Roundup: Super Snacks

Roundup: Super Snacks

SPC is talking about all things snackie this week and it got me thinking about what the “ideal” snack could be. I’m not a registered dietician but I’m pretty sure Scarlett shouldn’t get too cozy with the salt and vinegar potato chips she shared with her father this past weekend.  So I checked out Health Canada’s guidelines about what the snack to end all snacks might look like. They suggest avoiding foods high in salt, sugar, fat and calories.  They also say it’s best to offer kids a snack that counts towards the recommended number of  Food Guide servings. I’m pretty sure that just 86’ed the pumpkin scone I’m obsessed with from Starbucks. (Dear Mister Starbucks, Is there really pumpkin in there?) See. We’re just human over here at SPC-eventhough we whip up healthy snacks. I mean, we do have our weaknesses too. Well, Ceri doesn’t. She’s perfect. (I’m just kidding. You can’t leave that girl alone with a bag of tortilla chips. Or a box of Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies either. Weird, right?)

Blueberry Spelt Oat Bars are a guilt free snack selection thanks to oats and blueberries. Can you say grains and fruit?

Rice Crispie Bars with Blueberries and Raisins is a healthy style version of the dreaded rice bar. With blueberries you get a dose of fruit. Feel free to throw your favorite dried fruit in too.

Apricot Hempseed Sticky Bars are full of omega 3 and 6 thanks to the hempseeds. Plus what kid doesn’t love sticky stuff.

Edamame Dip is a nice way to tackle vegetables with kids. Select baked chips or toast a whole grain wrap or pita to serve along side.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Lalo Cookies is a great cookie recipe that uses barley flour (a super grain) and almonds (nuts) to satiate a kids need to nibble.

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