By Mona Ibrahim CNP, ROHP
Serve hummus with cut-up vegetables (carrots, celery, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini and bell pepper slices) or with crackers, or even use it to make a pita bread sandwich.
Banana bread, zucchini muffins, oatmeal cookies, and carrot bars are some of the kids favourites. The best part is you can add in anything you want — try raisins, cranberries, dried apricots, coconuts, or nuts to boost the nutritional value and taste.
Low-fat yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, and to add taste and nutritional value, add some berries and granola, be creative.
Good source of protein, one egg provides 6.3 grams of protein. Eggs are also a very good source of selenium, iodine, and vitamin B2 and a good source of protein, molybdenum, phosphorus, vitamin B5, vitamin B12 and vitamin D.
Kids go crazy over these delicious treats, it’s a great way to sneak two or three servings of fruit and fibre into your child’s diet.
Raisins have a lot of good things going for them such as fibre, potassium, iron and copper and lots of vitamins.
Dice up fruits and line them up on a wooden skewer, let your kids choose their own fruits kabobs mix to make a quick delicious fruit salad.
Planning is the key to keep your kids healthy and satisfied with their tasty snacks! Involve them in the planning, keep it fun, and they will be onboard with the snack selections. Enjoy!