3 Healthy Snacks to Offer Instead Of Candy

When we’re rushed off our feet at the end of a busy day, it’s easy to hand out candy and chocolates to our kids as a snack before dinner is ready. While there’s no issue with this every now and again, if it becomes a daily routine then this can have physical impacts on children’s health and lead to an expectation of sweets and treats every day. Check out these simple, easily stored snacks which can be offered as healthy alternatives to candy.

Chopped Apple

For many kids, apples are hard to eat unless they’ve been carefully cubed or sliced. Preparing an apple in this way takes only minutes, and if you want to boost the nutritional profile of this snack you could serve it to your kids alongside a few pieces of quality cheese.

Date And Peanut Bars

You can make some super healthy date and peanut bars in advance. Simply mix one cup of chopped dried dates with three tablespoons of peanut butter and one cup of oats. Add a little water to loosen the oats, and form into bars or balls. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Toasted Nuts

You can toast nuts in a matter of minutes, simply by heating them in an iron skillet over a medium heat until they begin to brown. Let them cool before serving them to your kids. To make them more appealing, you could always sprinkle them with a dusting of cinnamon and sugar, or salt if your kids prefer savory flavors.