or make a homemade fruity yogurt pop that beats sugary store-bought frozen treats any day.
I never understood why, but my son loves yogurt at grandma’s house but not mine. So I thought we would try this out to see if I could get him to eat yogurt at home. It worked! He loves it, but only if it’s frozen in my house and regular yogurt when we visit nana! Lol
Have other healthy snack ideas to share? Leave a comment below for me to add it to the list!