10 Healthy Snacks for Kids

1. Smoothies

You Can add whole grains to the mix-like oats or iron-fortified oatmeal, found in the baby aisle-for extra nutrition. Beyond just filling kids up with the good stuff

2. Cheese

Cheese is rich in protein and calcium, key nutrients that help muscles and bones grow bigger and stronger at a time when children need these nutrients the most. 

3. Whole-Grain Cereal

Whole grains should be the first ingredient. Have fun with it by adding cereal to a trail mix, mixing it into homemade granola bars, or sprinkling it on top of a smoothie

4. Hummus

Tahini  an ingredient in hummus, provides healthy fats, while whole-grain pita bread and vegetables supply satisfying fiber to keep kids fuller longer.

5. Freeze-Dried Produce

Dried fruit is also rich in fiber and can help with keeping kids regular; just make sure to choose ones without added sugar.

6. Whole-Grain Muffins

Making muffins from scratch is an easy way to ensure a whole-grain, veggie-filled option that you can store for eating all week long. Add shredded zucchini, carrots

7. Hard-Boiled Eggs

Beyond protein, eggs are an excellent source of choline, which is crucial for proper brain development, as well as nervous system and muscle function.

8. Nut Butter

Whether they prefer peanut, sunflower, almond or others, nut butters are an excellent source of kid-friendly healthy fats.

9. Frozen Fruit Pops

Yogurt squeezes found in the dairy aisle can be frozen into a tasty, protein-rich snack the kids will love. Fruit pops also help with hydration and cool our bodies down

10. Whole-Grain Waffles

For a healthy frozen waffle, look for whole grains listed first (after water) in the ingredient list. And choose brands that are at or below 200 calories, 4 grams of sugar

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