Now that fall is here and the kids are back in school, you might be under some pressure to come up with some tasty after-school snacks that are still healthy. It can be difficult to know what to make, let alone find the time to make snacks for the whole family. Still, it’s important to remember our kid’s fitness all throughout the year. Because of this, we here at Hot Ground Gym in Arlington Heights thought it would be a good idea to offer some healthy fall snacks for your kids (and we’re pretty sure you’ll love them too).
So, let’s take a look at these tasty and healthy snacks. And be sure to read our previous post about healthy summer treats for your kids. It doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy those delicious snacks!
1. Cinnamon Baked Pears
What says fall more than pears and apples (don’t worry — we have an apple treat below)? These cinnamon baked pears from Delish will satisfy your children’s sweet tooth while still being packed full of vitamins, minerals, and whole oats. And, of course, with any of these recipes, you can adjust the amount of sugar to make it a tad bit healthier.
2. Caramel Apple Nachos
We told you that we’d have apples on this list! Not only do we have apples, but we have an absolutely unforgettable apple snack. We had a hard time landing on one apple dish (especially with options like caramel apple s’mores!), but the recipe for caramel apple nachos won out due to the combination of healthiness, easiness deliciousness, and fun. It simply doesn’t get any easier than slicing up ripe apples, arranging them like nachos, layering with some toppings like pretzels, and drizzling on some indulgent caramel sauces and/or melted white chocolate. Now that’s a fall treat!
3. Keto Cauliflower Brownies
Cauliflower is all the rage right now for healthy snacks — and for good reason. It’s extremely versatile and can be used for a wide variety of recipes. It can imitate all sorts of foods — from pizza crusts to rice — while also disappearing into other recipes in order to secretly pack it full of nutritional value, which is exactly the case in these cauliflower brownies. This recipe will make for a delightfully fudgy brownie that is very low in carbohydrates and sugars. Of course, you can vary the ingredients to have a more natural alternative if you’re not as invested in minimizing the sugar content.
4. Pumpkin Pie-Flavored Pumpkin Seeds
What kind of list of fall treats would be complete without a pumpkin option? A lot of pumpkin treats are extremely indulgent. This one is just the right amount of indulgent. Pumpkin seeds are great for you. They’re packed full of protein and all sorts of nutritional value. And these pumpkin-pie flavored pumpkin seeds have a caramel-esque sweetness that your kids are sure to enjoy.
Get Kids Fitness at Hot Ground Gym
These tasty treats are on the healthier side but don’t forget about your kid’s fitness during the fall months. Contact Hot Ground Gym in Arlington Heights to enroll in one of your unforgettable kid’s fitness programs today!