Healthy Snack Recipes For Kids
There was a time when being in the kitchen was considered "woman's work". Thankfully, times have changed and both boys and girls have access to the kitchen. And if they have a creative spirit, and enjoy cooking up their own messes, they will love these healthy snack recipes for kids.
Children today enjoy eating junk food because it is easy to put together and eat. You just have to add a slice of meat and some tomatoes and cheese on two pieces of toast and there you are; you have an instant sandwich, washed down with Coke. Nevertheless, parents should begin to teach children all about the nutritive value of healthy and yet delicious foods that are fast to cook and good to eat.
Here are some delicious and healthy snack recipes for kids that are extremely easy to put together and better still, quite nutritional.
Fruit and Peanut Butter
Celery and Peanut Butter or Cream Cheese
Kids love to dip things so what better way to get them to eat some carrot, celery, red peppers, tomatoes or sugar snap peas than to give them some dip. Make them some low fat ranch dressing, bean dip, hummus or salsa and serve with a few vegetable sticks, some baked tortilla chips, pita bread or some whole-wheat crackers. Additionally you can slice up some fruit and let them use applesauce, flavored yogurt or mix some low fat sour cream and honey together for a sweet treat dip.
These takes a bit more time, but can still be accomplished without much hassle.
Place in the blender and blend until smooth. You can add ice and a small shot of milk if you would like it a bit thinner.
Frozen Fruit Bar
In a blender puree the fruit of your choice and add just enough fruit juice to make it pourable. Pour in to Popsicle mold or ice tray and freeze, place Popsicle sticks in and freeze.
All you need to do is take some fruit and freeze it. Frozen grapes are sublime and kids just love the taste and feel. Try a banana rolled in some chocolate syrup (sugar free of course) and nuts and then frozen and don't forget to put a stick in them before freezing.
Kids just love kabobs, walking around with food on a stick. Make a kabob with a combination of different fruits and cheese and you will have a happy kid enjoying a healthy snack.
Kids can seem like bottomless pits at times and most of them are. You should make sure that you encourage your child to use his creativity in the kitchen and to create smart and healthy snacks that sate their appetite and creative genius.
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