It's soccer day again and your turn to be the snack mom — the parent who's responsible for bringing the group a snack to help keep the kids revved up and ready to play! But what should you bring? Whether you're supplying munchies for the soccer team or any other sport, here are some great suggestions for snacks to keep their energy going!
Whatever the age of your child, for maximum health and performance, it's vitally important to keep them hydrated during the game. A bottle of H2O is the original sports drink, so be sure to have plenty on hand. While water is a perfect choice to quench thirst and replenish lost fluids, a commercial sports drink takes this a step further by adding needed carbohydrates and electrolytes. For a quick pick-me-up and tummy filler, unsweetened fruit juice, chocolate milk or a flavoured soy beverage are choices that will temporarily boost energy levels.
Some coaches may prefer their little athletes to have something light and refreshing during the game. Fruit definitely fits the bill. While most fruits are juicy, easy to digest and help keep kids feeling light, they are still jam-packed with carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are an essential food for athletes, as burning carbs equals energy. Keep the team satisfied with these ideas:
Since carbs are a necessity to an athlete, consider bringing these items to fuel the team:
Your wee athletes need more than just carbs to be healthy and game-ready. Here are some other great ideas:
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