28. Half of a sandwich
Sandwiches don’t have to be just for mealtime. Half a sandwich can also make a healthy snack for kids.
To build a healthy sandwich, start with whole-wheat bread, pick a source of protein, and include a fruit or veggie, if possible.
Here are some examples of healthy sandwich combinations:
cheddar cheese and thinly sliced apples
mozzarella cheese and tomato slices
peanut butter and banana slices
turkey, Swiss cheese, and pickles
ricotta cheese mixed with finely chopped veggies
hard-boiled egg, avocado, and tomato
cream cheese and cucumber slices
The bottom line
Many kids get hungry between meals.
A healthy snack can provide your kids with energy and help them get the nutrients they need on a daily basis.
Offer your kids whole, unprocessed foods at snack time instead of prepackaged snack foods.