February 25, 2021
by Hy-Vee Dietitian

The Snack Formula

Eating balanced snacks helps our bodies get the nutrients they need each day while keeping us full between meals. You may be wondering what a balanced snack looks like but have no fear, Hy-Vee KidsFit is here to break it down with the snack formula!  




PROTEIN: Protein is necessary to help build muscles and other tissues in our body, like skin.

FAT: Fat helps our body absorb vitamins and provides us with fatty acids that are necessary for life. 

FIBER: Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that helps our digestive health. Good digestive health means your body is able to break down foods, absorb the nutrients, and get rid of any unneeded extra. 


Protein & Fat Sources

  • Turkey
  • String Cheese
  • Hummus
  • Guacamole
  • Meat Stick

Fiber Sources

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Popcorn
  • Whole Grain Crackers

Make it even easier by creating your own DIY Snack Station! Follow along below with Hy-Vee Dietitian, Amanda to see how to do it! 

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