Healthy Kids Snack Hacks
If you’ve ever wondered how to get your kid to eat different kinds of vegetables and fruits at a go, you’re in luck. Make a Celery Kritter and turn it into a sport. You’ll need celery cut vertically and filled with either cream cheese or peanut butter as the base. You can place cucumber slices, blueberries, green grapes, cherry tomatoes, cashew, red grapes, or green apples on top. If you’re up for it, you can use all to have a variety. Use cream cheese and black sesame seed to make the eyes. Once you’ve done that, it’s ready.
Peanut Butter and Jam Sushi Rolls
It’s time for a different kind of Sushi. Get a large flat piece of white bread and slather with peanut butter and strawberry jelly. Roll to form one long piece and then cut up horizontally. Serve on a plate and have your kids use chopsticks to pick them up to eat.
Chocolate Banana PB Bites
As long as it is covered in chocolate, they won’t notice the fruit underneath. Slice up a banana and put peanut butter between two slices to make banana sandwiches. Toss into a bowl of melted chocolate and arrange them on a tray. Top them up with toasted coconut flakes for extra yummy goodness. A few minutes in the freezer and your healthy chocolate banana bites are ready.
Apples are nice and they might not be favorites but you can get them to be. Arrange sliced apples in a flat bowl, drizzle almond butter all over, sprinkle chia seeds, chocolate chips, and coconut chips. Now, you can crunch on your Healthy Nachos.
There are many types of fries but have you heard of Carrot fries? Of course, they’re healthy kind. Slice up carrots in a baking pan, add a little olive oil and season with salt, pepper, dried basil, and garlic powder. Sprinkle bread crumbs all over and mix to get it all in. It bakes in 15 – 20 minutes and that’s enough time to get your favorite sauce ready to serve as a dip.
Unicorn Yoghurt Bark
Nothing gets children like a magical experience and you can give them just that. Get some Greek yogurt and food coloring gel in different colors. Put scoops of each as a blob on a sheet tray and mix in a swirly manner. The more the sprinkles, the more magical it becomes. Freeze for a while and then serve.
A mix of what they love and a little bit of honey. Add one-part honey and three-part peanut butter to make the syrup on heat and then pour three cups of Cheerios cereal and mix together. Get a scoop to transfer the Cheerio from the pot to a serving bowl.
Broccoli Cheese Cups
This is the ultimate vegetable cup. Pull out your muffin tray and make each cup half full with cheddar cheese and chopped cooked Broccoli. Whisk egg with milk, salt, and pepper and pour it into each cup. Bake for 20 mins and then top each cup with Cream cheese and Turkey bacon bits. Serve on a fancy platter for extra effect.
Strawberry Fruit Roll up
Fruits can also be used to make roll-ups. Make a strawberry roll up by blending 3 cups of strawberry fruit with 2 tablespoonfuls of honey. Pour into a sheet tray and bake for 6 hours. You can then roll up and slice.
This is quick and easy to make. Half dip grapes into Greek yogurt and then crushed Graham Crackers. There you have it, delicious and fruity.
Strawberry Nutella Rice Cake
Chocolate covered cake sounds delicious and this time, it doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Slather Nutella on one side of your rice cake and add either strawberries and coconut flakes as your topping or blueberries and chia seeds.
Blueberry Oats Cookies
You’ll need a few ingredients to pull this off but it is pretty straightforward to make. Your dry ingredients are rolled oat, wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. You’ll whisk coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract, milk, and maple syrup and pour it into the bowl. Mix them all together and add blueberries to the cookie dough. Place molds of the cookie dough on the sheet tray and bake. Enjoy your cookie with a glass of milk.
Yogurt Waffle Sandwich
Everybody knows that yogurt is healthy so why not incorporate it in your favorite meals. Two toasted waffles and you can use Raspberry yogurt and Raspberry to make it a sandwich. It looks good and tastes even better.
Banana Oat Muffins
No need to throw out those overripe bananas on your countertop when you can just make a muffin. Mash the bananas in a bowl, add vanilla extract and rolled oats, and then mix well. Put in a muffin tray and to add a little more fun, use chopped strawberries, chocolate chips, or Blueberries as toppings. No food wastage? Check! A tasty treat? Check!
Vegetable Hummus Bites
Grab a long piece of English cucumber, slice up, and then scrape half of the insides. Fill up with Hummus and place red and green bell peppers on top. Serve in a tray and enjoy it.