Kids are not easy to be pleased, and when it comes to food, most of them turn out to be fussy eaters. Mothers have to strive to make sure that the food is both tasty and healthy. It cannot be anything elaborate, as that will lose their interest. So, we need to consider a lot of things when it’s time for packing the snacks for kids.
Healthy and tasty snack ideas for kids
1. Healthy Anzac Biscuits
Why restrict these yummy biscuits to the Anzac day only?
Anzac biscuits are famous as high protein snacks in Australia and New Zealand.
This humble and unpretentious biscuit has a delightful taste, and it’s effortless to make. Rolled oats, flour, sugar, margarine or butter, golden syrup, are the primary ingredient, and these are not harmful to the health. You can also add dried coconut and bring a twist to the taste.
These biscuits have been created as a delectable and filling snack that lasts longer than any other average cookie, and till date, they hold on to their originality.
2. Fresh Fruits
Fresh fruits and vegetables have been all-time favorites of mommies. But, somehow with the entrant of packaged food, we slowly forget them. Undoubtedly these are vital and helps to meet our dietary requirements. Some of the fruits and veggies which can be portioned perfectly for your darling’s snacks, and they also do not have any trace of common allergens in them are:
- Carrot sticks
- Cucumber sticks
- Cherry tomatoes
- Capsicum strips
If your kids run from fruits and veggies, turn it into some lip-smacking smoothies, or add some fresh cream to the choice of fruit or veggie. You can also be creative with the décor and them serve with some interesting munchies and wafers.
Do you want something allergy-friendly to fill up your kids’ bellies in between the meals? Crackers can be a healthy, allergen-free snack. The kid can either eat it with some spreads, or salsa or munch them on their go. You can also add them to multiple other dishes, like it can accompany the fruit salad, or can be added bruschetta, croutons, etc. Their mild flavor mostly pleases all taste buds!
4. Weet-bix Slice
How about engaging your kids within snack preparation? It will not only help you but will also keep them busy for some time at least.
Thake their help to crush the whee-bix for your while you prepare the icing and get the oven cooked. With cocoa, butter, dates, and grated dried coconut, these slices are great healthy tasty snacks. And what more they are easy to prepare, and readily available also.
5. Crispy Oats Biscuits
While oats served with milk might make your toddler go cranky, the moment you turn them into these delicious crunchy crackers, snack times will become fun.
With honey and raisins being two of the major components, these have a sweet flavor which most kids love. It also has milk, oats, and butter; so while making their taste buds happy, you are also feeding them with some healthy snacks!
You can serve these biscuits with a glass of milk too.
6. Fruity Pizzas
There’s a lot that you can do with fruits, and that’s why we seem to be obsessed with it. But, when you serve them to your kids, do they become aversive?
If your kids didn’t feel enticed with the smoothies or sundaes discussed above, fruity pizza is another thing to try.
These super healthy pizzas have the base made of pikelets spread and whisked cream cheese with orange juice. And the topping can be any fruit of your and your kids’ choice – even you will feel like getting a bite of this delicious sweet pizza.
7. Vegetable Pancakes
Pancakes are one of the favorite dishes of kids, but you cannot serve them regular pancakes to them every day.
So, twist, turn and innovate with them. Some days add grated veggies to the batter whereas on the others add prawns or chicken, ham, or bacon to it, and enjoy the magic.