Sep 09 2014
There are tons of options for healthy kids recipes. You can easily make them a part of creating healthy options by including them in the search for healthy meals for kids. You can start by getting them interested in finding recipes!
Make a game out of finding interesting food options that they may want to try. For example let’s say that your child loves apples. Challenge them to find recipes (they can even use pictures when they are too small to read) that start with an apple as the main ingredient.
Pull out the laptop or the tablet and have a seat with them to find recipes for kids that contain at least three ingredients that appear in the food pyramid for kids (you can print out a pyramid from many different websites).
Making a game out of finding recipes for kids AND using visual tools will really get them interested. Involving your children in the process is the easiest way to help them see that there are plenty of healthy snacks for kids that are fun to eat!
Here are some easy to try recipes for kids that are healthy snacks for fussy eaters as well.
Fruit Salsa- cut up mango, papaya and kiwi into small chunks (think salsa size) and toss it all together with a splash of orange juice ( you can use other types of juice to jazz things up a bit).
Banana Smoothie – This one is a no brainer! Put away the ice cream and pull out the bananas and serve a nice cold banana smoothie instead. You need 3 bananas, 3 cups of grapefruit juice, 1 cup of lemon sherbert and some ice. Blend it all together to make a lovely frozen treat that tastes great!
Whole Wheat Pizza Snacks- Making pizza healthy is easy! You can buy whole wheat English muffins or flat bread as your crust. Children love to make their own mini personal pizza. Split a whole wheat English muffin in two. You can use either sliced fresh tomatoes or canned diced tomatoes to cover the muffin and add some low fat cheese as the topping. You can also add some pepperoni slices or other toppings! It is a fun easy way to make healthy snacks for kids!
There are so many easy to manage recipes for kids that can help you to make healthy eating a reality for your children!