Snack Attack! The Best Healthy Snacks for Growing Children

Snack Attack! The Best Healthy Snacks for Growing Children

It’s back to school and if you’re like another other parent we know, you’re on the hunt for healthy snacks for your kids.  Kids need the best fuel they can get during their formative years to grow up healthy and strong. Wish all the pressure from school, extramural activities and just plain growing up their bodies need good nutrition and energy to help them along the way.

Montagu Snacks has put together a list of 7 of the best snacks for growing kids. Here’s the list:

  • Nuts and nut butters:  Not only are they delicious, but nuts and nut butters are incredibly nutritious too – the perfect food for growing bodies. Packed with healthy fats, fibre, protein and antioxidants, nuts are an excellent, nutrient-dense source of goodness.
  • Yoghurt: Plain, full-fat yoghurt with healthy toppings makes an excellent snack option for kids, especially during homework time, exam prep or to carry them through between meals. It’s a good source of protein and calcium for growing bones. Yoghurts with live bacteria are excellent for their digestive systems too. Let your kids choose their favourite toppings to create a really fun snack!
  • Lean meats: Lean meats like chicken, turkey and tuna are excellent sources of protein, which helps build and repair tissue in the body. They’re usually a source of iron and vitamin B12, and are generally lower in fat than other kinds of meat. They’re also excellent to help your kids feel fuller for longer during the day.
  • Oats: Oats are a gluten-free grain, and are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, as well as carbohydrates, fibre and protein. Oats release energy into the body slowly, and they keep you feeling full for longer – ideal for that lengthy stretch between breakfast and first break at school.
  • Trail mix: Trail mix really is an amazing snack option for anyone, but especially for growing kids. A yummy, healthy blend of nuts, dried fruit and seeds is ideal to have around the house, in the car, on their desk, in their lunchboxes, wherever. A handful of trail mix is a handful of protein, fibre, calcium and other vitamins and minerals.
  • Cheese:   What kid doesn’t love cheese? Dairy products are generally good sources of protein, calcium and good fats, and studies have indicated that full-fat dairy foods play a role in better overall diet quality in children. Cheese has also been linked to fewer tooth cavities in growing kids. Cheeses like cottage cheese are a great source of vitamin B12, which is important for proper growth and brain development.
  • Smoothies:  One of the easiest ways to pack a whole lot of goodness into one snack – a smoothie. Not only are they delicious and filling for kids, they’re also a great way to hide a few extra veggies when their backs are turned – think carrots, baby spinach, avo, kale, beetroot, etc.

Get Snack Smart with Montagu Snacks. Make sure you are sorted for your kids’ daily snack attacks by visiting Montagu Snacks.  Their kids snack range is so much fun (for grownups too!), and their dried fruitnutseed and healthy snack options will have you inspired to take snacking to a new level for your growing kids.

You will be in for a treat when you visit Montagu for a variety of snack options!