Mar 21, 2021

High Protein Snacks For Children

 It's important to make sure children of all age are getting the correct nutrition. If children have enough protein, fruit and veg and dairy in their diet they are less likely to need to snack. The world has made it easy for parents to hand their children a packet of crisps, a chocolate bar. You see many parents also thinking they are making good choices by using some of the high labelled "children's" products which also have a lot of sugar in them, which obviously is not recommended. 

I have put this list together to try and help inspire parents of some good healthy snacks, which can also become part of a meal for there children if they want to try and stop the children snacking. These are also great if you're on the go and want to get something healthy and quick to take with you. I think some of the problems is our lives are parents is very stressful and even I have been caught off guard running around, and needing to pick something up that my youngest could eat, as things have taken longer than expected. 


Are a great snack idea for children of all ages, they don't need to be made daily either, the great thing about hard boiled eggs is you can make the eggs and then leave them in the fridge for a few days, and get them out when you need them. They can also be used in a number of ways. They could simply just be sliced and had as they are, or you could chop them up add mayo or my favourite salad cream and make a sandwich. The other great thing about eggs is they are quick and easy to make if you do want to fry them, part boil to dip soldiers in or even scramble them. They make a great snack or even mealtime. 


Yoghurt is a great sauce of protein and great for a snack, ideally, natural yoghurt is better and it's better to add some honey in it to make it sweeter which children will enjoy. you can also add your child favourite berry's on top or even grapes (making sure they are cut up to stop chocking). I also think this is great for on the go, you can mix some yoghurt into a small pot with a lid, add the honey and mix it, chop up some apple and pear into finger slices and then when your out and about you have a healthy high protein snack for your child to enjoy. This also makes a great dessert. 


This is another one that gets overlooked, yet I'm sure like me you have given your child fridge raiders, which are chicken. So get some chicken breast and cut it up into bits size pieces you can also add some flavouring if you prefer and cook it in the oven. This can also be stored for a few days in the fridge, and taken out as and when you want it, it can be eaten cold or you can warm it up. 


Yes, cheese is healthy if you give it in small portions, its full of great healthy protein along with calcium which children need. I recommend buying your favourite cheese your child likes, cutting off a slice and cutting it into small pieces. You can then place this in a box and take it out as and when you need it, or place it in a smaller box for if you are planning to head out and need a snack on the go.

Peanut Butter 

Peanut butter is a great source of protein, and this can be used as a snack with fruit like an apple. Again this could be spooned into a small box with sliced apple for on the move. It's important to give children this as long as you are sure they do not have a nut allergy, or if it is the first time giving them peanut butter to make sure that they have a very small amount, and you are keeping an eye on them and in the position to know the signs incase they need assistance. 


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