Eat Empowered, Healthy Snacking Ideas

The Busy Parent’s Guide to Healthy Snacks

37

When the kids come home from school, more often than not, they’re hungry and scavenging the kitchen for a quick snack. What’s a busy mom (or dad) to do? You need easy, interesting, healthy, and fast go-to’s…like a guide to healthy snacks!

When it comes to snack time, especially for kids who may eat small amounts at meals, snacks are an equally important place to squeeze in nutrients. Half a sandwich eaten at lunch? The second half combined with a ½ cup of fruit may just be the perfect snack.

Snack time is also the perfect time to sneak in a serving of veggies, which don’t need to make an appearance only at dinner time. Veggies contain fiber and antioxidants while being low in calories, and after school snack time is a key time to make sure your kids are feeding their brains.

Broccoli rabe is a great source of vitamin K, known for its help in boosting cognitive function and brainpower. It also has high levels of vitamin C, proven to protect against brain degeneration.

Before the kids have time to grab a bag of chips or the candy you try your best to keep stowed away, check out this guide to healthy snacks that you and your kiddies will love to dip, crunch, and snack on. And they’re all are packed with nutrients and can be made in 5 steps or less!

 

The Busy Parent’s Guide to Healthy Snacks

Broccoli Rabe Quesadilla

brocc-rabe-quesadilla


Broccoli Rabe Toast

broccoli-rabe-toast


Beet Dip with Crudites

beet-dip


Chickpea, Broccoli Rabe, Cucumber Salad

broccoli-rabe-chickpea-tomato-cucumber-salad

 

37