One day kids like popcorn, and the next day they are hauling it across the hall at each other. Nevertheless, they still need the required nutrients. While it is easy to force-feed them or just trick them into eating the healthy thing, it is not as easy a task to accomplish. To help decide which healthy kid snacks to pack, here are some pre-school-friendly options.
Popcorn is an absolute favorite snack across various age groups, and it only makes sense to add it to the kids’ snacking menu. Substitute ounces of butter with just a bit of olive oil and swap out salt for herbs. Similarly, avoid caramel and chocolate-flavored toppings. However, it is okay to indulge every once in a while. Add popcorn to your kids’ lunch or snack box for school, ensuring they satisfy their hunger with a protein-rich whole grain snack.
Yogurt is delightfully creamy, has a perfect balance of sweet, bland, and tangy, and is loaded with a gut-friendly microbiome. This makes it an absolute must-include in the list of healthy preschool snacks. Yogurt is rich in calcium, phosphorus, and other essential minerals required by the body. It aids better digestion, along with skin and hair health. The best yogurt is always the one made at home; however, finding brands that are chemical-free isn’t a hard task these days. For children with dairy allergies, it is easy to substitute old-school yogurt with modern plant-based goods. Pair it with some berries or other fruit to enhance the flavor and health benefits.
A true superfood, by all means, there is little you can do wrong with eggs. It is the perfect ingredient to add to your breakfast menu. There are a lot of opportunities or ways to get the nutrition right with the help of eggs. Add them to pancakes or waffle batter, scramble them, fry them, or make savory muffins. Another way to get the kids to eat their veggies is to add them to deviled eggs. You can whip egg yolks and turn them into cute little animal faces.
4. Celery sticks
Most kids do not want to eat vegetables. At times like these, celery sticks can come to your rescue. Celery is a crunchy savior hiding in plain sight. Packed with essential nutrients, it is a protein-rich snack and makes up for the lack of green veggies in their diet. It is also a good source of folic acid and fiber, meaning it will take care of their gut and their development. Pair it with anything, sweet or savory, whatever catches the kids’ fancies. Hummus is a favorite among many and adds to the nutritional value brought to the table by celery.