Healthy Snacks for Kids That Are Fun, Quick and Nutritious

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Healthy SnacksJust because school is back in session and time might not be on your side as you’re getting your family out the door in the morning or while getting homework done at night, doesn't mean you have to skimp on nutrition.  Here are a few quick and easy healthy snacks for kids from celebrity nutritionist and author of The Beauty Detox Solution, Kimberly Snyder, that require little planning and minimal preparation, and are healthy items that your kids will love.

Breakfast Ideas

1. Banana Breakfast Wrap

Ingredients:

  • 1 sprouted whole grain tortilla
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 banana, diced

Directions:

Spread almond butter on tortilla.  Top with bananas and roll.

 

2. Oatmeal Alternative

Instead of sugary instant oatmeal, try a steal-cut oatmeal (look for products labeled gluten-free).  Kasha cereal or buckwheat granolas are great choices.

 

Quick Afternoon Snacks

These snacks are easy to prepare and can travel with your kid or be enjoyed at home.

Bugs on a Log

Almond butter on a celery stick with Goji berries.  Goji berries are a good source of B vitamins and antioxidants.

Zucchini Hummus and Veggies

Zucchini Hummus with VeggiesIngredients:

  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and minced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seed
  • Dash sea salt
  • Your favorite vegetables

Directions: 

Combine all ingredients (except vegetables) in a food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Serve with cut vegetables or spread on a pita wrap or gluten-free bread along with veggies.

 

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed PuddingIngredients:

  • ¼ cup raw, organic chia seeds
  • 1 cup of Homemade Almond of Hazelnut Milk, or if it’s not possible to make it, use a store-bought unsweetened brand
  • ½ Tbs. raw cacao powder
  • Stevia or Xylitol to sweeten

Directions: 

Place chia seeds in a bowl.  Blend the almond milk, cacao powder and Stevia or Xylitol in the blender until mixed well and desired level of sweetness is reached. Pour over Chia seeds and mix well.  Let stand for at least 15 minutes before mixing again and serving.

 

 

I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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2 Responses to Healthy Snacks for Kids That Are Fun, Quick and Nutritious

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    What I really like about these treats, in addition to the fact that they are healthy, is that they don’t come in wasteful packaging. So … healthy, easy, nutritious and Eco-friendly. Nice!

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