Double Duty Diet Food â€“ JIF On-The-Go Peanut Butter and Apple wedges
Why: Sharing apples and peanut butter with your child is not only an ideal healthy snack, but itâ€™s also fun to eat. By splitting one *On-The-Go JIF peanut butter container (a pre-portioned cup of creamy peanut butter), you and your little one can get a dose of heart healthy fats from nuts, as well as muscle fueling protein.
What: Try dipping your peanut butter with pre-packaged apple slices, such as *Appeeling Fruits bag of apple wedges. Each bag contains 2 ounces of sliced apples, at only 30 calories a pop. Although peanut butter is naturally higher in calories, splitting a container with your little ones give you about 195 calories of positive protein. Best of all? This snack can last for the day in your diaper bag or purse without getting messy or stale.
Remember: Although the peanut butter and apple combo adds up to about 200-250 calories (a wonderful amount for a heart-healthy snack), eating above the recommended portion size will tack on more calories than needed for this quick treat.
*All meal suggestions at Makeover Mommaâ„¢ will include allergen information and suggestions for children with allergies, celiac disease, or additional health concerns. This snack is gluten-free (althoughÂ not peanut free).