If you and your family have a hectic schedule, it can be difficult for everyone to get all the vitamins and minerals they need throughout the day. Preparing a few healthy snacks the night before can make it easier for everyone in the house to grab something good to eat that will help them concentrate at work or school and keep hunger at bay in between meals. Here are some healthy and family-friendly snack ideas you can try today.
Cinnamon Apple Chips
Apples are filled with vitamins, fiber, and pectin, which aids the function of the digestive system. These cinnamon apple chips are the perfect healthy snack since they’re low in carbs and sugar and packed with flavor. Cinnamon and apples are a perfect flavor combination, and cinnamon helps to keeps blood sugar levels steady throughout the day.
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Healthy Cookie Dough Balls
Instead of making cookies with your kids for dessert or snack time, try these cookie dough balls that are nutritious and flavorful. The dark chocolate chips are filled with antioxidants that help to shield your loved ones from free radicals in the environment throughout the day.
Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins
Blueberry muffins are a great way to start the morning, but you can make mini versions for a quick snack to enjoy once breakfast is over. These muffins are made from Greek yogurt, which is rich in calcium and protein to strengthen the bones and give you more brainpower to improve concentration.
Healthy Self-Serve Snack Box
If everyone in your family has different tastes, assemble a snack box or basket filled with all the nutritious snacks your loved ones enjoy. Applesauce packs, raw nuts, dried fruit, mini packs of hummus, and baked chips give your family members a variety of delicious choices to encourage healthy snacking throughout the day. The snack box is a great idea if you’re spending most of your time at home and want to make sure your loved ones have something great to eat.
Frozen Yogurt Fruit Dots
Frozen yogurt and fresh berries are healthy treats that are rich in vitamins and minerals and when you combine the two, you get a delicious snack that is easy to make. Berries are rich in B vitamins which are essential for brain health and enhancing the immune system, and yogurt is a rich source of calcium.
Zucchini Chocolate Muffins
Chocolate muffins are a decadent snack that you may reserve for weekend brunch. If you prepare the muffins with zucchini, you can have them any day of the week. Dark chocolate has anti-cancer properties and zucchini aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar levels. These muffins are a great way to sneak some vegetables into your children’s diets.
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
If you’re trying to eat fewer potato chips, try these sweet potato chips that are baked instead of fries. Sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene which contributes to eye health, and they’re a healthy source of protein and fiber. Top the chips with Himalayan sea salt for even more health benefits.
Homemade Everything Crackers
If you and your family love everything bagels, you’ll love these tasty crackers filled with all the ingredients of your favorite bagel. The crackers are made with almond flour and avocado oil for a snack that is high in protein and fiber. These snacks are also fun to make with your kids
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