Healthy Snacks

Eat Right Ontario

Your child’s school lunches and snacks are a major source of the essential vitamins and minerals they need to grow and develop over the years. The foods you pack for your child will give them the energy and nutrients they need to learn and play at school. Without enough energy from food, they may feel tired and find it difficult to concentrate in class. Eat Right Ontario gives you snack ideas, answers your questions and getting your children involved in packing their lunch.

www.eatrightontario.ca/en/ViewDocument.aspx?id=41

Kidz World

Kidz World website has great ideas for children’s snacks and lunches.

www.kidzworld.com/article/4820-quick-and-healthy-lunch-ideas

Finger Food Recipes

This website has loads of fun ideas for putting together nutritious snacks for your children.

www.finger-food-recipes.com/kids-snack-recipes.html

Cancer Canada

With their small stomachs, younger children can’t always meet their nutritional needs at mealtimes. Even older kids need energy throughout the day to keep going. Healthy snacks can give kids a boost, especially after school or going to and from activities.

www.cancer.ca/Canada-wide/Prevention/Reduce%20your%20childs%20risk/Healthy%20snacks%20for%20kids.aspx?sc_lang=en

Feeding the Kids

Feeding the Kids website has great tips for making healthy snacks for your children. From Garden care to making lunch this site has great information.

www.feedingthekids.com/home.html

Kids Health

Kids Health has a great list of healthy snack ideas for kids. Recipes are also provided here for children who are living with diabetes, lactose intolerance and Cystic Fibrosis.

kidshealth.org/kid/recipes/index.html

Dairy Free Cooking – About.com

Children's palates can be hard to please sometimes, but these dairy-free recipes have been kid-tested and kid-approved! Prepared with wholesome ingredients, these morning meals will provide both nutrition and taste for your little one.

dairyfreecooking.about.com/od/kidsbreakfastrecipes/DairyFree_KidFriendly_Breakfast_Recipes.htm

Food Spark

All of the recipes in this group are made with whole foods ingredients. They are free of refined sugar, but may use honey, maple syrup, agave, dried and fresh fruits and fruit juices as sweeteners. Where possible there are dairy and gluten free versions as well.
Feel free to post your favourites!

foodspark.ning.com/group/snacksforkids

Family Fun

Family Fun has user submitted recipes and articles sharing stories about snacking with your children; how to make it a success, sneaking in veggies and even giving your kids confidence to make their own snacks!

familyfun.go.com/recipes/serious-about-snacks-714779