I’m a dietician at st. Luke’s nutrition and diabetes centre. Here in Cedar Rapids and so school just started and kids are coming home after school and wanting to eat a snack. So we’re going to talk about healthy snack ideas today. The first snack that I have is just basic tortilla chips with salsa is a very low calorie. I’m a healthy dip to use and the serving size. Healthy Kids Snacks gives below.
Healthy Kids Snacks
That I have set on the plate today is about a hundred calories. So it gives you an idea of what 100 calorie snack looks like sometimes. We want something quick and easy for the kids that they can fix themselves. That’s when you can use some of the hundred-calorie snack products and today.
That they could make real easily if the fruit was already cut up and prepared and they can add. It to yoghurt again this is about a hundred-calorie snack another way to get kids to have fun with fruits and vegetables. I have a hundred-calorie popcorn snack and as you can see it is quite a generous portion should be able to satisfy. The appetites of those kids after school kids enjoy and eat more new foods. If you can get them involved in the preparation of the foods. So here’s an example of a yoghurt parfait.
So they’ll try new foods is to help them have fun with it and one thing you can do is make faces with the fruits. The vegetables and that makes it a lot more fun and they’re more willing to try new things one of the things.
I find is a lot of kids want to use dips for their veggies and so looking for low fat lower calorie dips. There are recipes you can get and there are some products you can buy at the store as well to provide a lower-calorie dip. And then the only thing you can do with fruits and vegetables as kabobs and here the fruit kabobs. I use pretzel sticks to make the fruit kabobs. I’m something the kids can do it’s a lot of fun the vegetable kabobs just used toothpicks. You could use skewers other things kids like to do with fruit is frozen grapes makes a nice treat after school as well.
So those are some ideas on some healthy snack ideas. We also want to talk about what they’re going to be drinking with their snacks between meals. So we want to discourage a lot of sugary beverages that add a lot of calories and sugar. That’s not good for their teeth and so, for example, a 20-ounce bottle of Pop has 19 teaspoons of sugar in about 280 90 calories. In that things like lemonade they’re still full of sugar not quite this is a 12-ounce serving and it’s got 10 teaspoons of sugar in. It versus we want to encourage water which is a perfect beverage even with sports. If they’re doing less than an hour of active sports water is all. That anybody needs for refreshment and then remember. Those children should have about three eight-ounce servings of nonfat or low-fat dairy a day. So offering them the milk and the water instead of sweetened beverages is a great idea.