It’s time to remove all that junk food out of your pantry. Kids and their nutrition should be a priority for all the parents.
Try these 7 kid-friendly home-made snacks to keep your child fuelled for his/her busy day. The best part is that these snacks are super healthy and your child is guaranteed to love them.
Whole Grain Cereal
A bowl of whole grain cereal with milk is a healthy start to your kid’s day. Try adding fruits that your kid enjoys, to make it a power packed snack with all the essential nutrients for your child.
Avocado Spread Sandwiches
Packed with potassium, iron and soluble fibre, avocado is one of the best ingredients you should add in your child’s diet. Mash the avocado and mix it with a few sauces. Use this as a spread on your child’s chicken or turkey sandwich of whole wheat bread along with a few cucumber slices. The spread can also be used as a dip with baked potato wedges too!
Kids love sipping on chilled drinks. What’s better than offering them what they want while also ensuring that it is super healthy for them! Try experimenting with different combinations of fruits and vegetables while using non-fat yoghurt as your base. It’s a great way to fulfil your child’s need of consuming fruits on a daily basis.
Best way to keep your child hydrated during those hot summer days is to prepare ice pops at home. What’s good is that you know what’s going in them. Try out making a combo of orange juice and non-fat Greek yoghurt to fulfil your child’s Vitamin C requirement or whip up some yoghurt parfait and add some berries to get that oh-so-delicious taste.
Your kid has been asking for some sweet treats at an odd time? And you don’t want to ruin their appetite? A great snack idea for this can be covering banana chunks or strawberries with chocolate. These can be kept in the freezer for a long time so your child can eat them even when you aren’t around.
Crispy Rice Treats
Kids enjoy munching on crispy and crunchy food. Classic crispy rice-marshmallow balls made with dry fruits and seeds are a great way to keep the kids happy and healthy. Use canola oil or olive oil butter to bind all the ingredients together.
Mini Fruit Pizzas
This is the best DIY recipe which we are sure your kids would enjoy.
Dice a few chunks of a couple of fruits for them. Use plain wheat tortillas as crust for your mini pizzas and cut them into fun shapes that your kids want. Put some plain Greek yoghurt as the base and add honey as a sweetener which serves as a healthy substitute for sugar.
Ask your kids to add fruits of their own choice, from the chunks you’ve kept to prepare their own personal colourful treats they’d gladly devour.
So there you have it! Let your child enjoy these healthy snacks which would provide them the right amount of nourishment they need each day to grow stronger and healthier.