Now that the school year is underway and school activities are gearing up, healthy snacking can be a challenge. The options for between-meal refreshments are plentiful, but not always as wholesome and nutritious as they should be.
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At Cabot, we believe that teaching children about healthy snacking can set them on the path to good nutrition for a lifetime.
Here are some of our favorite kids snack recipes – they’re fun, flavorful and so easy to prepare!
Kids love to help with snacks and these Muffin Heads with Cabot Cheddar encourage their creative side – and who doesn’t love a cute kids snack?
Busy lives sometimes require Snacks on the Go. Try these tasty take-alongs for your next snack outing.
Fresh fruits and veggies along with The World’s Best Cheddar make for an amazing snacking treat. No kid can resist these yummy Crazy Bobs.
Lunchmeat and cheese make a protein packed snack. Fun cut-out shapes make these Yipes Stripes tasty and tempting.
Nutritious whole wheat flour makes these Rustic Cheddar Cheese Crackers a snacking favorite for kids and grownups alike.
Here’s one that’s sure to become a snacking staple for your kids. Because, really, who doesn’t love Monkey Toast?
Smoothies are an almost perfect snacking choice and this Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie fuels them up with the classic PB&J taste.
Tips for Making Healthy Snack Choices
- Power with protein. Protein is a healthy choice to help kids keep hunger at bay. Cheese, lean meat, eggs, and nuts are all smart snack ideas for kids.
- Snack imaginatively. Let your kids help plan healthy snacks. Get creative with choices and presentation.
- Shop together. Take time on the weekends to involve the whole family in making healthy food choices, especially for snack foods.
- Read labels. Check the nutrition facts on prepared foods. Just because it says “low-fat” or “fat-free” does not mean it’s healthy. Help you kids become informed consumers.
- Be prepared. Have healthy snacking choices like fresh fruit and veggies, washed, cut up and ready to go.
- Teach healthy snacking habits. Limit snacks to the kitchen. Avoid snacking during screen time. Avoid snacking after dinnertime.
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Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1,000 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.