Children’s Health- The Healthy Snack for Kids

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Health and Fitness, Obesity Prevention |

Getting kids to eat the right things is often a battle. Many think that healthy snacks for kids are few and far between, but that’s not necessarily the case. As a matter of fact, you can find hundreds of healthy snack choices right online and have the convenience of to-your-door delivery! Fruits and vegetables seem to always be the go-to choices when it comes to what you’d like your kids to snack on. Unfortunately, actually getting your child to eat them is another story entirely. That doesn’t mean that all is lost, though!

How about natural, healthy granola bars with carob chips? Or natural popcorn with real butter? These are just a couple of examples of healthy snacks for kids that you may not have thought were healthy. The key is to be creative and think outside what you would normally consider a healthy snack. You can find so many great choices online, as well! Snack foods like veggie chips (sweet potato chips are really tasty), granola bars, organic fruit snacks, nuts and even dried fruit are some great stepping stones in getting your child to eat healthier. And when they eat better, you’ll both feel better!

Organic foods are in general healthier and more nutritious than non-organic foods. Nutritional research reveals that, on average, organic food has higher levels of vitamin C and essential minerals. And according to Welsh research, organic milk has 64% more omega 3 fatty acids (FAs), most behavioural problems in children being alleviated when parents switch to organic milk, and that organic milk (compared to non-organic milk) may help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Give your children fresh fruits for snacks and more vegetables in their meals. If possible, serve as little meat and animal food dishes. Remember, organic healthy food is best. Start encouraging them to eat more raw food, because cooking and most food processing methods destroy more than half of the nutrition in food.