Kids Healthy Snacks To Keep Them Fuller Longer!

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If you have growing children in the house, you know all about the non-stop requests for something to eat. The key to keeping children eating healthy and staying fuller for longer is to make sure you include some great protein as well as plants and low gi carbs on their snack plates and meals. So what do I mean by protein? Here are some higher protein foods: Red meat

Chicken

Turkey

Fish

Pork

Eggs

Greek yogurt

Cottage cheese

Any cheese

Milk (protein milk)

Sardines

Beans (hummus)

Lentils

Natural Peanut butter

Natural almond/cashew/hazelnut butter

Mixed nuts

Seeds

Smoothies with protein added – greek yogurt, nut butter, avocado

Peas

Broccoli

Asparagus

Quinoa

So a great snack after school might be something similar to what I prepared my 9-year old son today. 2 heaped tablespoons of Greek yogurt with 5 sliced strawberries and a sprinkle of sliced almonds. There are lots of other examples of healthy meals and snacks on my recipes page and I will keep adding to them!

They run out of fuel too quickly with carbs alone so don't forget the protein and fats!