6 Surprising Ways to Get Your Kids Eating Healthier Snacks

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Raising little kids is not easy, especially when it comes to mealtime.  Kids are picky eaters and tend to snack a lot more during the day than actually eat an entire meal.  Our busy lifestyle has exasperated the problem of feeding unhealthy snacks to our kids. It is time consuming to plan healthy meals when we are busy rushing out the door to work, school, park, soccer practice etc. We can’t help but feel like a failure as a parent, when our kids snack on a packet of pretzels than on a fresh fruit. We often like to blame our stubborn kids, or the food industry for marketing and supplying cheap and attractive looking junk food, but our busy lifestyle has a lot to do with the fact that the convenience of fast food snacks always wins.

As a mother of small children, I can relate to this problem. But preparing healthy snacks shouldn’t be time consuming, rather it should only take 5 minutes of prep time. So next time you are thinking of reaching for the packet of pretzels or bamba, take 5 minutes and make these healthy “on the go” snacks for your kids instead. Your kids will love them and best of all there’s no mommy guilt!

Carrot and celery with Hummus:

  • 3 small carrots
  • 3 celery sticks
  • 1/4 hummus
  • handful of raisins

Carrot and celery with peanut butter and raisins:

  • 3 celery sticks
  • 3 carrot sticks
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • handful of raisins

Apples with peanut butter and raisins:

  • A whole apple sliced in 8
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • handful of raisins

Apples with cheese and grapes:

  • 5 small apple slices
  • 1/4 cup of white soft cheese (to dip the apples in) or 3 slices of cheese (yellow cheese or cheddar)
  • 8 grapes (each grape cut in 2)

Crackers with cheese and grapes:

  • 7 whole wheat crackers
  • 3 slices of cheese (yellow or cheddar cheese) or spreadable cheese (Cream cheese, cottage or white cheese)
  • 8 grapes (each grape cut in 2)

Crackers with tuna and cucumbers

  • 7 whole wheat crackers
  • 1 scoop of tuna mixed with low-fat mayonnaise
  • 5 cucumber slices

Which of these snacks will you make first for your kids? 

If you have your own kid healthy snack recipes, please share bellow in the comments.

Orna

Wife and mommy of 4 tinies. Fashion lover and Krav maga enthusiast. Proud Israeli and Canadian. Happy baker and all things artistic. Avid reader and culture loving tri-lingual. Chesed fan and loves to help family, friends and the community.

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