Healthy Afterschoolers

After a full day of learning, my son is ravenous. Choosing healthy snack foods to have available for him is imperative. Healthy snacks can improve a person’s health by adding fiber and nutrients to the diet. For a child, a healthy snack can provide a much needed energy boost, for after school activities including homework.

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Top 20 healthy snack foods to have on hand for kids:

– Air Popped Popcorn

– Frozen Grapes

– Protein Bars

– Hard Boiled Eggs

– Orange Slices

– Broccoli Florets

– Green Salad

– Hummus

– Cherry Tomatoes

– Nonfat Yogurt

– Peanut Butter

– Frozen Mangos

– Frozen Yogurt

– Fruit Smoothies

– Walnuts

– Sunflower Seeds

– Soy Chips

– Bean Salad

– Sliced Apples

– Pickles

– Olives

Eating healthy snack foods several times a day can be good for the body. It helps to keep kids from binging on not such healthy stuff. Extra healthy snacking also means extra energy and nutrients and controlling hunger pangs to avoid feelings of deprivation which can lead to overheating.

To compliment the healthy snacking, try this super nutritious and delicious smoothie. It’s an energy booster and filling, so that hour or two before dinner time will not be as excruciating for  your child.

Green Supreme Smoothie

Ingredients:

-2 bananas

-a handful of spinach

-1/2 cup of frozen peaches

-1/2 cup of frozen mango

-1 cup water

-ice optional

-for an extra boost, a teaspoon of flaxseed and some spirulina powder

Combine all ingredients in the blender until smooth.  Serve instantly.

For more healthy snacking ideas for kids, click here.

Article By Nuria Almeida

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