Back To School Healthy Snacks For The Lunchbox
Healthy snacks are a very important part of a child's lunchbox for school. Snacks give children the nutrients and energy to help their brains function optimally throughout the school day.
Kids will enjoy these tasty snacks and get a punch of vitamins and minerals.
You can even add a little healthy lunch note to give their lunchbox an extra treat.
Have your child help pick the snacks they enjoy and they are more apt to eat it.
Here are some ideas of simple and healthy back to school snacks:
Dip it. Pair cherry tomatoes or cucumber slices with your child’s favorite dip. Try hummus, applesauce, or salsa.
Spread it. Pair grapes or apple slices with nut butter, such as almond or peanut butter
Cube it. Children love finger foods so try cubing honeydew, sweet potato, or watermelon for easy snacking.
Skew it. Make fun snack kabobs by skewing cubes of low fat cheese with grapes on pretzels sticks.
Discover it. Expose your child to new foods as snacks, such as edamame or sugar snap peas.
Mix it. Create a trail mix by combining different nuts and seeds with dried fruit. Try almonds, sunflower seeds, and dried apricots
Written by Anne Kolker
Written on Aug 03, 2010
Last updated on Aug 31, 2014