Healthy energy snacks for your kids

Most, if not all children require a snack or two during the course of the day. This boost of energy is what keeps them content and strong enough to stay involved in their daily activities without feeling too hungry and irritable before their next meal.

Avoid refined and junk foods

Highly refined, sugary, as well as fatty foods are not always the best choice when providing your child with snacks or food as they offer minimal if any nutrition. Furthermore, prolonged indulgence in these foods can cause dental problems, overweight as well as other health conditions.

Healthy energy snacks

Instead of providing your child with junk foods, consider some of the following healthy energy snacks.

Popcorn

Most kids love the delicious taste of popcorn so instead of popping some in oil, choose to give your child home-made air-popped popcorn. It is simply delicious and they will love it!

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Fruit

Fresh or even dried fruits make an easy and convenient snack to give your child, whether it is for a school snack, during the weekend or if they are on the go. Opt for the non-sugar coated dried fruit.

Nuts and seeds

If your child does not have a nut or related allergy, consider giving him or her nuts and seeds as a healthy snack. Unsalted and raw nuts are a fairly popular choice for many kid’s snacks.

Yoghurt

Choose to give your child plain yoghurt and perhaps even add small pieces of fruit to it to add flavour and even more nutrition.

Chat to your child’s doctor or a dietician if you need more ideas on healthy snacks for your child, especially whilst taking his or her heath matters/ conditions into consideration.

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