Combing a tasty recipe which is also healthy at the same time can be a big challenge, especially when kids today can easily figure out what’s in the recipe after one bite. It is quite a challenge to mask those healthy ingredients in that one recipe.
Here are a few ideas for snacks which are healthy and can also be made tasty at the same time.
Cereal: Everybody loves this breakfast delight, especially kids who would love to dip their spoons in that bowlful of milk with sugar and honey puffs. But not everything that is sweet and sugary will help, instead substitute those sugary delights for some whole grains cereal full of vitamins, calcium, fiber mixed with milk and fruits. A healthy and power packed snack with a twist of taste, to start your day.
Cheese: A very simple yet protein rich ingredient, kids will love anything with chess as long as you don’t overdo it. Instead of using the fatty version, switch to low fat brand and incorporate some interesting cooking techniques to mask the simple taste. It’s a win-win situation, cut out a few interesting shapes and make some cheese skewers on a stick with a bunch of different small side fruits and berries.
Smoothies: All time favorite of kids and adults for that matter, who doesn’t love a smoothie? There can be no better way of incorporating a number of fruits and some vegetables, masking it with a couple of spoons of flavor induced yogurt. Overall it is great way to ensure that the right amount of fiber and other vitamins are consumed regularly.
Pies: Pies are a great snack, always have been. But instead of making a traditional apple pie or rhubarb cherry pie, try introducing healthy but unusual fruits into a pie recipe. For example, berries are high in vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C in case of strawberries. You can substitute apple slices for strawberries and enjoy a healthy filling with a crunchy and crumbly texture.
Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes, considered as some of the most nutritious vegetables with loads of vitamin A, B6, C and folate. They can be fried like your traditional potatoes to be served with a dipping sauce of your choice or baked to maintain the health benefits. Either way a very healthy substitute of potatoes, power packed with nutrients for your children to enjoy.