During the winter months, kids may feel less energetic during the day. Super snacks that come from nature’s secret stash of complex carbohydrates will help keep the body charged and full of energy all day. The following foods are easy to pack for school snacks and lunch-time and contain important nutrients to keep kids awake, alert and energetic all day long.
WHOLE PLANT FOODS INCLUDING CARROTS, APPLES, BANANAS, PEARS, CUCUMBERS, BEANS, HUMMUS, WHOLE GRAIN CRACKERS AND WHOLE GRAIN BREAD.
What do these super foods have in common? They contain complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are digested very slowly. They are rich in fiber and keep the body satisfied much longer than simple carbohydrates like sugar, sodas and candy. Although simple carbohydrates are a quick source of energy, they are digested rapidly causing the level of energy to drop very quickly. This results in a sluggish, tired feeling.
Stock up on complex carbohydrates for the winter, your child will feel satisfied, alert and ready to learn.