Has this ever happened to you? It’s 30 minutes before your child’s kids boxing class, and he’s hungry. Sometimes, you’re running out the door and don’t know what to grab that’s healthy and quick. Other times, you’re not sure how much your child should actually be eating before class.
We’ve got some tips for healthy foods for kids that you can feel good about serving before a kids boxing class.
Feed your little ones these healthy and energizing foods, and they’ll be in good shape to take class without a weighed-down belly:
Fruits and Veggies With Peanut Butter
If you’ve got a bit of time before you have to get to a kids boxing class in our Santa Monica or Los Angeles location, you can feed your child some cut up fruits and vegetables with peanut butter. Try apples, carrots, celery, and even bananas. The fruit will give them some energy, the veggies provide vital nutrients, and the peanut butter offers protein for healthy muscles. Even if you’re running short on time, you can prep this snack ahead of time and take it in the car.
Carrots or Pita Slices with Hummus
Baby carrots or pita triangles with hummus is another healthy snack that you can give your child at home before class. Or, you can take it in the car on the way. They’ll get some carbs to fuel them for their kids boxing workout, as well as some muscle-strengthening protein from the hummus.
It takes just 5 minutes to make a healthy, pre-workout smoothie. Throw some nutritious ingredients in the blender and take this snack on the go. For liquid, you can opt for protein-rich soymilk or pour heart-healthy coconut milk in your blender. You can also use anti-inflammatory orange or pineapple juice. Add some fresh fruits and veggies, such as bananas and spinach, and even a tablespoon of almond or peanut butter for protein.
These are just a few of the healthy foods for kids that you can feel good about serving before kids boxing classes. Other ideas include whole-grain bagels with non-dairy cream cheese and peanut butter and jelly half sandwiches on whole-grain bread. You can supply a glass of water with these quick meals too.
Want more ideas for keeping kids healthy and energized? Check in with us on our blog or feel free to come talk with us at our A4 Fitness studios in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding hundreds of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.