Snack time is admittedly your child’s favorite part of the day. Well, outside of recess. So, how do you make this time of the day count for your child?
You hate the idea of loading them up with not-so-healthy treats. You also hate the idea of treating them to snacks that just don’t taste good.
The solution? Choose snacks that will taste great but also be good for them — specifically for their brain.
Kids need to stay focused and productive at school. So, here’s the rundown on eight essential brain food snacks for kids’ memory that you might not know about.
Let’s get started!
Healthy Snack Delivery Options for Kids
1. Cheesy Cauliflower Bread
This is an excellent snack option for any child who is a cheese lover.
This snack blends cauliflower rice, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese baked into bread. Basil and oregano add some pizzazz to this cheesy snack as well.
You can also serve this bread with a marina dip.
This snack is great for the brain because cheese is rich in fatty and omega 3 acids. These acids are great for keeping the brain in excellent health.
2. Veggie Fries
Does your child love fries? The good news is that they can enjoy them and still benefit their brain at the same time.
For instance, your child may love organic carrots that are oven-fried and tossed with salt and olive oil.
3. Kale Chips with Barbecue Seasoning
If your child loves barbecue chips, the great news is that the right type of barbecue chip can actually boot their health, not take away from it.
Specifically, try baked organic kale chips that are seasoned lightly with barbecue seasoning.
Research shows that eating large amounts of kale and other leafy green veggies cause less cognitive decline related to age.
However, compared with other leafy vegetables, kale stands out the most for offering this benefit.
4. Granola, Coconut, and Chocolate Clusters
Another excellent sweet treat for your child includes a combination of granola, coconut oil, and chocolate.
For instance, your child may like a mixture of sliced almonds, oats, and coconut oil, along with ground flax and sunflower seeds. They may also embrace the combination of oats, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, coconut oil, flax seeds, and chocolate chips.
The benefit of coconut is that it features medium-chain triglycerides. Your child’s body uses these for energy.
In addition, these triglycerides appear to benefit blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure. They also possess anti-inflammatory properties, which are linked to helping to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Almonds additionally benefit the brain in that they, like other nuts, feature vitamin E. This vitamin helps with preventing mental decline.
Also, sunflower seeds offer the benefit of containing a rich mixture of protein, vitamin B, and omega fatty acids. All of these help to power the brain.
In addition, these seeds feature tryptophan. A person’s brain converts tryptophan into serotonin, which helps with boosting their mood and combating depression.
5. Chips and Guacamole
If your child enjoys guacamole with chips, there’s nothing wrong with offering this for a snack as well. Just make sure that the tortilla chips are multi-grain chips.
A major benefit of multi-grain chips is that it will provide your child with plenty of energy. In addition, the avocado used in guacamole is an excellent source of both omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. These acids will increase the flow of blood to your child’s brain.
Avocados additionally feature vitamin E. This vitamin will protect your child’s brain from the damage that free radicals can cause.
Other benefits of avocados are that they can improve the absorption of antioxidants and reduce cholesterol. They also reduce a person’s stroke risk due to containing potassium and vitamin K.
6. Pita and Hummus
This is another excellent snack option for your child, specifically if you choose pita made from whole grains, as well as a vegetable hummus.
Whole grains feature B vitamins, which help with reducing brain inflammation.
7. Yogurt and Fresh Blueberries
Does your child love yogurt? Try Greek yogurt mixed with blueberries.
Yogurt is great for coping with anxiety and stress. Blueberries are also great for the brain in that they can promote memory and improve cognition.
8. Chocolate Pudding with Avocado
If your child loves chocolate pudding, the great news is that pudding can be both delicious and healthy.
Try pudding made using cocoa powder, ripe avocados, vanilla extract, and bananas.
How Lunch Mob’s School Lunch Delivery Service Can Help
We offer a wide range of brain food snacks for your child, ranging from scrumptious chip-and-dip treats to yummy yogurt with berries.
Our other popular brain food snack options include banana-oat bites and our rice snowballs made with rice, mini marshmallows, and dried apricots.
We also provide healthy and delectable lunch entrees, ranging from turkey meatloaf to fish tacos.
Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help to elevate your child’s lunch and, in turn, your child’s brain in the months and years ahead.