Trash the junk food and start making snack time fun (and healthy!) again!

When your kids reach for a snack, how many would turn to chips over an apple? Junk food is convenience food, and children will always have sweet teeth when it comes to choosing their own snack. Fortunately, healthy food doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, take hours to prepare, or be tasteless!

Check out these low-calorie snacks that will keep your kids happy and healthy!

Whole Grain Cereal
Full of vitamins, calcium, and fiber, a bowl of enriches whole grain cereal with almond milk and fruit is a power-packed snack or a healthy start to the day!

Use coconut or almond milk, orange juice, and a banana blend for an instant, delicious smoothie. You can even sneak two and three servings of fruit and fiber into your child’s diet.

Today, take a pass on the apple and banana and try introducing more vitamin C-packed strawberries into your child’s diet. Whip up some whole wheat crepes or serve them up as they are!

Peanut Butter
Skip the jelly! Mix peanut butter up by spreading it on toasted mini waffles or rice cakes.

Made from pureed chickpeas, hummus is an excellent dip for kids. Serve it up with cut-up vegetables or salt-free crackers for dipping.

Fortunately, healthy eating habits are thoroughly reinforced at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. Our organization and staff members understand the importance of maintaining a balanced diet for top cognitive function and development! Call us today to learn more about our programs suitable for your child!