We all know healthy, balanced snacks are an important part of childhood development but no one ever tells us that the same healthy snacks are great for adults! Snacks that are balanced are high in protein, carbohydrates (the good kind), and healthy fats. When you start getting the hang of it, it’s pretty easy to mix and match delicious combinations of those three food important groups. For kids, just make sure you’re paying attention to the size and “munchability” of certain snacks - we don’t want any choking hazards for the little ones. Don’t forget to grab the best lunchbox in the game! It can hold ALL of the snacks listed below and more.
Good Healthy Snack Ideas
There are two main categories of snacks: quick and easy/grab-and-go and better for home (read: messier). We’ll give you a good combination of both here:
Strawberries and Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein and comes in many different flavors. Pair it with your favorite fruit (healthy carb) and you have a healthy and delicious snack your kids will love.
Guacamole and chips: Avocados are famous for being high in healthy fats. Yes, your body needs fat to store energy, cell growth, and remove unhealthy toxins. That means your kids need them, and probably even more than adults do. Guacamole is a delicious and nutritious way to get healthy fats in.
For even more health benefits, scoop with vegetables instead of chips (but good luck getting your kids to do that).
Apple slices and nut butter: This is a quintessential snack that we can all remember from childhood, and for good reason! It’s delicious! When is the last time you dipped an apple slice in peanut butter and enjoyed the sweet and salty combination? It’s so good, you’ll be sharing it with your kids from now on.
If you’re allergic to peanut butter, really any nut butter is a great pair with apples.
The “munchability” of this snack is made easier by steaming the apples. You know your kids best, but as a general suggestion, kids under about 3 should probably have steamed apples.
Tuna and crackers: Have you ever tried tuna with your kids? Add just a bit of mayo and relish and it’s a treat! Probably not the best for grab-and-go (we’re not going to subject the people in your surrounding area to the fishy smell), but super high in protein and surprisingly kid-friendly.
String cheese and clementines: Who doesn’t love a Cutie?! Pair it with some easy grab-and-go string cheese and you’ve got a perfect carb, fat (and even some protein!) snack.
Favorite Healthy Snacks
So, what did we miss? What are your family’s favorite healthy snacks? We have a great sale going on with our backpacks and lunchboxes. Make sure you pick it up while you can! Let us know how many snacks you can fit in your lunchbox by connecting with us on Facebook and Instagram!
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