Top 10 Low Calorie High Protein Snacks For Kids
Ice cream, cookies, cakes, cookies and chips are some of the most favorite kids’ snacks in America but they normally contain too much fat, sugars and carbohydrates causing kids to get overweight and lead to health issues such as digestion problems and even ADHD. With so many food allergies and sensitivities, moms around the world are running out of healthy yet nutritious safe ideas to prepare for their little ones to munch on between main meals. Low calorie high protein snacks are the order of the day. Considering the fact that the most protein is usually found in eggs and animal meats, read below for our top 10 ideas for low calorie high protein snacks for kids:
1. Fresh greens topped with hard boiled eggs are an example of great low calorie high protein snacks for kids. You can get about 12 grams of protein and a gram of fiber. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach will also supply your picky trouble maker with a great source of calcium that is actually less allergenic than today’s pasteurized milk!
2. Turkey and cheese is a protein snack which contains about 17 grams of protein and 0.3grams fiber. Go for gouda cheese since hard cheeses are a healthier choice. An ounce of grilled or roasted turkey can be rolled in a half slice of the cheese.
3. Plant fats such as the ones in avocado are very nutritious and actually help fight bad cholesterol. Avocado can be made into a salad with seafood such as shrimp or tuna and is a great idea for low carb protein snacks for kids.
4. Celery with home made mayo is a good source of fiber and plant fats, as well as protein from organic eggs you will be using to make the dip.
5. Sautéed spinach with hard boiled eggs provides fiber, protein and calcium. The eggs should not get overly cooked to lose their nutrients.
6. Rotisserie chicken with some vegetables is tasty and a good idea for low calorie high protein snacks for kids.
7. A handful of almonds goes a long way in satisfying hunger and warding off extra pounds if your kid carrying around a few extra pounds on him or her.
8. Yogurt: A great pick for best source of calcium, plain yogurt without preservatives is fun, cool and refreshing and provides all sorts of essential nutrients. Make sure to check the labels and choose the organic kind with no sugar in the ingredient list, and add Stevia (natural safe sweetener) or fresh berries to make it more tasty!
9. Green sour apple cuts rolled in prosciutto is appropriate for not only as a fancy dinner appetizer, but for your kids’ snacks as well as it provides protein with low fat and low calorie count.
10. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie: This gluten free (when organic!) treat that is also a good source of calcium, is made by mixing ¼ cup oats, a bit of Stevia (instead of sugar), 1 tablespoon gluten free flour, 1 egg white, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon raisins. Flatten mixture into bottom of bowl and bake until light brown color.