Snacks’n Stuff

Hello Kids

You know the feeling…it is three o’clock in the afternoon, your stomach is growling and your energy is out the window. But wasn’t it just lunchtime?

So what do to if you’re low on energy and you need a little energy boost, but dinner is nowhere near yet? Here is the secret… Healthy Snacks!

Between the three main meals of the day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner it is recommended to have one or two healthy snacks to keep your metabolism going, your energy and concentration level high and to supply your body with extra vitamins and nutrition.

A snack should be big enough to give you energy for an hour or two, but small enough so you will not get too full for the next meal. And who likes to miss out on dinner, right?

The key word is HEALTHY. So no chocolate, sodas or potato chips, please. These kinds of “snacks” probably taste great, but they are full of empty calories and they will only give your body a quick sugar rush or make you feel even more tired.

We put together a few fun snack ideas for you. Let us know what you think.

What kind of snacks do you like? Please let us know so we can share it with others.

Happy Snacking!

Frozen yogurt-berry-pops

These frozen yogurt-berry-pops are the perfect snack between meals. Berries have a ton of vitamins and antioxidants and yogurt has lots of protein. Put them together and you get super-hero power!
But make sure you make enough, because your friends will love them so much, there won't be any left for yourself 🙂

  By willyk

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yields: 12 yogurt pops

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are full of flavor and nutrition and they are super easy to make. You can have them as a snack, a side dish for lunch or dinner or serve them with a few fun dips on your birthday party. Roasting them instead of frying make them a lot healthier and tastier than regular french fries 🙂

  By willyk

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings

Strawberry-Blueberry-Banana smoothie

Yum! Who doesn't like a refreshing smoothie in the summer? It's great for a snack or even as dessert.
Our blueberry, strawberry & banana smoothie is packed with vitamins and antioxidants and the yogurt throws in an extra protein punch to get you ready for soccer practice 🙂

  By willyk

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 2 glasses

Turkey-Spinach lollipops

Those bite-size Turkey-Spinach lollipops are a must-have snack for any birthday party. With lots of protein in turkey, vitamins in spinach and fiber in the roasted pepper hummus spread you could call them power pops!

  By willyk

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6-10 Turkey-Pops

Apples with peanut butter

Probably one of the easiest and most delicious snacks there are - Apples and peanut butter.
No matter if green, yellow or red, apples are refreshing, sweet and full of vitamins and nutrition. Peanut butter is rich in protein and fiber. Put the two together and you have a powerful snack between meals or right before soccer practice.

  By willyk

  • Prep: 10 mins

Super quick Honey-Mustard dip

This super easy and delicious Honey-Mustard dip only has two simple ingredients. Can you guess which ones? 🙂
You can use it as a dip for chicken strips, on a ham or turkey sandwich, with roasted sweet potatoes and lots more.

  By willyk

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: about 1 cup

Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

Everybody loves fresh fruit. So why not make them into skewers and dunk them into a delicious low-fat yogurt dip for extra flavor and protein?
Our yummy fruit skewers are the perfect snack for your birthday party, a healthy dessert, a quick energy boost before sports practice, or just a sweet refreshment in the summer. Well...start dippin' 🙂

  By willyk

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Yields: 2 fruit skewers

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