by Steph Tilley | Nov 14, 2016
Not sure what you should feed your kids before their practice or game? The answer may be simpler than you think. Kids know when they are hungry and need a boost of energy. Often that’s after school and before their activities. Does that mean a choice between hours preparing “fun” snacks, or expensive and not-so-healthy fast food options? No! Homemade kid-friendly after school snacks can be simple, cheap, fast and nutritious. Here’s how.
Your child’s main fuel throughout the day and during sports is carbohydrate. Adding a protein or healthy fat keeps kids going through intense activities longer than an hour and a half.
Proteins and fats slow down the release of energy and are important for healthy growth and development.
What does that look like in terms of snack options? Pick some things from these lists to fuel your active child and save yourself hassle and money. Best of all, you always know what is in the snacks you bring from home. No hidden sugar, salt or unhealthy fats.
The non-perishable foods are safe to leave in the car all day. They are perfect for days when a pit stop at home isn’t possible.