While the kids are out of school for winter break, you’ll probably be hearing a lot of requests for snacks.
Fear not: Parents for Healthy Kids has got plenty of ideas for healthy snacks, from ones you can quickly grab to others that you can make together on a relaxing afternoon.
The first thing you can do to help your kiddos create healthy snack habits is to set yourself up for success. Limit the amount of junk food you have in the house, and stock the fridge and pantry with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat-free dairy products. Bonus: If only (or almost only) healthy options are available, you don’t have to be the bad guy by always saying no.
Below are some of our favorite nutritious snack ideas – for after school, or anytime – organized by how quickly you can pull them off. Because let’s be honest, some days, removing the packaging is about all that’s possible.