Power Kids With Protein-Based Snacks!
Snacking smart means offering kids foods that keep them fit and fueled!
Want to help keep your child fit and healthy? Think protein! Proteins are vital to the body's immune system because they help form antibodies to protect against bacteria and viruses. Proteins also have a significant role in regulation of brain signals and cellular construction, and hemoglobin proteins carry oxygen in the bloodstream. Hair and nails are formed from protein and muscular activities are fueled by proteins known as actin and myosin. Protein snacks can help repair wear and tear on body tissues, keep muscles firm and even help with concentration!
Another benefit of protein-rich snacks is that they're filling and often low in calories and fat... provided you choose the right ones! Consider these lean and filling options:
With packed schedules filled with classes and after school activities, your child's energy requirements are high. It's important to make snacks nutritious. High protein foods are a building block to proper development. By making tasty snacks that your children are eager to eat, you'll be helping to fuel their minds and their bodies. Here are a few easy, nutritious and energy-boosting options:
Incorporating high protein foods into kid-pleasing snacks helps children stay active and energized and adds essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients to their daily diet.
What is your child's favorite snack? Share in the comments below!