We are well aware that childhood is a critical time for the overall development of a child. And healthy snacking provides vital nutrients that your child needs between meals.
This means that your children should have a nutritious snack at school and after school to meet the demands of their growing bodies and brains. In this day in age, cooking anything from scratch seems like a mammoth task. However, there are a plenty of healthy snacks for your kids, that you can incorporate to get the job done! Doing this will make your child explore new recipes and enjoy eating!
These recipes are simpler and less time-consuming than you can imagine. Hence, helping you to instill healthy eating habits in your child without turning mealtimes into a battle zone.
AN OATMEAL RECIPE THAT DOESN’T NEED SUGAR AT ALL!
Presenting you the easy to make, bite-sized and energy-rich Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites. The name itself suggests that all the ingredients needed for this recipe are already available in your pantry.
Fun fact about this recipe is, you can experiment substituting the actual ingredients with your favorite or preferred ones! For example, if your child isn’t a huge fan of dry fruits and instead is more partial towards chocolate chips, you can include that in your list. Believe me, the options are endless!
Being allergic to peanut butter is a common complication, but we have that covered! Instead of that, you can opt for sunflower butter which is a healthy alternative for those with tree nut allergy. Moving onto oats, these are either rolled or steel cut, adding more crunch and extra dose fiber and protein.
Flaxseeds are widely used as they are a great source of omega-3. Without a doubt, this is going to be your go-to recipe since they can also be stored in fridge for a week.
A SMOOTHIE IN A DAY IS A HEALTHY WAY!
You do pretty well in making sure that your child consumes the healthiest of food but you still need to make sure that they are ‘snacking’ on a real food and not some possessed food or a food with a lot of sugar content.
Presenting you Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie, that packs a punch and is full of power! The ingredients again are really simple and only takes a few minutes to make. Protein milk is the key ingredient and adding cashews or almonds to it will enhance its creamy texture and the delicious flavor.
This smoothie can be made any time, sip full of protein delight topped with a sliced strawberry and banana. That’s a mom-friendly trifecta, right?
HAVE A “FRUITFUL” DISCUSSION WITH YOUR CHILD!
Every child needs a rainbow of nutrients and colors! When your child eats a diversity of colorful fruits, it can be an easy way to get a complete range of vitamins and minerals their body needs to thrive.
We suggest you the all-time favorite and very easy to make ‘Fruit Skewers’. All you have to do is, chop the fruits and thread them on a stick, this can be served on a platter with a dipping sauce or drizzled with chocolate or honey.
These vitamin-packed fruit skewers are a simple, colorful way to get kids to eat fruits and on top of that, they’ll be more than willing to be a helping hand!
MAKE EVERY DAY A MUFFIN DAY!
These ‘Power Muffins’ can be listed as go-to snacks for your kids, packed with superfoods that includes kale and quinoa which are protein rich and contains twice as much fiber as other grains and are the nutrient dense food respectively.
They are sweet and filling and make the best snack for kids. They can be sweetened with honey or applesauce and can be absolutely mouth-watering. Make your child, serve more of power muffins!
For your kids health sake, keep the chips and cake away! We hope that these snacks make healthy eating smooth and seamless for you and your tiny-tots.