It’s silly season, and our little ones can often overload on sugary sweets. Now, we don't want them to miss out on all the fun treats Christmas time offers, but too much can often turn your little angel into a little monster.
But how can you stop them?
Keep them occupied with healthy holiday snacks for kids that are not only good for them but also appealing to the hungry kiddo.
We know getting your kid to be interested in healthy food can be a bit of a challenge, the sugar monster usually wins. But when there’s a will there’s a way! We’ve made our very own all natural snack bars, packaged, in your handbag, ready to go, wherever, whenever.
Aside from these super healthy, dairy free, gluten free, Australian made snack bars, there are plenty of other healthy holiday snacks for kids you can make yourself to keep them busy on a long car ride, to share with siblings, cousins, second cousins twice removed, to stop them from eating more and more lollies and chocolates from their Christmas stocking.
On average, kids today consume three times more sugar than recommended from high-calorie, sugary snacks. Growing kids are hungry little fellas, and they need proper nutrition to function and develop optimally. Because of their smaller stomachs, they fill up faster and burn energy quicker, so snacking between meals is important. Morning tea and an afternoon snack should contribute to 20% of their daily energy intake.
It’s important for parents to offer healthier alternatives as snacking options. Giving your child the ability to choose which healthy snack they’d like might work out better than restricting their diet and telling them they can only eat an apple or celery stick. Make it fun! Make it a little more child-friendly (make it look as delicious as possible).
Have fun in the kitchen - Don’t just buy all the pre-packaged snacks, make some healthy holiday snacks for your kids in the comfort of your own kitchen - and why not get the little ones to give you a hand! It’s a great bonding activity and can be loads of fun! - Hopefully with minimal mess.
It’s important to encourage healthy eating habits in children and to do this, you should show them not tell them. If they see you eating good healthy foods they should follow. Try to keep normal eating patterns through the holidays with three meals a day and healthy snacks in between. Kids get hungry quick, so having ready-to-go snacks on hand can help the holidays go a lot smoother.
Our snack bars are the perfect healthy holiday snacks for kids
Our strawberry whip organic snack bar will fuel your kid with slow burning energy, so you can avoid the nasty sugar high and the even nastier crash and burn. It’s all natural, vegan, soy free, nut free, gluten free and made in Australia, so it’s perfect for any child, especially those with stricter dietary restrictions.
Dates, organic coconut, strawberries, cranberries, natural vanilla powder, natural strawberry powder, organic coconut oil, and quinoa puffs.
In one serving (30g with natural sugar from fruits), your giving your child the optimal healthy snack with 480.13KJ of energy, 114.86 calories, 1.2 grams of protein, and 2.60 fibre.
For a little switch up, try the banana bang flavour of our organic snack bar!
Dates, organic coconut, bananas, organic coconut oil, organic cinnamon, sultanas, and quinoa puffs.
In one serving (30g with natural sugar from fruits), your giving your child the optimal healthy snack with 55.23KJ of energy, 113.55 calories, 1.35 grams of protein, and 2.11 fibre.
If you want to get your hands on these healthy holiday snacks for kids in time for the Christmas holidays, see our Kids Snack Bars page. At only $43.95 for a one off purchase of 18 bars or$ 39.56 for subscribers, they ’re your new handbag superpower.
Some more Christmas healthy holiday snacks for kids you can make:
Find the recipe here.
Watermelon Christmas trees
You can find the recipe here.
Rice crackers and peanut butter
Fresh fruit popsicles
You can find the recipe here.
Looking for something more? Check out our easy Christmas dessert recipes for the whole family.