Looking for some fun, nutritious snack ideas for your kids? Try these quick and easy snack hacks!
I’m always looking for fun and easy ways to incorporate healthy foods like fruits and vegetables into my daughter’s diet. Most parents of young children struggle with this issue at one point or another. My daughter Sienna is almost three now and at times it can be hard getting her to slow down long enough to eat anything at all, let alone a full meal! Providing healthy snacks for your little one is a great way to balance out an uneven diet. Young children need nutritious snacks throughout the day to fuel their bodies, boost their nutrient intake, and give them long-lasting energy.
This fun twist on a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich uses nutrient-dense apples instead of bread!
- 2 slices of apple cut crosswise, ½-inch thick
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- 2 teaspoons strawberry or raspberry jelly or preserves
- Optional: granola, chocolate chips or coconut flakes
Spread the peanut butter on one slice of apple and spread the jelly on the second slice. Close it to make a sandwich.
For different variations, try substituting the jelly with granola, chocolate chips or coconut.
If not eating right away, sprinkle the apple slices with a small amount of lemon juice to prevent them from browning.
Roll antioxidant-rich blueberries in Greek yogurt and freeze for a nutritious and easy snack!
- 6 ounces blueberries
- 6 ounces vanilla or fruit-flavored Greek yogurt
Working in batches, dip the blueberries in the yogurt, rolling them around to coat all sides. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place in the freezer until firm, at least 1 hour. Enjoy! Store extra bites in an airtight container or bag in the freezer.