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Healthy Snacking – How To Keep Your Family Satiated Without Wrecking Meals

By Andrea Holwegner, BSc, RD

Have you ever been faced with the need to feed your family snacks but been worried that you will wreck their next meal? Or have you been stumped as to what that snack should consist of to make it healthy and balanced? In the video below, our Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist Andrea Holwegner discusses healthy snacking and provides suggestions on the types of snacks to choose. She also suggests getting your family involved in assembling the snacks to ensure they will eat and enjoy them. Plus, some additional suggestions to curb those snack attacks.

10 Healthy Winter Snack Solutions

  1. Apple or orange and wedge of cheese
  2. Sliced fresh apple or mango with cottage cheese
  3. Raw veggies (such as carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, grape tomatoes) and hummus for dip
  4. Dried fruit bar and glass of milk or fortified soy/almond beverage
  5. Mug of hot chocolate or chai tea (both made with milk, of course!)
  6. Handful of trail mix
  7. Canned unsweetened peaches or pears and Greek yogurt
  8. Whole wheat crackers and hard cooked egg
  9. Cantaloupe or honeydew melon and yogurt
  10. Mini can of pre-flavored tuna and whole grain crackers

About the Author

Andrea Holwegner

Calgary Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian Andrea Holwegner is owner of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. She leads a group of experienced professional Dietitians that help busy families with meal planning success, picky eating, pediatric nutrition issues and health challenges.  Visit www.HealthStandNutrition.com for her latest TV segments, articles and healthy recipes on her award winning blog and popular weekly nutrition newsletter.

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Two-way communication is important. Monthly newsletters, curriculum nights, parent interviews, open houses and our proprietary app (BrightPath Connect™) are designed to increase the interaction between our centres and families.

Children need nutrition to grow in both mind and body. Believing that food choices throughout childhood fuel life long eating habits, our menu is crafted by a Registered Nutritionist and prepared in-house daily and reflects those beliefs.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Our award-winning curriculum was formed through in-depth research into early childhood learning and development. A blend of play-based (Frog Street) and child-led (Emergent) curriculums, all activities are hands-on, child-guided and exceed provincial early learning frameworks.

  • Our dedicated and passionate early childhood educators deliver an innovative, engaging and proven curriculum that ignites a love of learning and inspires and encourages individuality in every BrightPath child. Their nurturing and attentive approach offers each child a home-away-from-home experience.

  • Two-way communication is important. Monthly newsletters, curriculum nights, parent interviews, open houses and our proprietary app (BrightPath Connect™) are designed to increase the interaction between our centres and families.

  • Children need nutrition to grow in both mind and body. Believing that food choices throughout childhood fuel life long eating habits, our menu is crafted by a Registered Nutritionist and prepared in-house daily and reflects those beliefs.