Everyone knows that orange slices are a perfect pre-game and half time snack, but what about after the game? Most of the time people just buy or make sweets for after the game, not thinking much of it. Instead of a sugar filled snack, get something with cards and protein. It will rebuild their little growing muscles and give them the fast carbohydrate energy they need!
Some good recipes:
- Apple slices with peanut butter
- Cheese stick with a pear
- PB&J on whole wheat bread
- Granola bar (less than 10 grams of sugar is best)
- Banana with peanut butter
These all would be perfect with water! This is so much better than eating two cookies or a brownie after the game.
How to get your “picky eater” kids to eat healthier:
Instead of just plain veggies, grill them! Spice them up a little bit. They will look better, taste better, and make your kids ask for them every night! A pinch a salt, a crack of pepper, and a smidge of garlic will go a long way. You could also make it look appealing, make the veggies or fruits into their favorite cartoon character! Introduce your kids to veggies and fruits right away, so it is a normal thing. Tell them the benefits of eating well; teach them information they don’t know. All they know is that its healthy, and it must taste bad if it’s healthy. The last thing to do, eat YOUR veggies. Kids will do what you do; if they see you chomping away, they will as well.
Easy Recipe for a Variety of Vegetables:
- On medium temperature, throw your favorite chopped veggies onto a skillet.
- Drizzle on the veggies a little less than a tablespoon of olive oil and mix it is.
- If you like a ‘pop’ flavor, squeeze in some lemon (Optional)
- To throw in the mix: crack pepper, a pinch of salt, garlic, and herbs. This will give the veggies their flavor.
- Make sure not to over cook them! Do taste tests; everyone likes their veggies different! You can even have your kid’s help you on this, having them say they helped make dinner, makes it easier for them to eat!