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Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids and Teams

Healthy snack ideas for kids on teams lists simple, easy-to-prepare snacks from A-Z that kids will love and parents can feel good about. From soccer snacks, to Scout activities or after school activities, this eBook will inspire you with ideas for snacks on the run. VolunteerSpot's free and easy scheduling tool makes it easy to setup online sign up sheets and get parents organized. Parents choose their turn for snack duty with just a few clicks on the online calendar and VolunteerSpot sends automated confirmation and reminder messages to help them keep their commitments. Have fun and snack well!!

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids and Teams

  1. 1. Inside this eBook: Creative, simple, and healthy snack ideas for kids and their sports teams Nutritional information and snack ideas from A-Z!Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids on Teams A FREE VolunteerSpot eBook
  2. 2. VolunteerSpot At VolunteerSpot, we believe that parents should be rewarded for stepping forward and sharing their time and talents. All too often, being the team mom or committee chair means putting up with a certain amount of hassle or frustration – whether that is late night emails, reply-all messages, reminder phone calls, or searching for aPlease feel free to post this eBook on your blog or email it to whomever you believe would benefit from reading it. parking space. Our THANK YOU! sponsors enable us to provide FREE signup sheets and volunteer ~ Team VolunteerSpot scheduling tools that simplify volunteering, powering your good work in teams and schools, in your congregation and neighborhoods. We can’t find you a parking space, but with VolunteerSpot, DOING GOOD just got easier!
  3. 3. It’s Easy to Snack Healthy! With today’s kids involved in so many activities and family meal time becoming more the exception than the rule, it’s more important than ever to provide healthy snacks at sports practices and games, Scout meetings, classroom activities, field trips…everywhere our kids are snacking! This eBook provides creative snack ideas that your kids will enjoy, that will give them energy, and that you can feel good about giving them. Free online sign up sheets by VolunteerSpot make it easy to coordinate the snack schedule; parents just sign up and schedule themselves with a few clicks. Healthy snacks and care-free organization means more fun all around for you and your kids. Healthy Snack Ideas A to Z / VolunteerSpot , DOING GOOD just got easier!
  4. 4. AAllergy Awareness: Keep it safe for everyone! Ask coaches and team parentswhat food allergies teammates have before preparing or purchasing snacks.Animal Crackers: Check the label, but most animal crackers are fairly low insugar and fat. This snack is fun and gives kids a quick boost of energy and even alittle protein!Apple Slices with Dip: Apples are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol andsodium. They are also a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. Sprinkle somelemon juice on apple slices to prevent browning. Providing dipping cups of peanutbutter, fruit yogurt or sugar-free caramel sauce makes this snack a hit. Applesaucesnack cups are a quick and easy alternative. Healthy Snack Ideas A to Z / VolunteerSpot , DOING GOOD just got easier!
  5. 5. BBananas: Bananas are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.They are also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium,manganese, and vitamin B6, AND they come prepackaged!Bagels with Peanut Butter: Make sure to use whole wheat bagelsinstead of white. With whole wheat, you’ll fit in some needed whole grains,and kids will feel fuller for longer. The protein and fiber in peanut butter"sticks to your ribs".Baby Carrots: Instead of ranch, make a dipfor your carrots with low-fat yogurt: 1 cup plainyogurt, a squeeze of lemon, a pinch of salt, and 1tsp honey. Healthy Snack Ideas A to Z / VolunteerSpot , DOING GOOD just got easier!
  6. 6. C, D, ECereal Bars: Cereal bars are so Cheese Cubes: Cheese is high inconvenient! Although you should protein and when cubed, they’re easy toalways check the label, most cereal eat. Try the reduced fat version!bars are low in saturated fat and Crackers: Eat them with cheese,cholesterol. They are also a good peanut butter or cottage cheese.source of vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin,niacin and vitamin B6. Dried Fruit: Raisins and prunes are delicious and packed with nutrients! Dried Cranberries: Cranberries are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Eggs: Hardboiled is the way to go! They’re fun to eat, and with just 70 calories, they are nature’s most perfect form of protein. Healthy Snack Ideas A to Z / VolunteerSpot , DOING GOOD just got easier!
  7. 7. Save Time! Use VolunteerSpot to Plan Your Team’s Snacks!VolunteerSpot’s free, online scheduler makes it easy to get the help you need during sports season. One-click sign-ups and automated confirmations and reminders help everyone keep their commitments. Healthy Snack Ideas A to Z / VolunteerSpot , DOING GOOD just got easier!
  8. 8. F, G Flavored Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter (and Jelly!): Rice cakes carry fewer calories than bread but actually feel more substantial, so tummies won’t rumble for a while longer. Simply spread peanut butter on one cake, jelly on the other, and combine to create a crunchy version of a universal favorite! Fruit Kabobs: The kids will love snacking on these fun, healthy snacks. Simply cut any fruit into chunks and put them on a skewer. Go Green!: Be mindful of waste – bring snacks in a large reusable container, or if packaged individually, use compostable wax paper bags. Goldfish Crackers: These little guys are natural, contain no artificial preservatives and 0g of trans fat, and are baked with real cheese! In one serving, there are 140 calories, 5g of fat, 250mg of sodium, 20g of carbs and 4g of protein. Not bad for a cracker! Granola or granola bars: They are the perfect “grab-n-go” snack.Healthy Snack Ideas A to Z / VolunteerSpot , DOING GOOD just got easier!
  9. 9. H, I, J, K Ask local businesses Homemade Banana Bread: If you have the time, to donatesnack items this yummy snack will be gone in a flash. Kidsin exchange love it! for free Icees: Pour 100% fruit juice into pre-formed advertising plastic containers, and freeze. and Juice Boxes: Look for juice boxes labeled 100% promotion! juice. Kiwi Fruit: Packed with vitamins, kiwis are sweet, tart, and compact! Slice ‘em up for a quick pick me up. Healthy Snack Ideas A to Z / VolunteerSpot , DOING GOOD just got easier!
  10. 10. L, M, N, OLight Popcorn: Top with Parmesan cheese or cinnamon sugar. Fill small bags to makeindividual servings.Low-Fat Chocolate Milk: Nutritious and delicious!Low-fat or Non-Fat Yogurt: Yogurt is packed with calcium. Try the yogurt that comesin tubes, they’re fun for kids and they travel well.Mini Boxes of Raisins: One cup of raisins contains 6 grams of fiber and 5 grams ofprotein.Non-Fat Cottage Cheese with Fruit: 1 cup of cottage cheese contains 27 grams ofprotein, along with riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus and selenium.Orange Slices or Grapes: These are wonderful frozen - easy and healthy too! Healthy Snack Ideas A to Z / VolunteerSpot , DOING GOOD just got easier!
  11. 11. P, Q, RPeanut Butter: Smear on whole wheat bread, pita bread or celerysticks and top with raisins.Pears: Make sure to use lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.Pretzels: Pretzels are very low in saturated fat and cholesterol and are agood source of folate and manganese. But be careful, they can be high insodium. Quick and Healthy Popcorn: Popcorn is an excellent choice when it’s air-popped. Don’t use oil and go easy on the salt! Raw Vegetable Sticks: Enjoy these with low-fat yogurt dip, cottage cheese or hummus. Reduced-Fat Pudding Cups: These are a good alternative to snack cakes or other saturated fat laden desserts. Healthy Snack Ideas A to Z / VolunteerSpot : DOING GOOD just got easier!
  12. 12. S, TSandwiches: Make these a big hit by cutting them into fun shapes with cookiecutters!Snack Mix: Buy pre-packed or create your own with nuts, raisins and a few darkchocolate pieces.String Cheese: These need to be kept cold, so bring an ice chest!Sunflower seeds Are very low in cholesterol and sodium, and are a goodsource of thiamin, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese,selenium and Vitamin E.Trail Mix: Try this version: 1/4 cup wholeshelled (unpeeled) almonds, 1/4 cup unsalteddry-roasted peanuts, 1/4 cup dried cranberries,1/4 cup chopped pitted dates, 2 ounce driedapricots, or other dried fruit. Healthy Snack Ideas A to Z / VolunteerSpot , DOING GOOD just got easier!
  13. 13. U-ZWith a few simpleclicks, VolunteerSpot Unbuttered Popcorn: Go easy on the salt too!can help you organizeparents for the next Vanilla Wafers: Also try gingersnaps, graham crackers, animal crackers or fig barsbig tournament… for dessert.and it’s free! Whole Wheat Crackers: Try with low-fat cheese. eXperiment with your own ideas, or betterGo To yet, ask the kids! Get the whole team involved with healthy get started! Yogurt: Buy brands low in sugar. Eat with fruit and top with cereal for added nutritional value. Zipper bags filled with healthy treats make car-snacking easy. When possible, use reusable travel tubs and wax paper bags, they’re good for the environment! Healthy Snack Ideas A to Z / VolunteerSpot , DOING GOOD just got easier!
  14. 14. We love to hear what you have to say! If you: Liked this eBook Thank Shared this eBook with a friend Used some of the ideas in this You! eBook, or came up with some of your own Love volunteering Thank you for downloading this Want to be more involved with FREE eBook from your kids’ school VolunteerSpot. Want your kids to be involved with sharing, caring, and benefiting We take the hassle out of others volunteering and make it point- and-click simple to schedule all …And much more! your volunteer activities with our FREE, powerful, real time Be sure to visit our blog to post calendar sign up tool. your comments and read what other volunteers have to say!© 2009 VolunteerSpot, DOING GOOD Just Got Easier!Copyright holder is licensing this under the Creative Commons License, Attribution 2.5.