Do you ever find yourself surprised at how much your kids can eat when you are camping? They may be asking for something to snack on every time you turn around. It’s because their little bodies are working hard at having fun. There is so much to do and those little legs have to move a lot to make any headway. They have been running, swimming, laughing and playing. They are little calorie burning machines. You can keep some healthy snacks on hand to satisfy their hunger and not ruin their dinner.
1. Ants On A Log
Grab some celery and peanut butter and a small box of raisins. Slice celery sticks, spread some peanut butter (we like the honey peanut butter) on them and place three or four raisins in the peanut butter.
2. Apples And Peanut Butter
Take along a bag of your favorite apples and some peanut butter. Core the apple and slice into wedges and serve with peanut butter as a dip. Kids love to dip foods into dip. So make the dip healthy.
3. Cheese And Crackers
Slice some cheese or make cubes and serve with some crackers and if desired a dip. You could also use pretzels if desired.
4. Make Beef Jerky
If you’re into homemade snacks, you could make some beef jerky before you go. Simply buy a skirt steak and slice it thin, marinade it for a few hours and then place it on your food dehydrator until it’s done. Jerky is done when it’s pliable.
5. Fresh Fruit
Take along some fruit and make a fruit platter to snack from. You could also add in some chunks of cheese and some peanut butter to dip things in.
6. Power Sticks
Pack some carrot sticks and some celery sticks along with broccoli (trees) and pea pods. Serve with a healthy dip. Kids love dipping so this gets the veggies into them in a fun fashion. You can find a lot of great easy to make dip recipes and create your own healthy dip. Hummus is a favorite in many households.
These healthy snacks will help keep kids energized and help you to avoid sugary snacks that aren’t healthy. You can rest assured knowing they are getting the nutrients they need to keep them going all day as they enjoy all the outdoors has to offer.