Since school just started back, I am trying to start the year off right. I try to be creative and point my kids in the right direction when it comes to packing healthy lunches and providing after-school snacks that are good for them. My three children love this recipe for Saucepan Popcorn which is so easy and healthier than the other popcorn alternatives. Here are some other quick ideas for when you are in a hurry that have a nice balance of protein, fiber and carbohydrates:
Healthy Snacks Ideas for Kids:
Reduced Sodium Cottage Cheese with fruit
Whole grain crackers with cheese
Greek yogurt with honey and fruit
Apple and Skim Milk
Almond or Peanut Butter and Banana
Hummus with carrots and celery Nut Butter on graham crackers
Hard boiled eggs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
1. Combine Parmesan and salt in a small bowl.
2. Heat the canola oil and 2 popcorn kernels in a saucepan over medium-high heat. When 1 or 2 of the kernels pop, reduce heat to medium and add remaining kernels. Cover and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the popping subsides, about 2 minutes. Transfer the popcorn to a large bowl, sprinkle with the Parmesan mixture, mixing well.