Do you run out of ideas for snacks for your children’s lunches or perhaps your own? Here is a list of snacks for hunger or thirst.
Healthy Snack Ideas
Snack size yogurts, milk puddings and fruit cups….don’t forget a spoon.
Milk and milk shakes in a drinking box….keep some cold and ready to go.
Any fruit …grapes, orange wedges, cantaloupe slices, canned pineapple spears or chunks.
Vegetable sticks mixed with chunks of cheese.
Celery sticks filled with soft cheese or peanut butter; add a few crackers.
Crackers…bag them yourself or buy small portion packs.
Peanut butter and crackers.
Snack pack cheese and crackers or peanut butter and crackers.
Handful of wholegrain cereal……add a few grapes or small chunks of cheese.
Whole grain muffin.
Sandwich with a few slices of fruit.
Cold pizza slices.
Half bagel with cheese or peanut butter.
Popcorn or nuts for older children.
Milk-plain or chocolate
Tropical Fruit Juice
Banana Bread and Buns
Eggs-Hard Cooked or Deviled
Ice Cream/Ice Milk Milk
Nuts and seeds*
Sandwich– Cheese; Egg Salad; Ham; Peanut Butter; Salmon; Tuna.
Vegetables – Raw: Anise; Broccoli Pieces; Carrots*; Cauliflower Pieces; Celery; Kohlrabi; Peppers; Radishes; Rutabaga/ Turnip strips; Snowpeas; Zucchini
* Nuts; Seeds: Popcorn; Some raw fruits such as grapes; Some raw vegetables especially carrots are good snacks but may cause choking in children under age three. Always supervise young children when they are eating.
Snack Lists made by Nutrition Communications, The Ontario Milk Marketing Board
Sneaky Veggie Lunch
I started doing this for my kids, but now I do it for myself and my husband. When I make sandwiches with turkey or lean ham, I use the food processor to mince broccoli, carrots, celery, and whatever other veggies I have, and then I spread the veggie mixture between the meat slices. It’s a great way to add extra vitamins, minerals, and fiber to a sandwich!