It seem like kids are constantly eating, so it's important you feel good about what you're giving as snacks.
Here are some ideas for quick, healthy snacks to keep your kids going:
1. Ants On a Log
The classic go-to snack of peanut butter on celery with raisins on top. Be sure to use natural peanut butter to avoid added sugar and feel free to switch up the filling with cream cheese or add other fruit you have on hand instead of raisins.
2. Meat and Cheese Roll-Ups
Take whatever sliced cheese you have on hand, add lunch meat, and roll it up. Use a pretzel stick in place of a toothpick to keep it all together - it’s safer and more fun.
3. Hummus and Veggies
Keep hummus on hand for a protein-filled snack. Use carrots, green peppers, or almost any other vegetable as the dippers.
4. Roasted Chickpeas
Once drained and dried really well, canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans) can be dry roasted at 450° for 30-40 minutes for a crunchy, fiber and protein-filled snack. After they’ve cooled but are still warm, toss with your favorite seasonings and you’re done!
5. DIY Trail Mix
Throw together a mix of healthy items such as raisins, dried cranberries, different nuts, and sunflower seeds for a healthy trail mix.
6. Peanut Butter and Apples
Simply slice an apple and spread with natural peanut butter or put the PB in a bowl and use it as a dip for the slices.
7. Grilled Cheese
Use whole grain bread and add in sliced apples to keep this quick snack healthy and delicious.
8. Cottage cheese and Fruit
Mix in fruit of any kind with cottage cheese to provide protein and fiber.
9. Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Thinly sliced sweet potatoes go into the oven at 375° for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Just lightly coat in olive oil and your favorite seasoning before baking.
10. Simple Fruit Salad
Take a mixture of fruit you have on hand (grapes, strawberries, kiwi, and oranges work well) and mix with a container of strawberry Greek yogurt for a sweet healthy treat.
50+ Healthy Kids Snack Ideas: https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/50-healthy-kids-snack-ideas/
Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Chips: http://paleogrubs.com/baked-sweet-potato-chips
Roasted Chickpeas: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/81548/roasted-chickpeas