The kids are going to love camping and they will get their share of treats while they are here. If you want to try and balance their snack intake with some nutritious options, we have some suggestions we’ve found along the way.
A lot of people make their own and bring it from home. It’s a good way to control the amount of sugar that goes into the mix. You can add all your family’s favorites and they will enjoy it in place of other snacks you may be trying to curb. The blend of oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit in your granola will provide fiber and nutrients to keep the kids going strong.
Veggies and Dip
Kids will eat most veggies once they are cut and accompanied with a dip of some kind. You can offer low fat ranch dressing, hummis, yogurt with seasonings, or even peanut butter to go with them. There is just something about the dipping part of eating these that makes them more fun for the little ones.
Fortunately, this is usually pretty easy to get the kids to eat and summer provides a bounty of choices. From sweet watermelon, apples, oranges, seasonal berries, kiwi, and pineapple, you have lots to choose from.
Nuts, Seeds, and Dried Fruit
Having a variety of these around to snack on will keep kids from getting restless before dinner. They are filling and delicious – exactly what you want to feed them when they are looking for a snack.
Kids will run and play all day when they are camping and that means they will be working up an appetite. You can keep the snacking healthy while still allowing for the treats they plan on during vacation time.