It’s not hard to get kids to eat dairy.
Mac ‘n cheese. Ice cream. Grilled cheese. (Can’t you just see their excited smiles?)
Good news: There are other, healthier ways to provide the nutritional benefits of dairy regularly without the bad stuff. (Of course we’re not saying you should deprive them of summer ice cream cones…we’re just talking on a daily basis!)
Try these three healthy dairy snacks, all of which are super simple and convenient. Your kids will actually be happy to eat them.
3 Healthy Dairy Snacks
1. Chocolate Smoothie
This post-workout smoothie for adults is also perfect for kids, for a sippable afternoon snack (or healthy breakfast). It’s made with two kid-fave ingredients—chocolate milk and peanut butter. Just skip or reduce the amount of protein powder to fit pint-sized nutritional needs.
2. GoGo SqueeZ YogurtZ
GoGo SqueeZ YogurtZ are made with real yogurt and fruit (with nothing artificial added) and provide protein, vitamin D, and calcium. The best part? Kids love the squeezable pouches, which are great for snacking on the go (on the way to baseball practice, for instance). Bonus: they come in four scrumptious flavors—strawberry, berry, blueberry, and banana—and they don’t even need to be refrigerated, so you can keep them in your bag or in the car to prevent hangry meltdowns.
3. Antipasto for Kids
Antipasto may sound like food for Italian grandparents, but kids love snackable spreads. They also love salty foods, so if you put out squares of parmesan cheese with veggies, olives, and healthy crackers after school, they’ll nosh on the cheese while also reaching for tomatoes, carrots, and cucumbers.
This blog was created in partnership with GoGo squeeZ.
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