My daughter is a snacker. She asks for a snack in the morning instead of breakfast. She asks for a snack after she eats her dinner. If it was up to her, life would consist of snacks, not actual meals.
I have been trying to get a hold of this snacking “problem”. She only gets 2 snacks a day, and I have been looking high and low for healthier things to feed her, and to also feed myself. I tend to grab whatever is convenient for myself to snack on, so having healthy foods available is beneficial not only for my daughter, but for me as well.
Here are a few things that I have come across that both adults and children would love!
Above: Fresh fruit is always an option at our house, but sometimes just changing it up a little turns it into a whole new snack. Make a frozen fruit salad by freezing banana slices, red grapes and green grapes – the change of temperature and texture makes you think you’re eating something completely different!
Chocolate Coconut Protein Smoothie from Colourful Palate
Coconut, chocolate and banana – does it get any better? Smoothies are a great way to get nutrition and curb that sweets craving, and this one sounds amazing!
Hot Fudge Brownie Larabars from Chocolate Covered Kate
If you are a fan of Larabars, this is a site you need to check out. Make these healthy bars at home – for a fraction of the price and they are said to be better than the store bought ones!
Homemade Fruit Roll Ups from Our Best Bites
I’ve always wanted to try making my own fruit roll up. And right now, I’m wondering how an apple version would be, since apples are in season. I know my daughter would love this one!
Edamame Dip from Aggie’s Kitchen
Snacks don’t have to be sweet!! If you’ve never had edamame dip before, please run into the kitchen and make this. This dip is so delicious. It is definitely my favorite way to consume edamame.
Carrot Patches from Taste and Tell
With the kids, sometimes it’s all about presentation. This is a way to eat carrots and hummus that most kids wouldn’t turn down!
What is your favorite healthy snack?