Children are notoriously picky eaters, so parents need to be crafty and creative in preparing snacks to provide adequate nourishment to their kids. Snacks are particularly challenging since this is the equivalent of indulgence or dessert for adults. Snacks should be healthy yet also yummy and packable so your kids can carry them to school, during a field trip or during play time. Here are easy to prepare, healthier snacks for kids.
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This Instant Frozen Berry Yogurt recipe can be the cure for your kids’ hankering for sweets. For this recipe, you only need three ingredients: Greek yogurt, mixed berries and honey. You can even sprinkle in some edible and cheap flowers for added colour and flavour. Plants actually break down carbon dioxide and water into glucose, an important part of the plant’s metabolic process, and this is then transformed into fats and complex carbohydrates.
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French fries are kid-approved snacks. Unfortunately, they’re not exactly the healthiest snack options for anyone, adults included. So opt to keep the fry form while replacing deep-fried potatoes with the healthier zucchini. Baked Parmesan Zucchini is tasty enough for your kids and healthy enough to get your kids the right nutrients. You can also use carrots or asparagus instead of zucchini to mix it up.
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Nut butter is a great source of sustainable energy for your active toddlers. To make them even more nutritious, you can spread them on pear slices, rice cakes and multigrain toast; then top them off with some granola, blueberries and dried cherries. Here are some Nut Butter spreads you can use as inspiration to give your kids a tasty and healthful pick-me-up.
Chicken Sausage Rolls
Wraps and rolls are always popular with kids. They look like fries, they taste great and there’s a fun dip in the mix—that’s a perfect snack trifecta for hangry children. Fortunately, it’s easy to make Chicken Sausage Rolls, just follow the recipe here.
Turkey and Avocado Toast
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Who doesn’t like avocado? This superfood has incredibly high nutritional value as it contains about 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Several clinical trials have also found that avocados provide many health benefits. So, for a fun and healthy twist to the boring toast, try making this Turkey & Avocado Toast recipe to perk up anyone in the family, including yourself.
During weekends, you can even enlist your kids to help you make these healthy and yummy snacks. This way they can also learn to appreciate the nutritional value of the food while you spend some quality time together.