Parenting can be challenging at times. Your child may want to satiate his sweet tooth but your concern for your tiny tot’s health may make you look for healthier alternatives. It is a myth that healthy foods are not tasty. Some healthy foods are delicious and are enjoyed by kids as well.
You can be a yummy mummy or a cool dad by packing in some nutritious healthy treats that your child can relish.
Snacking is important for kids as they can only digest a little at a time in their small tummies. But they feel hungry often as they are very active. Here are some examples of healthy snacks that are yummy for your child’s tummy:
Cook up some delicious morning snacks
Children need some carbohydrates at the start of the day. It helps them fill their stomach fast and also helps them focus and concentrate in their class.
Let them play with their alphabet cereal with milk that is also fortified with essential nutrients. A good idea is to use different preparations of eggs like sunny side up, poached eggs, spinach and cheese omelette to give them variety.
Pack them some great afternoon snacks
Crunchy and juicy apples make a great afternoon snack. These are easy to pack and carry for children when they go to school. Nuts and berries also make a great afternoon snack that can be eaten in between classes without creating a mess or grabbing too much attention. Many kids love crunchy and chewy oatmeal cookies as tasty afternoon goodies. A few other great on-the-go meal include breadsticks, fruity muffins, parmesean cheese straws and cheese crackers. If you are looking at building their healthy habits from the start, serve them carrots with peanut sauce as a colourful and crunchy snack.
Hunger games with evening snacks
Milk and cookies may be classic treats but surprise them with a turkey sandwich when they are back home. It also gives them the energy to go out to play in the evening and also finish their homework. Kids love innovation. So serve them food on skewers like kebabs with their favorite peanut sauce. If your kids want to nibble on something while watching television, bake them some sweet potato fries that taste great with ketchup. You can also spoil them with some tacos with cheese or some healthy whoopee pies made with vitamin rich beets! You can give some unique color and shape to these home made goodies and win over their fluttering hearts! You can even use jelo snacks to add color to their plate. Let them choose snacks of their favorite color from the snack plate.
You child may be a picky eater but he or she cannot say no to this colourful variety of healthy snacks.
Kids love creativity. So don’t bore them with the same old snacks. Wear your creative hats and cook up some wonderful recipes that a healthy, attractive and fun to eat! With some parental love and goodness, your innovations are likely to tickle their taste buds and make them sink into the delicious goodies.