Eating well is critical for keeping your child healthy and happy during a soccer game. Being hungry after a tough match zaps their fun and focus on and off the field. What’s a soccer mom to do? Queenscast, the experts in women’s soccer, has you covered with fun snacks for young athletes!
These little, no-bake wonders replace the carbs lost during exercise, offer endless flavor opportunities, and are so easy to make that even the youngest soccer players can help in the kitchen. Try adding protein powder for extra nutrition!
Pre-packaged snacks can be full of preservatives and sugar, but part-skim mozzarella string cheese packs a powerful calcium and protein punch without the sugar and fat that comes with traditional cheese. Add some whole grain crackers to make this snack even more filling.
Fruit is an essential part of a balanced diet, but traveling with it to practice and games can leave you with bruised, unappealing snacks. Fruit leathers are prepackaged dried fruit pressed into a flat, stretchy treat. They have the sweetness and fiber of fruit without the mess, and they’re fun to eat!
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These snacks are fun for celebrating after a great game, and they’re easy enough to bring for the whole team! They only take 20 minutes to make with mini-sausages and prepackaged crescent rolls. Here’s a great recipe to get started.
Trail mix is a classic snack for kids and adults alike. You can dress it up and make it a fun group snack by using muffin pans to create a DIY trail mix station. Your kids and their teammates can figure out their favorite combinations and create them on their own for future games!
Getting kids to eat vegetables is always a challenge, but with these crispy chickpeas they won’t even notice that they’re eating a snack filled with protein and fiber. You can make them in batches, and they are shelf stable so you can save extra portions for more snacks down the road.
We hope these women’s soccer-approved snacks leave your kids and their teammates full of energy on and off the field!