10 Healthy and Delicious Snacks for After-School Sports
September 26, 2012
Banana Breakfast Bars
These bars slip in one nutrient that kids wont even know theyre eating: textured vegetable protein, which gives them low-fat soy protein. The bananas are not only delicious but a great a source of potassium for their overworked muscles.
Caramel Maple Yogurt Dip
This dip proves that getting your kids to eat their fruits is as easy as making them dip-able. Theyll enjoy getting their vitamins from the apple and banana because of the caramel and maple flavored yogurt, which incidentally, is a great source of dairy.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Trailbars
Its the best of both worlds: chocolate satiating your kids craving for candy and the peanut butter supplying them with the protein they need to grow into a bigger and stronger athlete.
Buttery Cinnamon Pecans
This snack works double-duty, giving an excellent source of protein from the pecans, and strengthening cognitive function with the cinnamon, making sure the kids perform on and off the field.
Gone Fishin' Snack Mix
Packed in individual sandwich bags, this snack mix will ride easily with you to the game, and is a great way to gift your kid some candy after a big win. In addition to the candy, kids are getting the carbohydrates they need from the oat cereal, so theyll be ready for practice the next day.
Black Bean Mango Salsa
Most kids are adverse to salsa because they think its too spicy or they just cant stand tomatoes. This recipe uses a few chunks of sweet mango to trick them into liking it, while getting their fruits and vegetables at the same time.