Healthy Snacks for Busy Moms

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Healthy Snack Station for Busy Moms

A little planning can provide your children with healthful snacks. Create a “snack station” to keep snacks on hand. Pack the station with snacks that your children enjoy and are easy to grab on the go: Choose prepackaged fruits and vegetables for children over 3 or shred/dice fresh fruits and vegetables for children 12 to […]

Healthy Travel SnacksA little planning can provide your children with healthful snacks. Create a “snack station” to keep snacks on hand. Pack the station with snacks that your children enjoy and are easy to grab on the go:

  • Choose prepackaged fruits and vegetables for children over 3 or shred/dice fresh fruits and vegetables for children 12 to 36 months. Have hummus or Greek yogurt dip available for dipping.
  • Make your own trail mix for your children 5 and older by buying a variety of popcorn, dried fruit, nuts and seeds then divide into individual servings.
  • Buy tuna, chicken or peanut butter individually packaged and pair with whole grain crackers. Smear peanut butter smoothly on crackers for children 36 months to 5 years old.
  • Sweeten plain yogurt cups with no-sugar added applesauce.
  • Stock the refrigerator with string cheese to pair with fruits and vegetables. Cut into tiny pieces for children under 5.
  • Popcorn is a great whole grain snack for children 5 and older. Avoid varieties with butter and salt.
  • Use whole wheat bread or tortillas to make half servings of sandwiches, wraps or quesadillas for snacks on the go.
  • Try bars made with whole foods, such as Larabar, KIND and Kashi, and look for less than 10 grams of sugar.
  • Gerber GRADUATES Fruit & Veggie Melts or the various brands of squeezable fruit/vegetable combinations are available for toddlers.

Try these tips to provide your children with more nutritious snack options.

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