So today, I hope to share some yummy snacks that will help tackle the problem of the post-Halloween, icky teeth, yucky tummy, candy overload blues!
Cookie Magazine put together a list of 10 super healthy, yet totally yummy snacks for kids!
How: Mix whole-wheat pretzels, wheat Chex, Craisins or raisins, chocolate chips, dried fruits, seeds, and nuts (optional) together.
Why: Kids love this sweet and crunchy mix of ingredients that’s high in energy-boosting protein.
And how about….
- 3 bananas
- 6 Popsicle sticks
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter, softened
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts or walnuts, granola, crispy rice cereal, or sunflower seeds
How: Peel the bananas. Cut them in half, width wise, and push a Popsicle stick through the cut end of each half. Spread peanut butter on the bananas, and then roll them in the nuts, cereal, or seeds. Wrap them in waxed paper and freeze for three hours.
Why: A single pop contains 16 percent of the recommended daily dietary-fiber intake for an adult. The potassium content of the bananas can help reduce bloating in mom, while the peanut butter and nuts or seeds provide fiber and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
*My Twist: dip them in dehydrated or dried fruits too! yum!
For other delicious & healthy snacks, visit Cookie Magazine for many more ideas!