Ideas for the Soccer Player
It is important to
replenish the body with healthy foods especially in a tournament setting
to keep your child fit, healthy and prepared for the next game.
Listed below are some snacks suggestions that parent's have made for my
daughter's soccer team.
Peanut Butter Sandwiches: You can
make these with bread or mini sandwiches out of graham or whole
Homemade Trail Mix:
This is always a favorite for the kids, easy to make and takes
little time and effort. You want to add a mixture of sweet and
salty to get a good taste. Here is a suggested recipe but you
can mix and match based on what your child likes to eat.
1 cup of yogurt raisins
1 cup of Craisins
1 cup dried pineapple
1 cup of dried banana chips
1 cup of Kashi Cinnamon Heart cereal
1 cup of peanuts
1 cup of home-made popcorn
1 cup of mini marshmallows
Dried Fruits: dried papaya, dried
cherries, apple chips, raisins,
Chocolate: chocolate chips (white and/or milk), carob chips, Mini
M&Ms, Chocolate covered raisins or peanuts.
Cereals: Granola, Cheerios, Chex or Kashi
Cookies (cut in pieces): Nilla Wafers, Graham Crackers, animal
Nuts and Seeds: almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
Other: peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, mini pretzels
Fruit Ideas: Kebobs-
use the mini wooden skewers and add your child's favorite, seasonal
fruit and favorite cheese. Fruit ideas: pineapple chunks,
grapes, strawberries, blueberries, or watermelon chunks. If you
don't want the trouble of making the kebobs simply do a fruit salad
in clear cups. Sliced oranges are always a hit as well.
In a hurry purchase the ready made fruit cups at your local
Bagels: Cut bagels in half
and fill with flavored cream cheese or peanut butter. You can
also add slices of strawberries or bananas to each sandwich.
parfaits are always a hit. In a clear plastic cup layer:
granola cereal, plan yogurt , and favorite fruit sliced until cup is
full. Also, frozen Go-Gurts (yogurt in a tube by Yoplait) can
Veggies and Dip: Fill
a Dixie cup with ranch dressing and stand baby carrots/clery sticks
up in the cup then cover with saran wrap.
- Popsicles: Make
your own popsicles with 100% fruit juice. This is a great
treat on a hot day.
Strawberry Fig Newtons, Graham Crackers, or Animal Crackers.
- Cheese: Individually
wrapped packets of cheese and crackers or string cheese.
- Banana Muffins:
Use the box mix and replace applesauce for oil. Be sure to add
extra banana for more nutrition..