Looking for Healthy Snack Ideas?
Moms can get stumped for variety in nutritious snacking. Celery, carrots, and apples aren’t the only options. To complicate matters, many schools prohibit dairy and nuts, because so many children have allergies. That means healthy foods like walnuts, almonds, peanuts, yogurt and cheese are eliminated right off the bat.
We get in a rut and believe snack items must come out of a bag or box. We need to think of snacking as mini-meals. Most kids do NOT eat the recommended five (or more) servings of fruit and vegetables per day. So that’s a good place to begin.
One elementary teacher told her students their snacks should be something “picked or plucked” from a tree or the ground. Good advice!
Dani thinks snap peas
are a yummy snack.
The Variety Is Astonishing!
Slice Up Fruit:
Berries: Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries
Raw Finger Vegetables:
Peppers (red, green, yellow or orange)
Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
Squash slices (summer squash, zucchini)
Other Dairy- and Nut-Free Snacks:
Nut-free granola bars
Nut-free Trail mix
Pita chips dipped in hummus
Backed Tortilla chips with bean dip
Baked dried apples (Bare Fruit is available at Costco and is like eating chips)
Sunflower and Pumpkin seeds
CLICK HERE for Solving the School Lunch Dilemma.
For a synopsis of the Baby Bites book, Click Here.