Kids’ day will never be complete without eating their favorite choice of foods during their snack time. It is only natural for kids to love snack breaks and even look forward for that period to come. What is not natural is that, when snack break eventually come, the first choice of foods that will come to your kid’s mind are junk foods, which are unhealthy foods.
For parents, that is worrying especially if you are training your kids to eat healthy foods only. There will be cases when you would ensure to prepare healthy snacks for them to prevent them from eating junk foods. But, when they came home and you checked their lunch box, you will see that the foods you prepared is left untouched.
Of course, there are ways when you can eventually be successful in getting your kids to eat only those healthy foods and snacks. The only way that can happen is to make them interested and tempted of the snacks you are preparing. To make it easier for you, here are the lists of healthy snack ingredients you can use in preparing snacks that will surely make your kids want more once they got a taste of it.
Cheese – Everyone knows that cheese is rich in protein, which just makes it a perfect ingredient in preparing healthy snacks for your kids. Cheese will provide your kids with energy that can last until dinnertime. So, why not make use of your creative cooking minds and spice up your kid’s snacks. Make them crave the snacks you are preparing by making pretzel sticks with cheese sticking on it including cubes of their favorite fruits. The combination of colors is already eye-catching enough for them to notice the snack you prepared and be delighted of the mixture of taste that will be left on their taste buds. You can also so cut the cheese into several shapes.
Peanut Butter – Of course, kids will always love peanut butter and your kids are no exception to that. Taking advantage of its richness in fiber and protein, why not starts preparing peanut butter jelly sandwiches combined with rice cakes or mini waffles rather than bread. Or, you can also prepare frozen treats with peanut butter as the main ingredient. That includes preparing yogurt popsicles dipped in peanut butter and raspberry syrup.
Baked Goods – Muffins? If your kids do not love eating fruits, you can still do something about that by preparing baked goodies with fruits toppings or even making them as the main ingredient for the recipe you have in mind. Try baking banana bread, carrot bars of zucchini muffins.
Homemade Chips – Parents know that any kind of chips is already considered as junk foods. But, if you still want your kids to eat chips, then prepare your homemade chips. Just include or mix herbs and spices on your homemade chips recipe and your kids will be all wow for those chips.
Whole Grain Cereal – It is known to be rich in calcium, fiber, and vitamins. So, why not add some fruits, milk and healthy snack will be created. To add some flavors, glaze the snack with yogurt and top it with dried strawberries.
With these healthy snacks, you can stop worrying about your child eating junk foods every snack breaks. Then, you are assured that you have finally gotten rid your child of eating junk foods.