There is an easy solution for kids who love sweets, but don’t like eating vegetables and fruits. Make healthy, fun snacks. You can replace traditional crisps with baked vegetable pieces or make banana ice-cream, which is exactly the same as dairy ice-cream but without all the unnecessary fat and sugar. It will be loved by your children and they won’t know the difference.
1. Spiced Apple Crisps
These apple baked crisps are sweet and crunchy and make great snacks for children. Cut the apple into thin slices, about 1-2mm thick. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Place the apple on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Turn halfway through, and remove any browning crisps. Cook the apples until they are dry and golden.
2. Oat cookies with raisins and nuts
While many children don’t like oatmeal for breakfast, they love cookies. Make your dough using wholemeal oats and a few wholemeal flour raisins. You can also add nuts if you like. For a sweet touch, you can add some honey or brown sugar. For a healthy and delicious snack, serve with cold milk.
3. Hummus and Carrots
Hummus is a great dip for children, made from pureed chickpeas. Hummus has a pleasant nutty taste, is thick enough to not be messy, and it contains iron, folate, vitamin A6, and iron. Humus can be served with chopped vegetables such as cucumbers or celery. It can also be used to spread on sandwiches.
4. Apples with Honey and Cream Cheese
You can replace apple cores with cream cheese with honey, pieces of almonds, raisins, or dried fruits if your children aren’t happy with eating the fruit. This snack is healthy and delicious. It provides many vitamins and is high in protein.
5. Mango Fruit Rolls
This simple, quick recipe for mango fruit rolls in 10 minutes will change the way your children view fruits. These mango fruit rolls taste and look like fruit candy. Simply blend three mangoes in a food processor and then spread it out as flat as you can until it is about 1/8 inch thick. Bake the puree for three to four hours. Make long strips from the mango sheets and roll them!
6. Baked Vegetable Crisps
Many children love crisps, but most parents don’t approve. Baked vegetable crisps are a great option if your child is throwing tantrums in the grocery store aisle. Cut sweet potatoes, carrots, and beets into thin slices. Then drizzle olive oil on top, add salt, pepper, and thyme, and bake until crisp. These crisps are just as delicious as regular crisps, but they have half the calories and half the fat.
7. Peanut butter
Peanut butter is a healthy snack that’s rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Peanut butter has a strong, earthy flavour. It’s great on whole grain toast with sliced banana, sea salt and some sea salt. You can also use it in wholemeal waffles, rice cakes, or as a topping for a yoghurt parfait.
8. Roasted Chickpeas with a little spice
Roasted chickpeas are a healthy, crunchy snack. Chickpeas are much healthier than traditional snack mixes. You can roast them with as many spices as you like and still get the crunchiness you crave. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Drain the chickpeas and rinse them. Dry them on a towel. Spread the chickpeas on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Roast the beans in the oven for between 45-60 minutes, or until they are crispy. Toss the beans immediately (while they are still hot) with olive oil and seasonings. Serve warm or at room temperature. They taste best on the first day. However, they can be kept in a sealed container for up to 4 days.
9. Banana Ice Cream
This one-ingredient banana Ice Cream is just as delicious as full-fat dairy ice cream. It’s also full of vitamins and calcium. Simply cut the banana into small pieces and place in the freezer for approximately an hour. Blend in the food processor until smooth. For a delicious snack or dessert, you can add dark chocolate sprinkles to the mixture or shredded coconut.
Wholemeal Zucchini Muffins
These delicious zucchini muffins will not be noticed by your children. They are moist and soft, and they don’t contain any fat. These are great for snacking or as school lunches. Mix 2 cups wholemeal flour and 0.5 cup brown sugar. 2 tsp. Add 2 teaspoons baking powder. Add 2 tsp baking soda. 2 cups grated zucchini and 1 apple should be added. Mix 1 cup unsweetened applesauce, 3 eggs, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla in a separate bowl. vanilla. Mix flour and vanilla together. Pour batter into muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes at 350°F.
11. Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are rich in healthy fats, minerals, and vitamins. Although they aren’t very delicious by themselves, once spiced up and baked in the oven they can be a nutritious snack. Mix 1 cup pumpkin seeds with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1/2 ounce olive oil in a bowl. Spread the pumpkin seeds evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning once halfway through. These can be eaten as-is or added to a homemade salty snack mix.
12. Yoghurt popsicles
Another homemade ice-cream idea. Yoghurt makes a wonderful addition to your child’s diet. It contains a lot calcium and is rich in probiotics and proteins that are essential for the health and well-being of the digestive system. For a healthier alternative to frozen store-bought treats, add berries to the yoghurt.
13. Homemade Snack Mix
Combine some wholegrain cereals, nuts and pretzels. For a quick snack, add banana chips, pumpkin seeds and raisins to the mix. Nuts are rich in important minerals like magnesium, iron, zinc, and others. The wholegrain cereals, pretzels, and this mix are rich in healthy fats that promote healthy brain development. They also provide long-lasting energy. It’s a great choice for kids!
14. Date Truffles
It’s easy and healthy! These delicious treats are naturally sweetened with dates and contain no added sugar. You can add whatever you like to the truffles, such as desiccated coconut or cinnamon, crushed nuts, sesame seeds, cacao powder, and cacao powder. Blend in a food processor 1/3 cup macadamia nuts, 25 soft dates, and 5 tbsp. Add 2/3 cups desiccated coconut and cocoa powder. Do not overmix the dough. Give it a few pulses to form balls. Then, coat them with whatever you like.
15. Brown Rice Crispy Treats
These 5-ingredient treats are delicious when paired with coconut oil, brown rice cereal, and sea salt. They have a sweet, buttery, yet not too much sugar or marshmallow taste. Mix 1/4 cup coconut oil with 2/3 cup brown rice syrup in an saucepan on medium heat. Bring the mixture to boil. Boil the mixture for 1 minute. Then, remove from heat and add 1 tsp vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. In a large bowl, combine 4 cups brown rice crispy cereal with the boiled syrup mixture. Stir until well coated. Place the mixture on a baking paper-lined tray and let it cool for 45 minutes. You can cut the mixture into pieces or shape it into pancakes or balls.