According to Everyday Health, kids should snack frequently on healthy foods. Why? Because curbing extreme hunger helps you avoid choosing unhealthy snacks and cuts down on overeating at meals. Eating small meals every three to four hours is the best way to go. Small snacks keep their blood sugar levels up, which also avoids those cranky episodes which no parent wants for their children.
When traveling, parents know kids get bored easily, and pulling out some snacks can also break up the ride. Here are some health travel snack ideas suggested by Parents Magazine.
Granola bars and yoghurt cups. Kids can crumble low sugar granola bars into a small cup of yoghurt. Pre-packaged bars and yoghurt containers are easily managed for travel.
Mini pancakes or waffles. You can defrost mini pancakes and spread peanut butter or a favorite nut butter on top with a layer of jelly and pack in plastic bags. Or make waffle sandwiches with bananas and a drizzle of maple syrup in between. Pack in an airtight container and bring napkins.
. Melt some feta cheese and chopped spinach between two wraps and cut into wedges, Store in plastic bags and bring mild salsa for dipping.
String cheese and deli meat. Role thinly sliced deli ham around the cheese stick for a good protein snack.
Humus pita pockets. Humus is a rich source of B6 vitamins and iron. You can pack humus as a dip for celery and carrot sticks or fill pita pockets with humus and sliced cucumber. Put them in resealable plastic bags.
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