It’s that time of year again. School has started. I wanted to bring you 50 healthy after-school snacks because I’m sure you are wanting to provide the best food options for your kids to set them up for success. Nutrition places such a pivotal role in helping your child thrive. The vitamins and nutrients helps the growth of their bodies and brains as well as builds up their immune healthy. I searched the web to bring you these 50 great snacks for kids. Please scroll through my Foodie collection (directly below) to access the original recipes. You also might love to check out these 100 gluten free snack options.
Part of getting kids to eat healthy is flavor. Part of getting kids to eat healthy is modeling. Part of getting kids to eat healthy is what you set in front of them. However, sometimes we get discouraged as moms because our kids might not want to even try what you have prepared for them. Many of the snack ideas I have provided today are aimed at making healthy food both interesting and FUN! It’s a little trick that works to make kids want to engage in food more. Often times, all the good stuff is hidden within the whimsical presentations.
I became really inspired while writing this post. I often get in a funk when it comes to lunches and snacks. I am often sneaking all of my nutrients into smoothies…actually not really sneaking because they watch me put in all the green stuff, flax seeds and fruit. I don’t want smoothies to be the only tool in my toolbox though. I found 50 great ideas that I am so inspired to try with my kids. I hope you are inspired too. In this collection we have super foods, high protein foods, antioxidants, probiotics, high fiber whole grains and natural ingredients. Is everything 100% sugar free? No. Is it all perfectly healthy? No. Some of these ideas still have a moderate amount of sugar, but many of them don’t. Also, you can always make healthy choices within these recipes. You can choose peanut butter with no sugar added or go organic with the ingredients. You can choose whole wheat flour rather than a white flour. Remember that things in moderation are not bad too.
How do I find and collect my recipes? Have you ever heard of Foodie? Foodie is a great site where you can collect your favorite recipes. It’s that simple. You can grab and add recipes from all of your favorite blogs or food sites. You can also search within Foodie itself to look for ideas on any food topic to add to your own collections.
I added a screen shot here of my Foodie collections. You can set up a “collection” so that you can easily go back and find your favorite ideas within a certain food theme. For example, if I felt like making one of my favorite Thai dishes or trying a new one that I have already bookmarked, I simply click on my Thai food collection to browse all of the recipes I have selected to be there. I can add to that collection whenever I find another recipe anywhere on the web. It becomes an amazing online recipe book of things that I have picked out that have either become my favorite recipes or things I want to try. It is easy and fun to collect recipes in Foodie. You can also follow other Foodie members so that you can view the recipes of some of your favorite friends or bloggers. I encourage you to visit this great online too. If you are interested in some of my other Foodie collections, n the past I have shared with you my favorite seafood, Thai food, BBQ, ice cream and frozen pie recipes.
I hope these 50 healthy after school snack ideas inspire you to get out of your kid food funk.