Wellness Tips - February 5

09 February, 2021

wellness, healthy eating

Healthy snacks for kids and teens.

It's important to have snacks that give staying power, that is they last a while until the next meal. Usually combining a carbohydrate with a protein will ensure that your child will be nourished in a healthy way. So here is a list of snacks that help with learning that combine a fruit or vegetable source with a protein source.

Here are some of my favourite snacks that are great for on the go and packed with staying power:

  • Raw veggies, whole grain crackers and hummus
  • Whole grain mini pitas and cheese
  • Apple slices with cinnamon sprinkled on top and cheese cubes
  • Unsweetened fruit and veggie pouches/cups and pumpkin seeds
  • Leftover French toast or waffle strips with dip (we use a combination of yogurt and peanut butter)
  • Homemade trail mix (combine your favourite nuts, seeds, unsweetened dried fruit and whole graincereal)
  • Cheese strings and length-wise cut grapes
  • Watermelon “fingers”
  • Peanut butter and banana tortilla wrap “sushi”
  • Fruit with yogurt dip (try vanilla Greek yogurt with coconut and chia seeds sprinkled on top)

Some information taken from the article: https://www.cbc.ca/parents/food/view/simple-and-filling-on-the-go-snacks-from-a-dietitian-mom

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