• Healthy Snack Station for Busy Moms

Healthy Snacks for Busy Moms

By |2018-08-09T15:02:40+00:00August 14th, 2015|

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.

About the Author:

Sydney Juergens
Sydney has worked as a Clinical Dietitian for NKCH since January 2016. She is the inpatient/outpatient Oncology Dietitian. Sydney graduated from Northwest Missouri State University and completed her Dietetic Internship through Iowa State University. In her free time she enjoys spending time outside, being physically active, and renovating her house.

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