Healthy Snack Recipes for Kids

A proper nutrition is important for your kids’ growth and development. The food choices during their early age can influence the kids’ future health risk and can also their food habits in later life.

You know the importance of healthy foods to your kids, but sometimes your kids just don’t want to eat healthy food. If this is the problem, do not force your kids to eat everything on their plate. Your kids may just get bored of the taste.

Kids always look for something new, and they quickly get tired of eating the same foods. When they don’t eat much in the main course, try to approach them with nutrient-packed snacks to make sure they obtain the full range of nutrients. Kids love snacks! 토토사이트

Here we have 2 healthy snack recipes for your kids. These recipes are so easy to prepare (only basic ingredients and simple steps needed), versatile (you can alter the ingredients to suit your kids taste), and healthy. Not only will they be great snacks for your kids, you can have them as your own snacks too!

Healthy Snack Recipe #1: The Powerballs

This recipe is so quick that it doesn’t even ask for baking. Yet it is rich in protein and a variety of vitamins and minerals that are good for your kids.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of honey
  • 3 cups of whole grain oats
  • 1/2 cup of ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of nuts and dried fruits mixture (can be any combination of peanuts, walnuts, almonds, raisins, chopped cranberries etc)

Preparation method:

  1. Start with combining butter and honey in a large bowl, mix until smooth.
  2. Pour in oats, flaxseed, chocolate chips, and nuts and dried fruits mixture. Toss to mix and combine.
  3. Roll the mixture into balls. Store the Powerballs snack in fridge.

This recipe makes 40-60 snack balls.

Healthy Snack Recipe #2: Crunchy Veggie Nuggets

Crunchy nuggets are always popular among kids. This recipe is so simple, and it can help you to get your kids to eat vegetables!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of potatoes
  • 2 cups of mixed vegetables (carrot, corn, peas or any vegetables you like, make sure they are in small pieces)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups of corn flakes, crushed
  • Vegetable oil

Preparation method:

  1. Boil and peel potatoes. Mash the potatoes until smooth. Mix in vegetables and stir to combine well with mashed potatoes.
  2. Now we are going to start making the nuggets. First, get about a spoonful of the vegetables and mashed potatoes mixture and shape into a nugget. Roll nugget in flour to coat, followed by egg, and lastly corn flakes. Continue to form nuggets for the remaining mixture. When all are done, place them in a fridge and chill for about 30 minutes for the nuggets to hold their shape.
  3. It’s time to cook the nuggets. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot enough, fry the vegetable nuggets in batch for 2-3 minutes until nuggets get crisp and brown. Drain on absorbent paper towel to remove excessive oil.

 

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