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Finding healthy snack recipes for kids can be difficult so we have tried to help you by putting a few ideas together to make it easier to avoid all those things which they so enjoy but are not so good for them, such as crisps and sweets.
Kids love finger foods because it means they don’t have to stop to eat. An energetic child is a normal child, and why would you interfere with a little princess dressing up for a photo shoot or a knight fighting an alien!
When my little grand-daughter was one year old she loved bananas but unfortunately as so often happens once children realise the world has more to offer than bananas then the good foods get rejected and it becomes difficult if not impossible to get them to eat healthy snacks. This is when you have to get imaginative to be able fight back.
Our healthy snack recipes for kids are some you will know about but hopefully there will be some which are new to you as well.
None of our recipes are suitable for children under 2 years of age.
Pineapple and Orange lolly
225g can of pineapples chunks
5tbls of fresh orange juice
1 carton of natural yogurt
Put the can of pineapples, yogurt and orange juice into the blender and blend until smooth. Little ones do not like lumps so make sure it is free of them!
Pour into ice lolly moulds putting a lolly sick into each and freeze until solid.
Sometimes kids find fruit too boring so liven them up with this dip.
200g cottage cheese
3tsp runny honey
Mix the honey into the cottage cheese and place in a small bowl.
Dip strawberries, bananas, orange segments, apples and any other fruits into the dip and enjoy.
Jelly and Fruit
Most kids love jelly so we have included it as one of our healthy snack recipes for kids. Why not spice up their favourite flavour with a little fruit?
1 banana cut into slices
¼ melon cut into small chunks
Make the jelly as per instructions on the pack.
Take a jelly bowl and layer the fruit on the bottom before pouring over the jelly.
Place in a cool place to set.
BBQ Fruit stick
8 small strawberries
Cut the melon and mango into small chunks. Take the leaves off the strawberries.
Take a skewer and thread a chunk of strawberry, melon and mango onto each.
Cheese and Pineapple Skewers
8 cubes of cheese
4 pickles onions cut into halves
4 slices of ham
Cheese and pineapple go so well together. Halve each slice of ham. Take a skewer and thread chunks of cheese, pickled onions and pineapple onto each.
Fold each piece of ham and thread the skewer through them.
Quick Snack Foods
Some quick healthy snack foods for your child to enjoy are:
Take two or three of the following suggestions and place them in small bowls so your child can choose.
A carton of natural yogurt, perhaps sweetened with a teaspoon of honey makes a great dip :
cheese cut into small chunks
small cherry tomatoes cut in half
pickled onions cut into half
pineapple cut into chunks
melon cut into chunks
green and red pepper sticks
I hope you have found helpful our healthy snack recipes for kids.
When giving your child any foods you as their parent or guardian take full responsibility.