With the kids back in school, parents are shopping for supplies, making after-school sitting arrangements, and planning out lunches for the weekdays. Many parents stress over the quality of food that their child eats and are wary of the overly processed and sugary options available to them. Below are three healthy back-to-school snacks that are both satisfying and sustainable to send with your child every morning.
Trail Mix: If your child does not have any major food allergies, putting together your trail mix can create a healthy snack the entire family can enjoy. Rather than purchasing pre-packaged bags full of highly salted nuts and sugary candy, you can put together your own full of your child’s favorite ingredients. Mix in natural almonds, coconut shavings, and dried fruit to create a truly enjoyable blend. You can even add some extra fun to it by incorporating popcorn, pretzels, or cereal.
Healthier Baked Goods: Sending your child to school with a muffin may seem like an unhealthy option, but homemade baked goods can be a great way to sneak healthier foods into your child’s diet. By making them yourself, you have complete control over what ingredients (and how much) are used and your child would never tell the difference. By baking a batch of healthy banana bread or zucchini muffins, you’ll be creating at least a week’s worth of healthy breakfast options for your child.
Fruit & Vegetable Cups: Fruit and vegetable cups can be the perfect healthy and delicious snack for your child. Put together a fruit salad full of cherries, blueberries, grapes, and strawberries and pre-pack them for easy grab and go snacks. Chop up cucumbers, peppers, carrots, and cauliflower for easy to eat mid-day veggie cups. You can also incorporate other foods like cheese, hummus, or peanut butter for a more filling option.
Bartram Academy serves children only the highest quality foods, and we ensure that it is fresh, sustainable, and catering to a child’s diet. If you’re interested in enrolling your child in one of the best preschools in Jacksonville, FL, call us today at (904) 419-7563.