Secret to healthy snacks for Kids

In this post I reveal the most important secret to healthy snacks for kids. Snacks are a terrific way to get all the vitamins and nutrients your kids need that they are not getting by eating their 3 meals. But to make the right snack for you kids you should know what nutrients your kids need. The secret information is the food pyramid. Evey time I saw food pyramid it confused me, so I found a great plate pyramid that I think is much easier to understand and remember.


You can see that Carbs take around 40% of the foods. Just remember to give your kids "good" carbs and avoid "bad" carbs. Fruits and Vegetables around 25%. Natural juice count too.


Meat, fish, eggs, beans for protein around 13%. Milk, cheese and yogurt for fat around 20% . Avoid "bad" fats. And believe me when I tell you that your kids don't need sweets :)

No that you know how much of each food your kids need, the only thing that is left is to put together a yummy menu.

24 comments:

  cathy

July 24, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Just found your blog and think that it's a WONDERFUL idea! As a mom of 2 picky eaters, finding healthy snacks that my kids won't snub is one of my hardest jobs. I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog and trying some of your recipes!

  Clare

August 11, 2008 at 8:10 AM

That's a great design idea! I thought you might be interested to know that the pyramid has changed from the carb heavy version of the past. It features a lot more whole grains, more veggies (a lot more!) and less meat/dairy. They have it at MyPyramid.

Hope this helps even more!

  Five Six Nine Two

July 22, 2009 at 11:48 AM

thanks for this post!


very useful!

  Kids Nutirtion

July 29, 2009 at 4:43 AM

Well The idea of nutritious snack is acceptable. You can find some more tips for picky eaters on our site.

  Elpidio

October 22, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Picky eaters are the most common problem that parents may encounter.I have also a 2 picky eaters brother. My mom having difficulty in feeding my 2 brothers and i glad that i visited this blog that will surely solve my mom's problem.

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October 26, 2010 at 9:59 PM

It is very important to give children a very nutritious diet and it is a great responsible of the provider.There are diseases of later age which usually arise from faulty eating in childhood.
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January 27, 2011 at 10:43 AM

The food chart which defines the various proportions of food to be served to a child should rightly be maintained by the guardian to make sure that there is adequacy of proteins vitamins and nutrients at their growing stage.
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  EPatterson26

February 2, 2011 at 9:01 AM

Hi!

I was wondering if you accept guest posts? I have a few articles that I think would fit the theme of your site. Please let me know and I can send one along for you to review.

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  Sensible

April 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM

I was wondering what you guys think about food that is packaged as "healthy" but is still heavily processed and mass produced.

What do you think about snack foods like this?

  Mitravinda

April 13, 2011 at 9:48 AM

Healthy snack idea which is preffered is very nice. Kids will prefer snack items more than other type of food articles.The snack items will be more nutritious if we go for Organic food items. For a healthy snack, children should be offered to have washed organic apples, blackberries, blueberries, carrots, celery, cherries, grapes, lettuce, nectarines, peaches, pears, peppers, potatoes, raspberries, spinach or strawberries. I found more information about nutritious Organic foods for children at
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Get more knowledge on Organic foods and serve your family more nutritious food

  Things that make us

May 16, 2011 at 10:10 PM

It is great to actually know this one and practice whats on it..Keeping yourself healthy is a struggle as well but it is rewarding at the end..thanks for posting this one..

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  prionti

October 29, 2011 at 12:37 PM

wow,nice idea.I will share this with all of my friends.
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  Solomon

November 2, 2011 at 12:53 AM

I think this is the perfect routine for kids who can't find time to eat their food & just stay busy with their routine life of playing, schooling & activities. This food can fulfill their body needs with whey protein isolate. Your blog rocks.

  Mike

November 16, 2011 at 1:25 PM

It is a real chore to get them to eat what is right when the world offers such delicious trash.

  Mike

January 10, 2012 at 9:17 AM

It is so hard to get children to eat what they should. They are bombarded with trash ideas. Thanks for your help.

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  Erza Smith

March 5, 2012 at 6:42 PM

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  Erza Smith

March 5, 2012 at 6:44 PM

i know how it feels to have kids that are so picky. you can also introduce to your kids the greek yogurt as a healthy snack.i posted in my site about greek yogurt vs regular yogurt to give you an idea which is more healthy. but i'll surely follow your tips still, it's great!
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  rex

April 30, 2012 at 7:23 AM

I think every parents should give your idea a go.You nicely show how a balanced could be served for the kids

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  yas

December 20, 2012 at 3:19 AM

you have picturised it wonderfully, i'm gonna add it in my healthy diet plans.

  Preeti

January 15, 2013 at 11:06 PM

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