In between ensuring that your kids eat breakfast every morning and that you pack their lunches for school, you also need to make sure that they have something to eat as soon as they get home. Although your kids may want to reach for those cookies in the cookie jar, we have a few healthier alternatives for them to munch on instead. And the best part is that they are good for your eyes. Let’s take a closer look.
Whether your kids like to dip their carrots in hummus, ranch dressing, or eat them on their own, these Vitamin A enriched veggies can support active and healthy vision. Because vitamin A deficiency can lead to blindness, it’s essential that your child is getting enough of it in their diet.
Having some hard-boiled eggs on hand for your kids to munch on is a fast, easy, and healthy snack for them to eat after school. Plus, egg yolks contain lutein in them, which help to prevent against macular degeneration. And, the extra protein can support healthy blood sugar, which is also good for your vision.
Raw almonds may not be your kids first choice of a snack to eat, but almond butter might be. Almonds contain Vitamin E, which can prevent bot cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Just make sure that you choose raw nut butter that doesn’t have any sugar or salt additives. If you want to be creative, you can spread almond butter on celery, toast, apple slices, or even frozen waffles as a fun treat.
Keep these three after school snacks in mind this year. To learn more about vision health, contact our office and call (413) 782-0030.