One thing that I like to try with my kids is to be prepared with a snack right when they get home from school (they always want a "home snack" as soon as they've put away their school things). So today I wanted to share a few healthy snack ideas that your kids aren't too likely to complain about. :)
We like to combine a banana with yogurt, a splash of milk, and some frozen berries.
Grapes & Berries
These can be eaten fresh or even frozen for a different texture or a cold treat for hot days.
We use our leftover smoothie to make popsicles!
Carrot Sticks & Dip
My kids love to dip mini carrots or carrot sticks in ranch dressing- very simple & easy!
All you need is yogurt, some berries, and some granola to make a simple parfait!
Ants on a Log
This is a great way to get kids interested in celery. Fill the celery with peanut butter and top with raisins or chocolate chips. You can make these with cheese whiz too if you like that, but I'm guessing the "healthiness level" will go down a bit ;)
Apple Marshmallow Smiles
These are a fun treat made from apple slices, peanut butter, and marshmallows.
For those days when snacks or meals are hurried at the expense of spending more time outside, I'm happy my kids (& I) are taking vitamins as part of our daily routine. Multivitamins can give our kids the extra boost they sometimes need when the nutrition we're providing doesn't quite cut it.
Did you know that kids aged 2-12 years should be getting 2-4 servings of vegetables a day? Teens should be getting 7-8! I know we're not always meeting this, and I know that eating on the go and eating processed foods can lead to nutritional deficiencies, so I'm happy to know that vitamins are giving us the "backup" that we sometimes need!
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