Facebook Live: Nutritionist-Approved After-School Snacks

Facebook Live: Nutritionist-Approved After-School Snacks

Keeping kids healthy on the go can be a big challenge. Going back to school doesn’t have to mean going back to unhealthy habits. I picked my ‘best in show’ of nutritious snacks for little ones that ensures they get in all needed nutrients between after school activities. 

CHIPS & DIPS

Pretzel Crisps

Regular potato chips can weigh you down with grease & oil that are high in fat. Swap them out for light and crispyPretzel Crisps. They are made with only wholesome & non-GMO ingredients, and have NO trans fat, saturated fat or cholesterol. They also happen to be 30% less calories than potato chips at only 100 calories per serviing. They also pair perfectly with the healthy & delicious dips below.

Hummus Plus

Hummus Plus is the most convenient and delicious way to pack in protein. The dip-able flavors come with pre-made chicken to give your kids an added boost. Each perfectly packaged hummus plus has 28 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber and can be found at most Jewel stores, Woodman’s, Walt’s, Fresh Farms, and Brookhaven in the Chicago area.

Wholly Guacamole

As you may know by now, Guacamole is one of go-tos. I added it to toasties, dip my eggies, and more. Wholly Guacamole is the only brand I buy when it comes to picking up fresh guac at the market. It is made with only real ingredients, like hand-scooped Hass avocados, and no preservatives or additives. It comes in super easy peel-and-serve trays, as well as new snack-ready 2 oz. minis. They also just introduced three new flavors to their product line including: Chipotle Lime, Margarita and Sriracha so be sure to check out these fun new flavors! You can buy them locally at Jewel, Target and Mariano’s Fresh Market stores. 

SWEET TREATS

When it comes to feeding sweets to your little ones, you have to be selective. Pascha Chocolate‘s ‘Make Me Smile’ Spreads are nut free, soy free, egg free, gluten free, wheat free, and fair trade with a rich chocolate flavor. They come in both ugar free and original varieties that make a yummy topping on toast or rice cakes, or as a dip for low-sugar fruits. It is available for purchase at Whole Foods and Plum Market locally.

DRINK IT UP

Drink your Nutrients

Ditch the sugar-filled juices for Uncle Matt‘s new Blends with Benefits and their new Probiotic Water.

The Orange Turmeric and Orange Coconut ‘Blends with Benefits’ juices use 100% organically grown fruit with no added sugar or preservatives. They also add a boost of probiotics for a healthy digestive and immune system. 

The cold pressed ‘Probiotic Water’ is a simple, fruit-infused water that contains high levels of antioxidants. Though packed with flavor (and nutritious fruit rinds), it only contains 2 grams or less of natural fruit sugar per serving. It makes a great addition to your kid’s before or after-school smoothies.