Easy, Quick and Healthy Snacks to Pack for Your Kids
Running out of idea’s for your children’s lunch box? Here are ten healthy snack ideas to pack into your children’s lunch boxes, or even your own!
A Salty Treat
Popcorn is said to be one of the healthiest snacks for adults and children. 100 grams of popcorn with a sprinkle of salt will contain 375 calories, and 11grams packed with protein.
Besides using them in between breaks as a source of energy, orange slices can be a great treat in the lunch box for school. They are very simple, and easy for little young fingers to peel, hold and eat. Oranges are packed with vitamin C and contain only 112 Calories and no fat.
Sweet and Crunchy
Children love the flavour of sweet and crunchy flavours. When you combine grapes, snap peas and carrots all in one, what’s not to love? Kids will be coming back and asking for more.
Cute banana cupcakes are a great delight and healthy treat for all ages, full of real bananas that contain good source of vitamin C and potassium.
Nothing tastes better than eating an apple in a style of a slinky. An apple contains 45.7 calories and a good source of vitamin C.
The Cooler Treat
With only 30 calories per 100 grams, watermelon is made up 92% water, so it’s a great snack to help hydrate your child after all the running around in the playground.
Celery is very rich in vitamin K and also contains folate, vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin C. Cutting up some celery sticks and adding a small spread of peanut butter is a great, healthy and tasty snack for your children’s lunch box.
Plain or Greek yogurt is a great source of protein. If your children like a little flavour try adding some chunks of strawberries or kiwi fruit into the yogurt. 179 grams contains only 100 calories.
Kids love the taste of cheese, packed with calcium and protein. You can place a few cheese bits into a bowl and add a few pieces of pretzels
for that crunchy taste.
Kids love to dip their food into sauce, so why not let them dip their carrot sticks into hummus? This is a simple, easy dish to pack into one’s lunch box.