Snacking is so important for both parents and kids. Snacking helps control hunger levels. Snacking gives us the energy & fuel our bodies need. Snacking helps regulate our blood sugars & moods so we remain focused and alert and not irritable or shaky. The list goes on. Because of the power of snacking, I’m sharing this post with you: Snack Attack – 7 Fun & Festive Snack Ideas that are also kid-approved.
*Depending on the child’s age, your kids can help make these snacks. Just show them how the first time.
- Fancy Fruit & Cheese Kabobs: place a slice of fruit & a chunk of cheese onto a tooth pick and you’ve made a kabob.
- Celery sticks with Laughing Cow Cheese wedge: spread it on and you’ve got the creamy goodness. (when you get the celery, wash it, chop off the ends, and place it in a cup of water in the fridge so it stays fresh and crunchy).
- Chill-house Stacker: Cracker, sliced cucumber, shredded chicken or deli meat, sliced Jarlsberg Lite Cheese: stack it up.
- Hummus dip with baby carrots: you can make your own hummus or use store-bought.
- PBB bites: Peanut butter with bananas: spread that love on and enjoy!
- Almond butter with apple slices (if your child can cut the apple by himself that is fine. If not, the parents can pre-slice the apples and squeeze lemon juice on them so the apples do not brown. Put the sliced apples in a container in the fridge and they are ready-to-eat)
- Perfect Parfait: Blueberries (or any fruit) and yogurt. Do a mini-layer of yogurt, another layer of fruit, and keep it going.
These snacks are great, filling, and fresh so that you know you are feeding you and your family wholesome food!
When you have a Snack Attack – 7 Fun & Festive Snack Ideas will serve you right. What’s on your snack menu?
For more snack ideas, check out my book: 365 Snacks for Every Day of the Year. Every snack is under 250 calories and there are snacks for whether you are at home, at work, on the go, at a convenience store (for when traveling), or for your sweet tooth.
For additional posts on snacking, check out:
5 Simple & Fast Homemade Snack Ideas
5 Favorite Snacks for Work or School
18 Fabulous Back-To-School Snacks Your Kids Can Make
7 Healthy Hiking Snacks
By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN