Be smart when stocking your kitchen with snacks for kids.
The world of snacks for kids is delicious and helpful. Snacks keep kids quiet, keeps them from whining less and keeps them happy and fed. Meanwhile, you don’t want to over-do them or you’ll have a child who doesn’t eat the balanced meals you work so hard to prepare. Take a look at our quick snack lists to be sure you’re filling your pantry and fridge with things you don’t have to worry about for your kids.
Some of kids’ favorite snacks with their nutritional content.
What do YOU choose for your kids and how much?
per 13 chips = 10 g of fat
one can = 39 g of sugar
per three cookies = 37.5 percent from fat; 25 g carbs
chewy granola bar
one bar = 3 grams of fat; 17 g carbs
one cup = no fat; 23 g natural sugars
one tart = 60 calories from fat
• avoid the lure of low-fat foods which have a lot of sugar
• avoid the lure of low-carb foods, which sometimes have more calories from fat
• avoid refined and processed foods when possible — choose whole foods