Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Successful Healthy Snacks for Toddlers

Successful Healthy Snacks for Toddlers

Parents often face a hard time to make toddlers eat meals and it gets more frustrating if toddler is a pick-eater. Sometimes toddlers cannot finish their meals so there would be nutritional gap for them. To fill that gap, the easier way is by making snacks. But how to make successful healthy snacks for toddlers? Here are few tips for healthy snacks. Have a look.

Limit sugar and salt

Eating foods with high sugar and salt will lead to serious problems in future, for instance, chronical disease, cardiovascular disease, obesity and so on. Once toddler develop habit eating sugar and salt, there would be difficult to control them later. Thus limit sugar and salt to minimum when you make snacks.

Make it colorful

Colorful foods do not mean cakes with food colors. Make the snack colorful with real fruits like raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, orange, carrot, or broccoli. The more colorful the toddler got, they are likely more tempted to eat the foods.

Treat snacks like meals

When you serve snacks to toddlers, it is recommended to serve snacks like you serve meals, for example, you serve it on dinner table. That way not only you teach toddlers about table manner, but you also prevent the crumbs falling around the floor. Do not ever let your toddlers eating their snacks when they are crawling, walking, standing or lying down. They could be choked because of that. So always serve the snacks when they are sitting properly.

Snack before bed

Sleep will use all the calories inside the body even though we do not active too much. As a result the blood sugar levels drop and we feel hungry while we are sleeping. That is why your toddlers will wake up before they time. Give healthy snacks before bed like milk and crackers to fill them up while sleeping. , ,

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