Healthy Snacks for School Lunches
It’s the back-to-school season! And for many parents, that means it’s time to pack their kid’s school lunches again.
You might have the meals down and know to pack their favorite drink. However, the tricky part has to be snacks.
Snacks are always tricky because your kids might change their appetite for snacks now and then. And some of their snacks might not be the healthiest.
This article will cover some of the tastiest and healthiest snacks you can pack for your children.
That’s right! Yogurt is a healthy snack containing protein, calcium, and potassium. In addition, yogurt has many probiotics, which are excellent for a child’s digestive system.
You probably didn’t know this, but nuts are surprisingly healthy. Nuts have a lot of fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Another lesser-known fact is that nuts are protein-rich. These pros make a pack of nuts an excellent snack for school lunch.
That’s right! You might think that America’s favorite movie-time snack is just empty calories, but popcorn’s main ingredient is whole grain. It’s a fantastic source of fiber and antioxidants. So now you can serve your children just plain popcorn, or you can add a bit of flavor to it by sprinkling a bit of cheese.
This snack gets a lot of flack, but it’s relatively healthy! Why? It’s pretty simple. A cheese stick is, well, dairy. It’s packed with protein and calcium. Not to mention, it’s a fun way for children to eat something nutritious and cheesy. Don’t you remember the days when you used to eat cheese sticks and peeling into little strings was the best part of eating it?
Cheese and Crackers
Cheesy items, whole-grain crackers, and cheese are great for children to get their vitamins, protein, fiber, and antioxidants. And the best part, children love cheese and crackers!
Children consider cheese and crackers a Funtime snack, rarely ever giving a thought about how healthy cheese and crackers are. It’s a great way to get your kids into eating something good for them.
Bananas or Sliced Apples
Of course, we have the classic healthy snack options: bananas and sliced apples. If your child is a big apple lover, this is a no-brainer. Sliced apples are a great and less-messy way to consume America’s favorite fruit. Not to mention, red apples are pretty tasty!
Bananas are also an excellent snack for your child. However, if you want your kids to enjoy their bananas, try adding a side of peanut butter into their lunch bag. And yes, you can do the same thing with apple slices!
Hummus and Veggies
Hummus, hummus. A garlicky and savory paste that has been taking off in recent years. And while you might enjoy hummus with some bread, giving your child too much might overload their carbs, leading to weight gain!
But if your child is a big hummus lover, try throwing them some carrots, celery, or broccoli for them to enjoy this tasty, Middle Eastern paste.
Going Back to School can be a Mixed Bag for Kids
It’s true! On the one hand, they might be excited that they are going to see all of their friends again! But, on the other hand, they might be upset that they have to do homework again.
However, having a tasty snack might make their day. And with a couple of these options, they won’t even know what they’re eating is healthy.