Kids are usually picky eaters; for them, it is the display of food that matters most, followed by its aroma. Only when the dish passes on both these levels will they eat it. So, if you know how to make food that looks and smells good, you can have your kids eat it. This allows you to hide some healthy ingredients that they otherwise do not eat in the dish. Here is a list of some recipes for healthy kids’ snacks that you can try at home.
1. Banana and Mango Smoothie
It is a great cooler and the perfect summer drink that you can serve your kids after playtime. For the preparation of this healthy snack recipe for kids, all you need are four ice cubes, one banana, one medium-sized mango, and 16 ounces of orange juice.
Firstly, you need to cut the mango, peel it, and then cut the flesh into small chunks. Next, you have to peel and chop the banana into small pieces. Take a blender or food processor and add all the ingredients in it. Keep processing it till you get a thick and smooth liquid. You can keep it in the fridge and use this mix on the day you want to treat your kids with a healthy fruit smoothie.
2. Spiced Apple Crisps
Spiced apple crisps are a healthy dried fruit food item that is perfect anywhere at any time. For the preparation of this healthy snacking recipe, you need cinnamon for sprinkling and two Granny Smiths.
Preheat the oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Take the apples, remove their cores, and slice the rest to a thickness of half an inch. Sprinkle some cinnamon over it and then lay the apple slides properly on a parchment paper, lined with a baking sheet. Let it cook for approximately an hour, but remember to stop the timer and flip apple crisp at half-time. After half-time, you can remove the crisps that have already turned brown. For the rest, continue cooking the apples till they dry out and become light golden. You can now cool your spiced apple crisps and then store them in an air-tight container. You can also give these crisps to your kids as an evening snack or pack it in their tiffin with lunch. This snack is tasty, healthy, and full of nutrients.
3. Pea Hummus
It is the perfect lunchbox dish. You can serve it with veggies and pitta bread. For preparation, you need one tablespoon of tahini, 200 grams of cooked peas, lemon juice, crushed garlic clove, two tablespoons of olive oil, and one tablespoon of cooked cannellini beans.
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor or a hand blender. Add to it 1-2 tablespoons of water and blend again. Take a requisite portion from the pot, and pack your child’s lunchbox with veg sticks and pitta breadsticks. You can store the rest for three days.