When it comes to snacking, kids want their munchies to be tasty and they want these yummies to be served on time. Often, children end up eating junk and harming their health. To avoid this, snack time is the perfect opportunity to include some additional nutrients into your child’s diet. Instead of giving them highly processed and packaged foods, mothers should shift their focus to snacks that have fruits and veggies to provide both energy and nutrition to their child.
Here are a few snacks that are healthy as well as delicious.
1. Cracker fruit pizza
Serve fruits in the most nutritious way with this cracker fruit pizza. Take a cracker, spread cream on it and top it with your child’s favourite fruits. This snack will give your kids a tasty snack time.
2. Crunchy roasted green peas
Make green peas a delicious snack for your kid by roasting it in olive oil with some salt. They are a good source of energy and fibre. The ingredients for this snack are easily available and can be prepared in no time.
3. Fresh fruit popsicles
Cut different fruits and put them in a deep ice tray in the form of a lollipop. Add some cream for flavour. This way of presenting fruits will make children enjoy fruits a lot more and look forward to snack time.
4. Carrot chips
Incorporating veggies in your child’s diet has become easy with carrot chips. All you need to do is cut thin slices of carrot, toss it in some oil and salt and bake it in a microwave oven. This snack will satisfy your kid’s craving for junk without any negative and harmful effects.
5. Yogurt with fruit
Yogurt, a good source of protein and calcium, acts as an excellent snack for your kid. You can find them in different flavours, making them more enjoyable by both kids and adults.
Don’t go for yogurt that contains high amounts of sugar. You can also choose the ones that are plain and sweeten it with fruits.
6. Chocolate-coated banana bites
Chocolates are an all time favourite with the kids. Serving fruits with the goodness of chocolate makes them interesting and the child will enjoy each bite.
7. Veggie sandwiches
Sandwiches don’t have to be for mealtime. They can be a healthy snack if made with vegetable, such as tomatoes, potatoes and cucumbers, along with other healthy ingredients. Veggies baked in cheese in between slices of brown bread can serve as a healthy snack for kids. It can be served with fresh fruit juice.
8. Baked mozzarella cheese sticks
Once your child tastes cheese sticks, they are going to be their all time favourite snack. Cheese is a rich source of calcium and protein, which make your immunity system strong. These cheese sticks are baked to make them healthier and there’s no doubt that they taste really, really good.
9. Sweet corn
Boiled corns with salt, some butter and pepper is a good way to go for an evening snack. A sweet corn salad, with little pieces of tomato, cucumber and even some cottage cheese, is also an option that will tempt your child’s taste buds and contribute to their good health. Snack with sweet corn are light and filling for your kid’s tummy.
Muffins are an easy and nutritious snack to go for. The ingredients are simple and easily available. Bake muffins with banana, strawberry, plums or any other fruit that is in season or that your child loves. It’s also a great way to get your child to taste different fruits and develop a liking for them. Chocolate chips can also be added to enhance the taste of these cute, bite-sized cakes.
All these snacks are healthy and delicious at the same time. They don’t need complicated ingredients or a lot of time. Choose from the set of options and give your kid a fun snack time!