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Healthy snacks perfect for kids [2024]

by Marie Couture ND 05 Jun 2024
Des collations santé parfaites pour les enfants [2024] - La Boite à Grains

Snacks can help prevent a drop in energy between meals, or simply satisfy a craving..1, 2

For children, snacks are part of their nutritional intake. Snacks can complement a meal, since children's small stomachs mean that they consume less at a time.

With so much choice, it can be hard to know which snack to choose. Some great options have come onto the market in 2024.

5 good reasons to give children snacks

  • Snacks satisfy children's hunger between meals: they also provide essential nutrients for growth.
  • Snacks help maintain concentration: providing a snack helps boost energy and concentration..3, 4
  • Plan a healthy snack: it helps avoid rushing out to eat less healthy snacks..3, 4
  • A snack at the right time: a snack can be served two hours before the next meal, and it won't suppress hunger. This schedule even allows time to feel peckish before the next meal.
  • A snack before bedtime: if dinner is 2 hours before bedtime, it's a good idea to have a snack in the evening too, to calm hunger and help you sleep better.

Healthy snacks for kids: have you heard of Prana?

Prana is a Quebec-based company that now offers a multitude of healthy choices to meet energetic needs. Prana products include breakfastsPrana products include energy bars, snacks and snacks to simplify our fast-paced days.

Prana, a leader in the organic industry, is a family business that began in 2005 and reaches people from east to west. It offers responsibly sourced organic and vegan products. "Our mission is to create delicious food, for you and the planet.".5, 6

New Prana products ideal for children

Arc-en-Ciel soft granola bars

prana bar organic rainbow granola

This granola bar from Prana granola bar is perfect for calming an energy slump. It's made with a base of gluten-free rolled oats and 70% cocoa dark chocolate. The sweeteners used are organic cane sugar and organic rice syrup.

It contains just 5g of sugar, is gluten-free and free from peanuts and major allergens such as nuts, dairy products, and of course, GMOs, etc. This product is certified organic and school-safe. In short, this granola bar is as tasty as it is nutritious.

Choco Bongo soft granola bars

prana organic choco bongo granola bar

Choco Bongo granola bar granola bar will be a chocolate lover's favorite. A perfect snack to make up for a lack of energy. It differs from the Arc-en-ciel granola bar in its 6g sugar content, which is explained by a concentrate of grape juice, tapioca syrup, dark chocolate and crispy rice.

Berry Explosion soft granola bars

prana granola bar berry explosion organic

Berry Explosion granola bar is an equally appetizing choice offered by Prana to support an energy dip. This bar has the same anti-allergenic criteria and is safe for a school snack. It has a sugar content of 5 g and contains freeze-dried strawberries and cranberries..6, 7

Granolove Brownie Crunch Cookies

prana granolove organic crunchy brownie cookies

A snack to satisfy young and old alike. Made with 100% organic ingredients. Prana, always faithful to its quality criteria, has concocted cookies made with gluten-free oats and 62% cocoa dark chocolate. They contain 4g of sugar per portion. They are a good source of fiber.

They are vegan, non-GMO and certified organic.

Granolove berry cookies

prana granolove organic berry cookies

What makes them different the berry cookie is the gourmet cranberry. Its sugar content is the same (4 g), but it's even higher in fiber. Brown rice syrup and cane sugar are the sweeteners used. Carrot juice has been added for color.

Gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO and certified organic.

Granolove chocolate chip cookies

prana granolove organic chocolate chip cookies

A 70% cocoa chocolate chip cookie. This snack contains 100% organic ingredients, featuring gluten-free rolled oats. Cinnamon adds fragrant flavor, this spice is rich in antioxidants and health benefits..6, 8

Healthy snacks: sweeteners used by Prana

Cane sugar

Whole cane sugar is an unrefined sugar. It therefore contains all the vitamins and minerals of pure sugarcane juice. We're talking about potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, fluoride, copper, manganese, zinc, provitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, as well as a little protein and fiber, all or most of which are missing from white sugar..9

Brown rice syrup

Brown rice syrup is produced by exposing cooked rice to enzymes that break down starches and transform them into smaller sugars. It's a tasty alternative for those watching their sugar intake. The result is a thick syrup, sweet but milder.

Prana, from breakfast to the midnight snack! 

About the author

Marie Couture, Certified Naturopath

Specialized in :

  • Digestive disorders
  •  Inflammation
  • Hormonal problems
  • Stress management

References :

1. Joyeux Pr. Henri, Joyeux Jean, Manger mieux et meilleur de 0 à 100 ans, éditions du Rocher, 2017, 326 pages

2. Larose Karine, Zero dietTrécarré, 2013, 223 pages

3. https://naitreetgrandir.com/fr/etape/1_3_ans/alimentation/fiche.aspx?doc=collation

4. https://www.educatout.com/edu-conseils/alimentation/20-suggestions-de-collations.htm

5. https://pranafoods.ca/fr/pages/mission

6. https://pranafoods.ca/fr/collections/snacking-boxes

7. https://laboiteagrains.com/products/barres-granola-tendres-arc-en-ciel-biologique-prana

8. https://laboiteagrains.com/products/biscuits-granolove-brownie-croquant-bio-prana

9. https://lacuisineensemble.fr/3-differences-entre-le-sucre-de-canne-blanc-et-le-complet/

10. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirop_de_riz_brun

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