Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids
Processed granola bars, dairy products, and sugary juices NO MORE! Today I'm sharing my top tips for conquering summer snacks with your littles. Whether you're traveling on a road trip, heading to the soccer field, camping, or at summer school, these tips will apply directly to you and your sweet family.Get creative, Mom! You're going to L-O-V-E today's lesson!
4 Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids (and how to master this like a PRO!)
ALRIGHT Mom, first things first. We're going to the basics and I want you to be part with your old ways. Nix all of the following: Sugary fruit drinks, sport drinks, candy, processed food items (i.e chips, granola bars, etc), dairy, cheese, and anything pre-packaged that is not organic. Although you most likely had these growing up, it's time to give them up and opt for healthier choices.
Let your children help you Yes! Kids love helping and feeling productive in the kitchen! Go to the grocery store together and plan out what you would like to make for the family. This will help your children understand the importance of making good, healthy choices and will allow them to feel a sense of accomplishment!
Pre-Portion Snacks A muffin pan is an excellent way to have your kiddos "build their own goodie bags". Fill the muffin tray with a variety of different snacks (and different colors!), ranging from fruits and vegetables, to organic treats, homemade granola or homemade granola bars, and maybe even some organic, dark chocolate! (Pictured above: Mamma Chia Squeeze, Raspberries, Carrots, Walnuts, Celery, Granola bites, Mango).
Help them understand that food is fuel When prepping different foods, help your children understand that food is fuel for their body! Use kid friendly lingo such as "It helps you get stronger" and "grow big and tall"! This will help your children in understanding the true nutritional value of good, wholesome food.
It's never too early to start with healthy habits. I know you know this, Momma! Here's to you and your family. Proud of you! Mean it!