Nutritious Snack Ideas for kids
Nutritious and Healthy Nutritious Snack Ideas
My number one choice for a healthy snack will always include fresh fruits and/or vegetables. Keep those fruits and vegetables coming as they are the source of major nutrients. The possibilities are endless. My son’s favorites are bananas, oranges, apples, blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, carrots, green beans, peas and corn.
Cereal could be a great source of nutrition, especially if they are made from whole grains. Add milk and this snack will also have fat and protein which your child needs at this young age. Add dried fruits and nuts to increase the nutrients.
Popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks if you buy the organic, lightly salted variety with no butter added. If you would like to add fat and protein, add some cheese.
Word of caution: Do NOT offer popcorn to very young children because popcorn could be a choking hazard.
Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
This one-of-a-kind beverage offers a lot of vitamin C and fiber. I, personally, do not offer any store bought juices to my son. The freshly squeezed orange juice is my only choice for juice. My other choices for a beverage are water and milk.
Dried Fruits and Nuts
Try to include some dried fruits, such as raisins, and some nuts such as walnuts and almonds with your child’s snack. They are very nutritious and kids love them.
Word of caution: Do NOT offer nuts to very young children because buts could be a choking hazard.