The first thing that your children will ask for when they return from school is a snack. Of course, you can always hand them a bag of chips, but is the genuinely healthy for their young bodies? No, because chips are filled with carbohydrates, fat, and sodium. Below you will discover 5 healthy after school snacks that will benefit your children greatly.
A hardboiled egg is filled with protein, which is important for your child’s growth and body functions. Protein will also help build muscle mass and suffice your child’s hunger cravings, until supper. This healthy snack is around 75 calories of goodness.
Dehydrated beef jerky is a delicious snack that can be created right in your kitchen. All you need is a Nesco snackmaster Pro FD-75a food dehydrator and you can create some of the most delicious snacks for your children. Beef jerky is around 97% fat free and very low in carbohydrates. You should only give your child one beef jerky stick a day. The sodium content in one stick will meet the daily recommended allowance.
One cup of apples will definitely satisfy your child’s hunger. This snack is filled with vitamins that will boost your child’s immune system and keep them free of childhood illnesses. This snack is around 75-85 calories, which is perfect for a small child.
A small bowl of carrots and one tablespoon of fat-free vegetable dip will definitely make your child happy. If you have difficulty enticing your children to consume vegetables, just add a bit of fat-free vegetable dip and they will never refuse those healthy carrots again.
Vegetables and fruits make the perfect after school snack, but as you can see, your child can definitely benefit from dehydrated foods.