Dr. Sears has a new book out on nutrition for kids called The N.D.D. Book: How Nutrition Deficit Disorder Affects Your Child’s Learning, Behavior, and Health, and What You Can Do About It–Without Drugs (Sears Parenting Library). After reading a copy I found at the Marple Library, I debated about purchasing a copy because it looks to be a great reference. Then I decided to take notes and look for the book’s recipes on Dr. Sears’ website.
Since Taryn mentioned yesterday her struggle with four boys inhaling food and I have a similar issue with my five kids (including a teenager), I’m going to share my notes here in hopes they can help others. Please note: Dr. Sears includes rice cakes in his snack lists which Nourishing Traditions does not recommend.
First of all, here are the Super Snacks, nutrient-dense, healthy snacks. These pair carbs with protein, fiber and/or healthy fats.
Apple slices dipped in peanut butter
Baby carrots dipped in hummus
Bean dip and veggie sticks
Blueberries in yogurt
Celery sticks in peanut butter
Cherry tomatoes with cheese cubes
Cottage cheese and fruit
Fruit and yogurt smoothie
Oatmeal raisin cookies, homemade
Parmesan cheese melted on a slice of whole grain bread
Pita bread spread with hummus
Popcorn (homemade air-popped)
Raw nuts or trail mix (handful)
Rice cake with peanut butter and banana
String cheese and a piece of fruit
Vegetables cut up with salsa and tortilla chips
Whole-grain cereal with yogurt
Whole grain, preferably homemade, muffins
Quite a yummy list!