Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Amy Roskelley of SuperHealthyKids and does NOT necessarily represent the opinions of DiseaseProof or Dr. Fuhrman.
I remember as a child going to my brother’s soccer games. When it was our turn for snacks, we would cut up a bowl full of oranges, and the players would eat them during half time for extra energy. Today, our soccer games usually culminate with a box of Kool-Aid and a candy bar on the side. What happened here!
When it’s your turn for little league treats, you want to find something healthy, but you also want the kids to like it, right? During the fall soccer season, I decided to go against the grain, return to days of old, and bring sliced oranges. Those kids loved them!
I had a huge bowl with orange wedges for during and after the game, and every single one was gone before I could have any myself. Often parents underestimate the kids’ desire for solid, healthy food. Here are some other foods my kids love to eat:
- Sliced apples, watermelon wedges and bananas.
- Individually packaged non-salted nuts or trail mix
- 8 oz water bottles, kids like these little water bottles.
- Dried apricots and raisins in little individual boxes.
- Baggies of air-popped popcorn.
So, ditch the cupcakes and give kids something better to replace their lost nutrients from playing hard.
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