A healthy snack helps children maintain energy levels between meals, and it is also a great opportunity to support quality baby food. Help children grow healthily and raise them to have adults who enjoy healthy food, because good parenting is essential.
1. The importance of a healthy snack
Healthy snacks are a very important part of our children's diet and can be offered 2-3 times a day.
2. Decide if your child really needs a snack
Children need time to get another appetite, but on the other hand, if they are tired, a well-timed healthy snack can work very well. Here's how to decide whether to give them a snack or wait. How much time has passed since the last meal? When is the next meal? If it's time for dinner, offer the children only a glass of milk. If they still say I'm hungry, try to give them something healthy, such as a piece of fruit. If they are eating fruit but are still hungry and dinner is in a few hours, they probably need more food.
4. Be variable and avoid stereotyping
Try to change the taste of the snack regularly and change the type of food. Make one type sweet and the other salty and the third spicy. Kids also love savory snacks such as two or three crackers with slices of cheese, toast with peanut butter or vegetable sticks with hummus.
5. Limit the unhealthy alternative
Sometimes it happens that you unexpectedly find yourself on the road with your children. When you don't have a healthy snack on hand, we often reach for the unhealthy one. Most often they are a bag of chips or a bar of chocolate. Here are some ideas for healthier snacks that you can find in most stores.
Fruit - Most stores will have bananas and apples somewhere in the store. A small bag of popcorn for older children Disposable cheese packages A small bag of raisins
6. Teach children to prepare a snack
The children will be happy if you trust them and involve them in the snack project. They will try to imitate you and thus learn to have a healthy relationship with food. If your child sees that you are eating an apple, for example, as a snack, he will reach for this meal.