Not so long ago, snacking usually meant munching on unhealthy foods that
one wouldn’t traditionally include in their meals. Meals were considered to
be the main source of nourishment. Snacking, on the other hand, mostly
meant eating nibbles between regular meals that were of low nutritional
value, hence, it was an activity to be limited if not avoided.
However, what snacking means has changed over time. These days health conscious
people believe that snacks can, in fact, help people in getting their
recommended daily intake of carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and
minerals. These energy adding tidbits, treats, and even ’mini-meals’ are now
considered to be as important as the main meals.
Everyone loves a good snack
Smart Snacking for Children
Healthy snacking is not a something that is limited to adults only. These days,
most parents recognize that snacks not only help in dealing with a child’s
hunger pangs but also that they provide the opportunity to add some
essential nutrients to their child’s daily diet.
The nutritional requirements of children differ from adults, although they
require the same nutrients from food as adults do, they need these nutrients
in larger quantities for growth and to provide them with energy. Snacks, in
addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, can be designed to power them with
the macro nutrients and micro nutrients that are essential for their
development and health.
Truth is, children love to snack. Snacks are usually dressed up in a way that
appeals to their eyes as well as their taste buds. Plus, where food is
concerned, for them it is something a little out of the ordinary. Also, as most
parents already know, the more you say ‘no’ to something the more a child
wants it. Most kids get hungry between meals. Feeding them nutritious
tidbits, treats, and ’mini-meals’ at such times makes sense. Instead of
eliminating snacky foods from their diet altogether it would be wiser to
substitute unhealthy snacks with those that are nutrient dense.
Nutritious snacks help keep kids healthy
Get It Right
We’re not saying that you should allow them to binge on whatever they like
and whenever they feel like it. What we’re saying is that rather than using a
blanket approach to snacking, monitor it. Ensure that you feed them snacks
that are fresh, nourishing, and above all, are preservative-free. Don’t buy stuff
that sits on the shelves of grocery stores for months. Buy quality- snacks from
a trusted source.
Regulate what they munch on and how often they snack. If you provide them
with nutritious, delicious, and eye-catching snacks then you can easily
address the mid- meal food cravings without doing damage to their health.
Snacking is not only okay for children but also desirable as long as you make
sure that you feed them:
1. The right snack
2. The right quantity
3. At the right time
The Healthy Snacking Solution for Your Children
You’re probably thinking, “Easier said than done. How do I add variety,
nutrition, and taste to their snacks every day.” Well, we understand how you
feel. Unless you plan well in advance and spend a good amount of time in
the kitchen on a daily basis it is difficult to provide them with nutritionally
diverse snacks. This is where we come in. With our service you can have kid friendly
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monthly. Also, we’ve designed a snack box especially for them.
This box contains goodies that will not only be a hit with the kids but also charge them
with energy through the day and fuel their growth. Also, alternately, you can
choose a snack or a combination of snacks from our open menu that you
prefer for your child.
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Make good snack choices for your kids. This will not only have an impact on
their health but will also help in inculcating healthiness long-term habits in