Have you ever had a sudden need for a snack? You might call this occurrence a snack attack. Maybe you have a daily snack scheduled already – a lot of kids eat a snack when they get home from school. This month is the month of snacks! You’ll get some good snack ideas each week here on the blog.
A good way to choose a snack is by picking 2-3 sections of MyPlate, then choosing snack foods that would fit in those sections. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Protein: nuts, hard-boiled egg, peanut butter
Grain (choose whole grains): Pretzels, granola, popcorn
Fruit: banana, apple, grapes
Vegetable: carrot, broccoli, bell pepper
Dairy: yogurt, string cheese, low-fat chocolate milk
One of my favorite snacks is celery and peanut butter – it always satisfies my snack attacks!
To make it easier, here is a whole page of yummy and nutritious snack ideas (click image to view it larger):
What snack are you going to try next??