My Son's Favorite Snacks
There's a lot of talk about keeping kids healthy and moving. Obesity is the newest four letter word and "moving" is the trending topic. It's easy to find out how many steps equal a mile on a pedometer and it's likely someone near you has one. I was most recently given one at curriculum night at my 7th grade son's school.
My son is very interested in healthy eating so I thought I would write down some of his favorite snacks and sides for you interested in enticing your kids to eat well and enjoy their meals too:
Favorite breakfast food: cut fruit
My tip: I have 5 days worth in refrigerator and I cut up a bowl's worth in the morning to accompany the rest of his meal
Favorite snacks: Many, but I'm going to list a few
Cereals: Quaker Cinnamon Oatmeal Squares, Kellogg's All Bran Wheat Flakes, Fiber One Oat Clusters
Rold Gold Pretzel Twists, Annie's Cinnamon Bunnies (Many Flavors)
I like to combine some of the above in a ziploc - the flavors go well together.
Everything I have described is portable, healthful and easy to find. Sometimes I bring him both a fruit and a bag of some sort, especially after he's been at a sports practice. When it's already 5:45 I feel good knowing that he's eating a snack that will replace something he's lost but won't bog him down. In the warmer months I also bring him a cold coconut water drink - forget the sugar, they won't miss it.
Favorite Vegetable: French beans with almonds (that took me 12 years to find...)
Favorite Dessert: Pinkberry!