Mass production has normalized the consumption of unhealthy and processed foods, and it can be tough to find healthy snacks for your kids. Roughly 20 percent of 12-19 year old Americans are obese, leading to a variety of negative health outcomes both in childhood and later in life.
In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most convenient healthy snacks that your children will love. Along with packaged options, we’ll also cover a few homemade snacks that are easy to prepare. Make sure to check out our website for more creative snack ideas for your toddler.
SunRype Fruit to Go Bars
While most granola bars are filled with sugar and processed ingredients, SunRype Fruit to Go bars are made with real fruit puree and contain no added sugar. They’re also gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan, making them a good option for kids with a wide range of dietary restrictions.
SunRype Fruit to Go bars come in a variety of flavors including wildberry, berry mania, strawberry, strawberry watermelon, and apple strawberry. With so many options available, you won’t have any trouble finding the perfect snack for your kids.
Like granola bars, soft pretzels are typically an unhealthy snack, but this homemade version offers the same great taste without sacrificing nutrition. You can put them together quickly with flour, water, eggs, salt, and yeast.
With a small list of simple and wholesome ingredients, you can be sure your children are getting a nutritious and filling snack. Check out the full recipe for a step-by-step walkthrough.
Frozen Yogurt Bites
Again, frozen yogurt isn’t generally considered a healthy option, but you can freeze healthy types of yogurt just as easily. Preparing frozen yogurt bites is as simple as squeezing yogurt onto a cookie sheet with a plastic bag and freezing the cookie sheet for about one hour.
Almost any type of yogurt can be frozen for a few weeks or even longer, so put a batch in the freezer and pull some bites out for an afternoon snack. You can also put parchment paper on top of the cookie sheet to make the bites easier to remove after freezing.
Most kids love to snack, so parents should make sure healthy choices are always available. It’s important for children to understand the benefits of a healthy diet and build good eating habits from a young age.