Making smart snacking choices AND practicing portion control are important for dealing with hunger and weight management. For active teens, a snack should have to calories from the MyPlate food groups , which include Grains, Proteins, Vegetables, Fruits, and Dairy products. Check out the following 12 snacking examples that nutritionists would go for. Thanks to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for lots of smart snacking inspiration.
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Healthier Sleepover Snack Ideas Kids Will Still Love
Afterschool snacks for teens are important to have in the house. Having the same snack day after day can get boring real fast. Before you give them a reason to reach for the Skittles, think about adding in some healthy snack ideas to shake things up. Also, there are tons of substitutes for many of these healthy staples, so you can really maximize the variety as much as you like! Click To Tweet.
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