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Summer Vacation Means Hungry Kiddos

By Stephen R. Farris

As a parent, you might have mixed feelings as schools start to let kids out for summer vacation. That means -- especially if you have teens who can stay by themselves during the day -- you'll need to stock up the pantries with plenty of food and snacks.

With the kids at home at least for the next couple of months or so, they're going to be hungry most of the time after those long sessions of gaming or hanging out with friends. And yes, you'll probably end up with a few extra kids once in a while during the summer months.

But instead of the usual sodas, chips, and other junk food that kids usually go for, why not switch them up with some of these items instead? Here are a few examples that will ensure your kids are eating more nutritious during summer vacation (most of these are quick and easy to make or can be made the day before):

  • Apple and nut butter sandwiches
  • Cashew, almond, cherry and dark chocolate trail mix
  • Humus jars
  • Mozzarella and cherry tomato skewers
  • Bento snack boxes
  • Apple and almond butter oats
  • Chocolate no-bake energy bites
  • Peanut butter and jelly chia pudding
  • Veggie, cheese and egg muffins
  • Deviled eggs
  • Chicken salad with apple, cranberry, and walnuts
  • Tuna and cheddar bites
  • Banana oatmeal muffins
  • Guacamole, veggies, and tortilla chips
  • Cheese, apple, and grape skewers

If no time to make snacks, you can always get these:

  • Trail mix, nuts, and seeds
  • Granola and/or protein bars
  • Cheese sticks
  • Turkey sticks
  • Healthy chips
  • Dried fruit

Give some of these a try. 

Other Answers at The Joint Chiropractic

Did you know that your local chiropractor does more than make adjustments to correct your spine? If you're feeling pain in your feet, ankles, legs, hips and lower back region a licensed doctor of chiropractic medicine, such as the ones found at The Joint Chiropractic can help give you relief. They provide hands-on, gentle, all-natural, non-invasive, and non-addictive treatment.

If you need tips and suggestions concerning nutrition, you can always talk with your chiropractor to find out what advice they can offer.

The Joint Chiropractic has more than 600 nationwide locations, so there's bound to be one near you. No appointment is necessary, so just walk on in and ask to speak to any of their professional chiropractors on staff.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Layton, Utah.

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