5 Healthy and Delicious Snacks for Kids
Trying to get a child to learn to eat anything can be pretty frustrating for parents, especially when children refuse to try a bite of something new. But parents, don’t need to be discouraged – little ones tend to need to be offered the same food at least 15 times on separate days for them to accept and try it (and then decide if they really like it or not.)
In the beginning they will tell you they don’t want to try it, but you shouldn’t lose patience and instead try to have three times as much. Your child needs your calmness and patience in order to learn how to eat well, and this is the only way you can instill some good dietary habits in them.
At best they will be able to eat all of the healthy foods out there in order to grow healthy and strong. And remember that you will have to be the best example of healthy eating for them.
Snack time can be difficult when it comes time to choose the right food for your kids, since they might only crave the least healthy foods. But the fact is that some appetizing options do exist, and once they try them they won’t hesitate to eat them every afternoon at snack time.
Here are five options for healthy and delicious snacks for kids to keep in mind for the future.
5 Healthy and Delicious Snacks for Kids
1. Apple Chips
Little kids love French fries, which is why it’s best to give them a different type of chip. Opt for apple chips instead. They’re easy to make, and children love to eat them. You only have to cut the apple in the shape of French fries. Although they’ll taste like the fruit, you’ll be surprised at how your child suddenly eats the entire apple.
2. Oatmeal Cookies with Raspberries
Cookies are a food that children love, but not all of the varieties in the supermarket are the healthiest. Because of this, you can combine the incredible taste of oatmeal cookies with raspberries.
Children will love the taste and it will be one of your go-to snacks. You’ll more than likely want to try them too.
3. Baked Carrot Sticks
This is a particularly good idea for the cold months in the year, since in the warmer ones you can simply make carrot sticks without an oven. Carrots are a very healthy food and an important part of a child’s diet, so eating them as a snack is a great idea.
Carrots are a food that not only taste good, but can actually look appealing to the children in the house.
4. Yogurt Smoothies
If you want your child to have a healthy snack and for them to truly enjoy good food, you can offer them a healthy yogurt smoothie that tastes like a drinkable ice cream. It seems to be one of the most appetizing snacks and really it is.
You can put the yogurt in a clear glass with a crazy straw and you’ll see how your little one will request this special snack daily. It’s that easy!
Hummus is very healthy and is also a simple recipe that you can make at home. On top of this, your child will love trying it smeared on bread and you can include additional flavors like garlic or cumin to give it a special touch of flavor. You can pair it with bread, bread sticks, sliced peppers… You decide! Your child will love having it again and again.
From now on with these five snacks, you can get your kids to snack healthy on top of being well fed. Gone are processed snack foods and snacks that aren’t very healthy because you were in a hurry or had a craving.
It is better to plan healthy options so that your little ones learn to have good eating habits and a good relationship with healthy foods.
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