10 Smart Snacks for Moms and Kids

It’s a proven fact: snacking is actually good for you. Done wisely, of course!

The reasons are manifold. For one, snacking puts the kibosh on the extreme hunger that can catapult your family into binging on unhealthy foods. It also prevents blood sugar levels from getting too low and pitching people, big and small alike, into cranky moods. Research also shows that metabolism chugs along more efficiently when we eat small snacks throughout the day.

But the problem can be finding healthy choices. It’s all too easy to grab foods that momentarily halt hunger but do nothing to boost your family’s wellness.

At Cookiemag.com, we discovered Marta Topran’s interview with mom, nutritionist and author Tanya Zuckerbrot, M.S., R.D., who shares her top picks for healthy, nuturion-packed snacks. Indulge in these fun, tasty foods throughout the day, knowing you’re enhancing both your own and your kids’ well-being.

Making healthy snack choices for you and your kids can be the toughest food decisions you’ll make all day. We asked Tanya Zuckerbrot, M.S., R.D., author of The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss (Putnam Adult) and founder of the nutrition and lifestyle website SkinnyAndTheCity.com, for her favorite nutritious snacks. Here, the mom of three shares 10 delicious recipes for fiber-and protein-rich snacks that will keep you and your little ones full without any of the junk.