Family Living

Healthy Snacks to Get Your Family Back on Track

Family Living | February 12, 2017
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We love a good holiday, especially those with ham, stuffing, casseroles and pie! January is a popular starting point for getting back in a healthy eating routine, but make sure to continue your positive restart throughout the year. It’s also a great idea to steer your family out of those holiday eating habits. You may have the three square meals in order, but what about the “in-betweens”? Try these easy, healthy snacks that the entire family will love!

Granola Bars

You can just as easily go to the store and pick up a box of granola bars, but have you checked the labels? Some granola bars can be packed with sugar, so try making your own next time! You can find many recipes online with nuts, dried fruit and old-fashioned rolled oats.

Fruit Salad + Yogurt

Mix together everyone’s favorite fruit with a cup of vanilla Greek yogurt. Need a little more sweetness? Try a drizzle of honey and a handful of raisins or shredded coconut.

Kale Chips

We all know by now that kale is a superfood. No, not one that can fly, but one that provides a great amount of nutrients, like iron, in smaller portions compared to other foods. To whip up a batch of healthy munchies, all you have to do is place the kale into an oven for 20 minutes. Add a little spice to make homemade barbecue seasoning.

Fruits and Veggies

Remember that simple fruits and vegetables make great snacks too and are helpful on the go. Apples, bananas, oranges, avocados, celery, cucumbers and carrots are just a few snacks that are easy to keep on hand and take along on a busy day.

And while you instill these healthy eating habits at home, you can be sure your child is also practicing them at school. The Gardner School provides kids with a balanced mix of healthy snacks throughout the day, such as:

  • Organic Milk
  • Fruit & Granola Yogurt Parfait 
  • Oatmeal
  • String Cheese
  • Carrots & Ranch Dip
  • Bananas, Apples, Oranges

Cookie Balls

After the holidays, you may have a bit of a sweet tooth. Make your own bite-sized treats with almond butter, oats and coconut oil. These will surely provide the sweetness you need for after supper, not to mention protein and fiber!

We take nutrition seriously. It’s just one way we prepare little ones for a thriving and bright future. To see more healthy and fun snacks for your family, see our Pinterest board: Healthy Child, Happy Child – Meals for Tots! and Easy Kid-Friendly Snacks.