The summer season is a time where kids are everywhere at once, such as the Barnyard Bouncin at the Fun-E Farm. When snack time rolls around, it may seem easy to grab a bag of potato chips, but there are healthier options when you are on-the-go. Here are some healthy snack ideas to pack a snack that is sure to satisfy their hunger and keep their energy levels up.
- Whole Grain Cereal: If you do not have time to make your child a healthy breakfast, bring a small cooler with whole grain cereal, milk and fruit. If you have a little time the night before your outing, you can make a batch of clusters using the cereal, low-fat yogurt and strawberries. It’s packed with vitamins, fiber and calcium, and it is a great way to start the day.
- Low-Fat Cheese: Cheese is delicious, easy to pack and full of protein. It also keeps the energy levels high so your little one can enjoy playtime. When your child needs a break from running around, give them a snack of low-fat cheese cubes, fresh fruit and salt-free pretzel sticks. You can also use a cookie cutter to cut the cheese and fruit into fun shapes, because sometimes it’s fun to play with your food.
- Low-Fat Yogurt: There is plenty of calcium in low-fat yogurt, and your child can choose from a variety of flavors. You can add small pieces of their favorite fruit to add a little sweetness, or use the yogurt, granola and berries to serve a homemade parfait.
Kids use a lot of energy to climb, slide and bounce at the Fun-E Farm, and a healthy snack is just what they need when they are on-the-go. There are plenty of snacks that are easy to make and packed with the nutrients your child needs to get through the day.