In our adoption training we learned that children from hard places are more susceptible to mood swings due to changes in their blood sugar levels thus it's recommended to provide a high protein snack to keep blood sugar levels stable.
I've found this is a good practice for all children, hard places or not.
But, coming up with healthy, convenient snacks that are high in protein that my children will eat can be challenging, so I thought I'd share some I've figured out that work for us.
- Homemade snack mix
This is Little Girl's go-to snack most days for preschool. It consists of almonds (her classroom is peanut-free but thankfully other nuts are fine), raisins, and then I add in something else like a few goldfish or wheat thins or some dry cereal.
- String Cheese
I get the most all natural I can find. There is a surprising amount of protein packed into a little string cheese!
- Boiled Eggs
I don't pack this snack for preschool, but at home it's a great way to get some protein in your kids
I do have to sprinkle it with a considerable amount of salt, but then all 4 of my kids gobble up this stuff!
- Greek Yogurt
Regular yogurt has some protein, but Greek yogurt has even more. One of my kids really loves yogurt parfaits, where I layer yogurt, sliced fruit, and granola.
Do you have any high protein snacks that work for your kids?
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