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While it's common for people to want to snack on something sweet and sugary, it can be helpful to think of healthy snacks as a form of wellness insurance — or adults and kids alike. “Snacking is a great opportunity to sneak a few more nutrients into your child’s diet, especially if they tend to be a little pickier at meal time,” Rania Batayneh, MPH, the owner of Essential Nutrition For You and author of The One One One Diet: The Simple 1:1:1 Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, tells Woman's Day. Having healthy snacks on the go that both you and your kids can enjoy is a great way to make sure no one goes hungry throughout the day.
Not only do wholesome, healthy snacks give everyone a nutrient boost, but they can also improve or regulate moods and deal with anxiety, all while providing an often much-needed energy boost. While snacks such as apples, bananas, and carrots with hummus are always winners, packaged foods can also be easy, healthy options for kids and adults that require little to no prep time. Consider the following healthy snacks below next time you're stocking up on snacks for the house.
Karla Walsh is a Des Moines, Iowa-based freelance writer and level one sommelier who balances her love of food and drink with her passion for fitness. (Or tries to, at least!) Her writing has been published in Runner’s World and Fitness Magazines, as well as on Shape.com, EatThis.com, WomensHealthMag.com, and more.
Olivia Muenter is a freelance writer and former fashion and beauty editor who writes about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, relationships, travel, home decor, and more for Woman's Day and beyond. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Refinery 29, Glamour, Byrdie, Apartment Therapy, Philadelphia Magazine, and more. When she's not reading (or talking about reading on Bad on Paper, the bookish podcast she co-hosts), you can find Olivia working on her first novel, curating the perfect playlist, or shopping online.
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