Snacks for Kids - The easy way
Healthy snacks for kids are essential to keep them with energy.
Children have a tendency to eat plenty of snacks but very rarely will
go for the full meal. That fact emphasizes the importance of providing
snacks to ensure proper nutrition. The main problem is that
kids refuse healthy food, especially when they are told to eat it.
There is a big chance for children to start screaming or running away
when showed a plate with healthy food. You obviously do not want this
to happen; there are ways to prevent the situation.
Kids normally love unhealthy food but that happens as a consequence of
watching their parents eat too much junk food. Children are always
observing the world around them. One of those things is the way the
parents eat and what is offered to them.
Some parents eat junk foods
while trying to force the youngsters to eat vegetables. That
is not a good idea.
Setting the example is necessary for them to get used to it. When you
do this, you are setting the path for them to be adults without
diabetes or hypertension problems.
You can find many ways to create healthy snacks for kids:
One of them is to make a list of what kind of fruits and vegetables
they seem to like. Once you have it make sure they know in which part
refrigerator is located so that they have easy access to them. Fruit is
one the best choices you have to make healthy snacks. Dried fruit can
be very useful. Raisins, cherries and apricots are great alternatives
that basically do not require preparation and can be very tasty. You
have to be sure that your dried fruits do not have added sugar to
ensure the healthiest snack possible.
- One sure way to make
snack fun is by making fruit faces.
can basically make a face with almost any
fruit and children will be willing to eat it: strawberries, pineapples,
bananas, raspberries, pears, watermelons and
In the picture at your
right you will see a very simple fruit face.
the eyes I used 2 halves of pineapple slices and 2 raisins. The nose is
an apple slice and the mouth is a papaya slice.
Another idea with the apple is to peel it, then cut a small
part of it, horizontally, to create a mouth and put some raisins as the
eyes. That way you have created a face in an
apple, which kids love.
- A snack that children will definitely love is the juice
You just need to buy some ice pop containers and fill them
natural fruit juice. You can either prepare the juice at home with
fresh or frozen fruits or you can get it in a store (remember to check
the list of ingredients).
Do not forget to put a stick in them before freezing.
Once they are
frozen you will have a snack that they won’t be able to resist.
- Another way
some healthy snacks for kids is to use baby carrots and celery sticks.
To accompany those vegetables you could prepare an easy
dip with avocado, chopped onion and just a little bit of lemon juice;
serve the dip in a small plastic bowl or in a plate divided with
You can also make
some fresh salsa with tomato, garlic, onion and some extra
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