Super Easy Power Snacks

Snacking was once seen as a negative habit that would spoil your appetite. Now we know that snacking is necessary, especially for children. The key is to provide snacks that are low in sugar, fuel the brain and provide adequate nutrition. With this come countless benefits. Snacking provides a quick boost of fuel and prevents kids from getting cranky before meals. Choosing the right snack can prevent kids from overeating at mealtime. Snacks should be small, healthy and offered a few hours before a meal.

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Apple Dunkers

Sliced apples are a refreshing and crunchy snack. Serve them with a side of nut butter (peanut, almond or cashew) or plain yogurt.

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Cucumber Sandwiches

The complete snack incorporates a little protein, fat, and carbs. Sliced cucumbers, with cheese and lunchmeat, provide the perfect balance for a snack.

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Trail Mix

Homemade trail mix makes for a super quick on the go snack. Combined your child’s favorite nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans) with dried fruits (bananas, mangos, raisins, cranberries), chocolate chips, and sunflower seeds.

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Power Balls

Protein rich, power balls can be prepped in advance for convenient snacks throughout the week. Hundreds of recipes can be found using oats, nut butter, dried fruits, shredded coconut, and spices.

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Veggies Chips

Chips are a convenient, crunchy snack that most all kids enjoy. Prepare zucchini and kale chips by tossing them in a small amount of salt and olive oil before baking. Having these on hand in replacement of store bought chips will transform snack time!

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Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are a crunchy and flavorful snack that is fun for kids to eat. Toss garbanzo beans with olive oil and spices and then bake in the oven until crunchy.

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