Top snacks for kids to boost energy

Children are like black holes. They eat everything, even snacks, just like Dyson vacuums. They are also growing incredibly, so it is important to provide them with nutritious snacks. Snacks must provide nutrients and building blocks for growth and development — not just empty calories.

Children will feel more energetic and have a better mood when they eat optimal snacks. When sugar levels drop after eating a poor snack, it can be difficult for children to manage their emotions.

Cheese and crackers

This is an oldie, but it’s a great snack. Why is it such a popular snack choice for children? Cheese provides protein, which is what most children’s snacks lack. It also contains much-needed vitamin D and calcium.

Almond butter and apples

Sweet and crunchy apples are a great source of fibre. They are also great for soothing upset stomachs and quenching thirst. This snack will stand out even more if you pair apples with allergy-safe sunflower seeds butter.

You can make this snack more creative by adding almond butter to small bowls and cutting the apples into pieces. Use sturdy toothpicks and skewers to allow the children to pierce the apple and dip it in the dip. This is especially important for those using touch screens right after the snack. It’s almost like apple butter fondue.

Yoghurt and Granola

Yoghurt is great to give your kids the two-two punch of protein and probiotics. This boosts immunity, which is crucial for fighting the germs of back-to-school. Flavoured yoghurts can have too much sugar, so choose plain yoghurt and add honey or maple syrup to sweeten it. Some children prefer thick Greek yoghurt with more protein. Others find it too dense. No worries if that is the case. High-quality plain yoghurt is rich in protein.

Nachos and Salsa

The kids love this snack because they think it’s junk food. They’re particularly excited when it’s served in the morning! They’re getting a healthy snack. Basic corn nachos aren’t junky, even if they have less salt or contain flax seeds. These delicious, crunchy treats provide a good boost in fibre and sodium. As long as you only eat small portions, they are very satisfying.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips

Although this treatment is maybe a little more indulgent, it still provides protein and satisfies hunger pangs. To avoid any added sugars or oils, choose all-natural peanut butter. Pumpkinseed butter, golden pea spread, and soy nut products are great alternatives if allergies concern.

Ham roll-ups

These handy bites will help you get more protein. Add mayonnaise, ranch dressing or mustard to a sliced ham and cheese. Then roll it up like a burrito. Varietate the insides to create a new look every time.

English Muffin Pizzas

This may sound like a lot of work, but it is not. Begin with English muffin halves. (Bonus-most English muffin halves are free of sesame seeds, an allergen increasing in frequency among children). Toast the English muffin halves lightly. Next, add a generous amount of spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce from a squeeze bottle. Add a melted cheese mixture to the muffins and bake in the oven or toaster oven for about 20 minutes.

Banana Burrito

Children love food presented in new ways. The banana burrito is a great example. It starts with a peeled banana and a whole-wheat tortilla. You can spread your choice of nut butter or chocolate spread on the tortilla. Roll the tortilla like a sleeping bag. Cut off the cross-section for circles of goodness that the kids will love.

Muesli Pita – Cream Cheese, Jam

You can find a wide variety of mini pitas and breakfast options on the market, including apple cinnamon, multigrain with juicy raisins, and healthy seeds. Look for those with high fibre and protein levels. It’s amazing how many of these varieties can fit in one pocket. They taste even better when lightly toasted, but they are also delicious plain. Now it’s time for you to add your toppings.

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