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Top Kiddie Favorite Healthy Lunchbox Snacks

Are you tired of your kid school lunch box left-overs, and finding nutritious snacks that your kids will love? Your child’s performance in school is greatly influenced by his diet, so it is important to ensure good nutrition to sustain your child’s energy needs and learning needs. It is hard to focus and retain information if the body lacks the proper combination of nutrients, making hard to retain information and focus. The five healthy snacks that you can include in your kid’s lunch box to sustain his nutritional needs include yogurt, berries, bananas, peanut butter, and watermelon.

Yogurt is full of important nutrients that your child needs to be healthy including calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. Flavored yogurts can entice your children to consume this healthy snack that has probiotics for proper digestion. One of the most common ways in consuming healthy bacteria that is healthy for the gut is through probiotics, which are effective in decreasing diarrhea, gas, bloating, and constipation. Low-fat plain yogurt of an eight ounce cup contains 400mg of calcium. Greek yogurt varieties are creamy when frozen, and they can be made into homemade fruit pops or salad dressing that your kids will surely love. You can also make fruit and yogurt almond tart or multiple layered yogurt dips. Berries are kids’ favorite because there are not only delicious but also full of nutritional goodness. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries contain vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. Berries can be consumed as is, but to add twist for your kids, you can serve it freeze-dried or poured into oatmeals or yogurt. Berries can keep your children stay away from unhealthy foods because they can fight off sugar cravings. Parents can easily sell the benefits of bananas ever since the release of the Minion and Despicable Me movies. Bananas are not just good sources of potassium but also prebiotics, helping the body in proper nutrient absorption. It can be mixed with veggies and yogurt too!

Peanut butter is also a great addition to your child’s lunchbox because it contains protein, magnesium, and vitamins, making a good source of energy. You can opt-in to naturally produced peanut butter because processed ones are high in sugar. Watermelon is a great addition to any lunchbox most especially during summer because is a refreshing source of water, vitamin C, and vitamin A, as well as amino acids and antioxidants. As parents, we need to teach our children the importance of good nutrition and learn about them by knowing what they need and what they want. Parents should be patient to find ways on how to encourage their children to eat the right foods, which are nutritious and delicious. Despite of your busy schedule, find time to read online blogs about parenting and good nutrition. Build precious memories with your children by taking with them, eating together, and playing together.

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