The Best Post Practice & Game Snacks for Kids

Helping kids make healthy choices is essential for their academic and athletic performance. 

Many professional athletes that kids look up to prioritize their food choices to ensure they’re always on top of their game, literally. And when it comes to kids, keeping it simple and tasty helps maintain healthy eating habits on and off the field (or court). 

So what should a snack include?

  1. Protein
    1. Ensures proper muscle repair and recovery
    2. Gives the body amino acids needed to build new muscle & increase strength
  2. Carbohydrates
    1. Include a combination of simple and complex carbohydrates
      1. Simple carbohydrates replenish energy stores immediately
      2. Complex (aka high fiber) carbohydrates replenish energy stores over time. are more nutrient dense and a great source of fiber

What are some examples?

  1. Banana + Nut/Seed Butter (peanut, almond, sunflower)
  2. Whole grain bread + turkey 
  3. Greek yogurt + granola
  4. Carrot Sticks + Hummus
  5. Smoothie (Check out our Beet + Berry Smoothie here!)
  6. Trail mix 
    1. Recommended Brand: Enjoy Life 
  7. Protein packed granola bars
    1. Recommended brand: 88 Acres Seeds Bars
      1. Nut free, peanut free, dairy free, soy free, sesame free
      2. Vegan
      3. non-GMO

Additional Info

It’s also a good idea to prep some of these options ahead of time in snack bags which will help save you time, especially on busier days. It will also ensure your kid(s) have healthy options at the ready!

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