Your child has just come home after a day full of fun and friendship at Logan’s Treehouse but now they’re hungry for their afternoon snack. While it’s tempting to reach for the potato chips and soda, with just a little innovation you can give your child a delicious and nutritious snack that they will love. In this blog post, Logan’s Treehouse in Louisville shares 5 healthy snacks that are sure to become your child’s favorites.
At Logan’s Treehouse, our staff are committed to providing each child in our care with an excellent early childhood education. We offer a variety of different daycare programs, including infant care, toddler care, preschool, and before and after school activities. All of our programs aim to instill a love of learning and community in your child to help lead them down the path of success. Read on to discover 5 healthy snacks for your little one, and contact us today to book a tour of our state-of-the-art facility.
Ants on a Log
This scrumptious standby only requires three simple ingredients: celery, raisins,and peanut butter. Simply spread a bit of peanut butter on slices of celery, top each slice with a few raisins, and voila! You have a fun and tasty snack full of essential nutrients like protein and fiber. If your child is allergic to peanuts, simply swap it out for another kind of nut butter.
Like ants on a long, turkey roll-ups require just a few affordable ingredients. All you have to do is spread a little bit of mustard, cream cheese, or your child’s preferred condiment onto some slices of turkey and roll them up. This delicious treat is chock full of filling protein to help keep them satisfied until dinner time.
Avocados are great sources of essential vitamins and healthy fats that can keep kids satiated — not to mention that they’re delicious! Making your own guacamole is much easier than it sounds. The basic ingredients you need are two ripe avocados, a small chopped onion, a clove of garlic, one chopped tomato, and the juice of one lime. Peel and mash the avocados then stir in the rest of the ingredients, along with a little salt and pepper to taste. Pair your homemade guac with some red pepper strips, baby carrots, or other healthy accompaniment and treat your little one to a South of the Border delight.
Hard Boiled Eggs
For a protein-packed snack that your child will love, try hard boiling some eggs. If you’ve never done this before, don’t worry. It’s incredibly simple, and only takes a few minutes. Check out these instructions to learn the specifics. If hard boiling eggs isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Many grocery stores offer packs of pre-hard-boiled eggs for your convenience. Just one hard boiled egg will provide your child with over 10% of their daily recommended Vitamin D, 6 grams of protein, and a ton of essential B vitamins.
Banana “Ice Cream”
Bananas are a great source of heart-healthy potassium and powerful antioxidants. They also contain a good amount of soluble fiber, which can help keep you full. For a low-calorie twist on a classic dessert, freeze two ripe or overripe bananas for 2-3 hours. Afterwards, puree them in a food processor or a powerful blender for about 5 minutes, making sure to stop to mix as you go along. Serve immediately with some healthy toppings, if desired, such as chopped nuts or fruit. Trust us — your children won’t be able to get enough of this!
Contact Our Early Learning Center Today!
If you’re looking for a nurturing, learning-focused daycare in the Louisville area, look no further than Logan’s Treehouse. We offer infant care, toddler care, preschool, and before and after school programs to help your child thrive. Check back on this blog frequently for even more child care tips, and get in touch with our daycare center today to learn how we can set your little one up for success.