They’re healthy, and they won’t even know it.
If I let them, my children would live on lollies and biscuits. They just love them.
But sugar is everywhere, and not always in the most obvious culprits. It’s also in foods you’d never expect to find them in like cereal, tomato-based cooking sauces, and sometimes fat-free yoghurts.
I’m not saying sugar is bad – but it needs to be eaten sensibly for the sake of our health, teeth and tummies.
Here are some healthy kid’s snacks that are easy, cheap and fun.
1. Fruit faces.
Making faces out of food is the easiest, cheapest and funniest way to get kids to include more fruit in their day.
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For this fruit face you will need all of your children’s favourite fruits. This particular example uses strawberries, blueberries, green apples and bananas but as you can see, it’s easy to recreate it using fruit you already have.
2. Stick it.
Here is one example of how you can make dinner time more fun for kids – just stick it instead of plating it.
And these sausage and vegetable sticks can also work as an after-school snack.
You will need any type of sausages and three different coloured capsicums. My kids will eat capsicum as long as it isn’t cooked, however it’s easy to change the vegetable to tomatoes or cucumbers or any vegetable they prefer.
3. Pizza stations.
Here’s an idea – why not set up a ‘pizza station’? Leave out plenty of veggie options, and the kids will love choosing their own toppings and designing their own creations.
Make sure you also offer them good pizza sauce. Combine one cup of passata with some freshly grated garlic, a teaspoon of olive oil, salt and fresh basil. They don’t have to use the basil on their pizzas but stirring it into the sauce adds flavour.
Then let the kids spread it themselves and have bowls of toppings like mozzarella cheese, olives, ham, vegetables, anything really for them to use to create their own.