Both adults and kids alike are snacking more! Snacks provide around 37% of children’s energy intake but only around 15-30% of important micronutrients – yikes (1)! What’s more, the foods we think of as snack foods have also changed over the decades. In the 70s, fresh fruit was king, but now fruit juice (fresh or processed) has taken its place. Snacks these days more often consist of packaged chips, cookies, cakes, bars and sugary drinks – foods that are highly processed and loaded with sugars, salts, fats, and white flour. No wonder it’s so challenging to stay at a healthy weight. So go retro and bring healthy snacks back. Have these foods available at home for whenever your kids are hungry in between meals. They’ll develop good eating habits that create a healthy mind and body for life!
Keep it Chilled!
Make the swap from processed snacks to whole foods with these flavorful and satisfying ideas! Your kids or picky eaters will thank you.