By Nicole Spain
Snacking is important for kids because their bellies fill up fast and they burn energy quickly. Between meals, snacks give kids the extra boost of energy they need to keep learning, playing, climbing, jumping and just being a kid.
To select healthy snacks at the grocery store; follow this easy finger counting method. All you need are the nutrition fact label and ingredient label. At the end if you have any fingers raised it is likely a healthy snack.
At our schools you may see some new items on the menu such as Cinnamon Graham Crackers. This new item was chosen for its clean label with all non-GMO ingredients & zero high-fructose corn syrup. The graham crackers provide whole grains, fiber, protein and are low in sugar and sodium. These graham crackers produced by Safe + Fair are also peanut and tree nut free. If you are looking for a quick grab and go-to snack check out Remy’s Graham Crackers from Safe + Fair. You can purchase online at https://www.safeandfair.com?discount=LCG50
Use the code LCG50 to get 50% off your purchase for the next 90 days! Pair these with slices of fresh pears or peaches, a cold glass of low-fat milk, or try one of our two delicious dips such as Chocolate Yogurt dip or Harvest Apple Chip Dip to give your kid the energy they need at snack time!
Chocolate Yogurt Dip
½ cup plain yogurt
1.5 Tbs agave syrup
1 Tbs cocoa powder
¼ tsp vanilla
Harvest Apple Chip Dip
5 cups fresh apples, finely diced (approx. 5 apples)
1/8 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)