Some parents feel that a post-game treat is a nice reward. Others dislike the idea of pairing healthy exercise with junk food but don’t want to embarrass their kids by being the only one offering apples instead of cookies. A healthy post-game snack is one that is unrefined, may include a protein such as lean meat, nut butter, nuts, seeds or low-fat dairy products and is fiber-rich containing fruits and vegetables.
If you are trying to replenish and rehydrate a young athlete, you want to avoid foods that are filled with sugar, chemicals, additives, and colors. Here are some nutritious ideas that should make everyone happy.
This Sweet + Savory Popcorn Trail Mix has it all and can easily cross off all of my snack mix requirements for an amazing afternoon or late night treat crunchy, salty, sweet, savory, and super easy. It’s perfect for your toddler, and your big kid. Pack into school lunch, toss into your tote for an on the go treat, or pull it out for movie night.
This is the perfect snack if you have leftover crackers. Try to get creative to combine the ingredients that you have at home. You only need Saltine Crackers Tomato Sauce, garlic spaghetti sauce, Italian shredded cheese, Pepperonis or other toppings.
These savory ham & cheese muffins make a great breakfast or quick snack. Perfect for little hands and busy parents. Muffins have easily become one of my favorite foods to make for Hanky Pank. For starters, they’re super easy to make. Muffins also save well so it’s easy to make a batch on the weekend and eat throughout the week. Or even double the batch and freeze some for later.
Sweet and Sour oozes kid appeal and these Sweet and Sour Quinoa Balls are no different. Cooked in pineapple juice, vinegar, ginger, garlic, tomato paste, and low sodium soy sauce can be optional. The quinoa soaks up all the delicious flavors and truly tastes amazing.
This is fresh broccoli Parmesan muffins will satisfy your kids after playing a game. Packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants that act as a broom to sweep away all kinds of cancer-causing free radicals, broccoli is the most nutritious cruciferous vegetable you can eat.
Made from scratch with fresh ingredients, these Spinach and Ricotta Rolls are great savory breakfast baked goods, appetizer to serve to a party, kids lunchbox meal or to simply enjoy as a snack on the go
While parents likely have the best of intentions with those postgame snacks. Snacking on too many calories after a game can undo much of the benefit gained by engaging in the activity in the first place. So, it should be balanced with drink plenty of water and fewer sugar snacks to avoid excess calories intake.