Snacks should be timed appropriately between meals to curb hunger and reduce meal size throughout the day. Blood sugar shifts every two to three hours and our brain will signal to our body that we are hungry (i.e., stomach growling, lack of energy, mood changes). If we ignore these signals, overeating at the next meal is more likely because we have waited too long to eat and we are starving. Our bodies are not able to process large quantities at one time; therefore, small, frequent meals are the key to sustaining your energy and regulating your mood and metabolism.
Check out our quick and easy snack ideas that are packed with nutrients to help your kids stay fueled up for play. Feel good about the snacks you give your kids and try some of our ideas today!