I am a chronic snacker.
I have kids with the same predilection and I work hard at keeping them fed with protein-packed snacks. Don’t get me wrong, meals are also important around our house and I don’t let the kids graze all day long, but instead I have two set snack times, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. And I think that snacks are a great place to sneak in a little extra nutrition.
Today we’re teaming up with SILK® Soymilk to talk about nutrient-packed ways to get more heart-healthy, plant-powered protein. Because Silk is plant-based, it’s naturally low in saturated fat and has no cholesterol.
After all, hitting the daily fruit and veggie quota can be hard with just three meals a day. So why not make snack time a place to fill out your dietary needs? Still not a believer? Here’s some reasons why snacking can be so good for kids. I also hope that it makes you feel inspired to check out some recipes while you’re here, so that you can get some inspiration.
Kids tummies are the size of their fists. Thus getting all their calories (and food groups) during three large meals is challenging with that small of a space to pack food into. Snacking makes it easier for them to meet their caloric and nutritional needs.
Snacking can help with concentration
Snacking promotes steady blood sugar levels, which in turn means that the brain is fed a steady supply of food. That can help promote concentration. .
Snacking can promote a healthy gut
When too large of meals are ingested then digestion will be slowed. End result: potential indigestion and constipation. Talk about an unhappy kid…
Here’s a recipe for a quick snack that my family loves to get you started. Enjoy!
Looking for more ways to add more plant-powered protein to your diet? Visit the Silk website to get a coupon to get you started or visit them on Pinterest today!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.