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Wellness Wednesday: Nutritious Snack Foods That Kids Love!

by Jennifer Hall
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(Photo by Mario TamaGetty Images)

(Photo by Mario TamaGetty Images)

Cookies, candy, soda; for many kids these words render a smile while simultaneously leaving a look of panic on the faces of all parents.

While, enjoying a handful of carrots or a rice cake sounds more like a death threat to anyone ten years and younger.

Enticing your little one to enjoy a healthy snack doesn’t have to be difficult. There are some great tasting healthy treats that will entice even the pickiest pallet.

Yogurt is a delicious snack that is both convenient and good for you. Rich in probiotics by way of its “live and active cultures,” yogurt’s healthy bacteria is known to win the fight against diarrhea, yeast, and urinary tract infections. Steer clear from the sugar-filled variety that are aimed at children and opt for a plain variety instead.

Hummus isn’t just a healthy favorite for adults. I tried this one out on my six-year-old nephew as a dip for his carrots and he loved it.  Made of chickpeas, hummus is a good source of protein, iron, vitamin C, and fiber.

Turkey is a great way to boost your kid’s protein. Roll up a slice to make a turkey roll and serve alongside a piece of cheese.

Cheese is a fun and delicious snack. Try this protein-filled snack in a stick or cubes.

Fruit are a primary go-to in every healthy diet. Mix it up try long-time favorites like apples, bananas, or raisins. Or introduce more exotic options like mango or kiwi. Fruits are rich with vitamins and minerals and they are naturally sweet so kids love them!

Sweet Potato is one of the most nutritious vegetables out there. Rich in Vitamin A sweet potato is instrumental in maintaining the health of our immune system health and vision. Try eating a sweet potato baked, mashed, or as delicious chips. Do you have a healthy snack item that works for your family? Let us know in the comment section below!

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