Guest Author - Alissa Moy
Snack time is extremely important for your preschooler. With smaller tummies, your pre-k child eats best when offered smaller meals more often. This creates a need for some children to eat several snacks a day. Healthy snacking is a beneficial way to encourage healthy eating for your preschooler, and also insure that they get proper nutrition. Here is a list of fifty great snacks to have handy for your preschooler, or offer as a list to your preschool classroom parents. Please note that other then #50, peanut products are not listed as many children have allergies. Please be aware of who you share your snacks with!
5.Celery and Cream Cheese
7.Mini Bagels with spreads
13.Pizza slices cut thin or pizza bagels
29.Bananas or banana slices
31.Unsweetened Cereal or lower sugar cereal, like Kix
32.Mini Carrots and Dip
33.Melon boats or chunks
39.Cinnamon or Raisin Bread
43.Chips and Salsa, in individual cups
44.Banana bread squares
45.Frozen fruit juice pops
46.Organic Fruit snacks
47.Frozen yogurt juice pops
50.Peanut butter crackers *Check for any child allergies before serving!
Fun recipes that are simple and creative for your child to make are good snacks for everyone, too. Think about enlisting you child's help in creating a yummy fruit salad, crunchy granola snack mix, or turkey roll up tortillas. Encourage their creativity and unique ideas when making mixes or salads. If you do create a special mix or salad, and share it with others for a snack, be sure to hand out the recipe. Everyone loves a good snack!