Healthy Snacks for Kids
Choose a low-fat, carbohydrate-rich snack with a moderate amount of fiber (a whole-grain pretzel, whole-wheat graham crackers, unsweetened applesauce), says registered dietitian Amy Jamieson-Petonic: “It will be easy to digest and provide a steady source of energy.” Water is also key and better than a calorie-laden sports drink, says pediatrician David McCormick. If your kid’s not into water, try juicy clementines or an all-fruit ice pop.
- 3 whole-wheat graham crackers
- 2 clementines or 1 cup strawberries
- 1 large whole-grain pretzel twist
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 frozen all-fruit pop