Help! It's a Snack Attack
The first thing I do when I get home from school is head to the kitchen for a snack. After a busy afternoon at school, my tummy starts to rumble. What should I eat? Snacking has gotten a bad name in recent years, but if you choose healthy options and bypass junk food, a snack will keep you energized until dinner. Instead of reaching for the cookies, try apple slices with peanut butter, or some dried fruit. If you like the crunch of potato chips, try carrot sticks with hummus or air-popped popcorn. For snacking on the go, grab a granola bar, a single-serving box of raisins or a banana.
For more healthy snacking ideas, check out http://kidshealth.org/kid/
nutrition/food/snack_attack.html. Talk with your parents and come up with a list of healthy snacks you’d like to eat. Then, later at the grocery store, they can buy items from the list so that you always have healthy snacks at home.
Miss the junk food? It’s OK to have a little from time to time, but be sure to keep most of your snacks healthy. Your body will thank you!
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