Obesity is becoming an epidemic in America. This is especially true for our teens who lead a more sedentary life than anyone before. However, it need not be so. We must teach our children to live a healthy lifestyle. It is very important that they lead an active lifestyle and fuel their body with healthy foods.
Below is a list of healthy snacks for teens.
Smoothies are an excellent snack for kids of all ages. Their easy to make and their packed with vitamins and nutrients to keep you lit.
Berry Delight Smoothie
1 cup blackberry
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup of yogurt (low or low in fat)
1/2 to 1 cup crushed ice (depending on how thick you want your smoothie)
2 teaspoons of honey
This delicious smoothie is a healthy snack for any time of the day. Simply toss the ingredients in a blender and mix until you have reached the desired consistency.
In a matter of minutes, you have created a flavor treatment packed with antioxidants to help eliminate free radicals throughout the body and protein to help build strong muscles.
Drink up and enjoy!
Peach Beach smoothie
2 ripe peaches
1 handful of seedless white grapes
This refreshing treat is quick and easy to create. First, cut your fruit into pieces of bite size. Then just toss it in a blender.
Pour liquid last and mix until you reach the desired consistency.
In minutes, you have created a tasty treatment that is packed with Vitamin A to help support the immune system and Vitamin C to remove free radicals in the body.
The grapes are also wonderful for cleansing the liver and helping kidney function.
Dark grapes are also high in iron, making them good blood builders.
If you are looking for a healthy snack for your teen that provides them with instant energy and an explosion of powerful nutrients, Peach Beach Smoothie is a perfect fit.
Homemade Trail Mix:
If you’re looking for a healthy snack while on the go, home-made trail mix might be the perfect answer.
You can prepare bags of trail mix at home and pack them in the car or even at work. Simply combine almonds, raisins, dried fruit combinations and a few chocolate chips, and you’ll instantly get a healthy snack.