In this new Parents column, Weelicious blogger Catherine McCord, a mom of 2, dishes out healthy snack ideas. Whether your kid needs a school snack, sports practice pick-me-up, or pre-dinner munchie, these recipes will have you covered.
Worried that your picky eater isn't getting enough fruits, veggies, or whole grains? Consider these between-meal bites to help fill in the gaps. Parents tested them with 1- to 3-year-olds, who happily munched along!
To make breast milk, your body burns an amazing 500 calories a day. No wonder you're one hungry mama! Add one of these yummy, nutrient-rich, 300-calorie snacks to your meal plan. Because these plates are super-filling, you'll be less likely to crave candy or empty-calorie carbs throughout the day and more likely to shed the baby weight for good.
When hunger strikes between meals, it's tempting to grab a bag of chips or a candy bar. But healthy homemade snacks can be just as quick and easy as those prepackaged options. Try these nutrient-packed treats.
We know what we're feeding our children for dinner, but what are they consuming when we're not there to supervise? For many Americans, getting kids on the path to eating healthy starts with their experience in childcare.
Your kids won't be tempted to trade snacks with their friends when their lunch boxes come packed with goodies as tasty as these. Meanwhile, you can feel good knowing they're eating wholesome brain food instead of vending machine fare.