Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Kiddos!

While eating healthy can sometimes be challenging for both parents and children, it’s important that you create a routine that benefits the whole family. Once you fill up your fridge and pantry with the right stuff, providing healthy snacks and meals is much easier to accomplish. From fruits and vegetables, to grains and proteins, you can creatively serve these essentials to your little ones during snack time! Here are some of our favorite healthy snack ideas: 

 

Protein-Rich Snacks

Protein is essential for your child's growth and development. While cereal and fruit snacks are usually the most desired, these do not provide key nutrients like omega fatty acids, iron, zinc, calcium, or selenium. Some ideas for protein-rich snack upgrades include cheese, nuts, chickpeas, granola, sliced turkey, and sliced ham. 

Sometimes getting your little one to sit down in one place and slowly chew their food is quite the challenge. If you notice that your child is a little distracted during snack time, consider serving soft foods like greek yogurt, hummus, eggs, avocados, and beans to avoid choking. When serving these snacks, get creative in the presentation to make each item look more appealing. Take those mini sandwiches loaded with protein-rich meat and cut them into fun shapes so kids are excited to dig in! From dinosaurs to butterflies, the possibilities are endless. 

 

Colorful Snacks

When it comes to fruits and vegetables, there are so many options to choose from! Kids gravitate towards brightly colored foods, especially when they are presented in fun and unique ways. Consider grabbing a few apples, bananas, peaches, or nectarines, and cutting them into thin slices for easy chewing! Grab those bell peppers, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and zucchini. Lay them out in rainbow format, so each color is distinctly visible. You can also make ‘apple cars’ by attaching sliced grapes to a sliced apple using a toothpick. Or you can cut your watermelon squares into beautiful flowers! 

 

Eating Snacks On-The-Go with Buggie Huggie

When it’s time to make a trip to the store to restock your fridge and pantry with nutritious foods, delight your little one by bringing some delicious snacks on-the-go. Our Buggie Huggie Shopping Tray helps safely secure your child in the cart, while also providing a space for them to do entertaining activities.

The double-latch safety system and extra ‘hugging’ restraint layer help to prevent standing up or falling, while the spacious tray attached allows them to enjoy tasty snacks, coloring, reading, and more! There’s no need to stress while shopping, because this innovative tray will improve everyone's experience. 

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