Top Four Healthy Snacks That Your Kids Will Love

Snacks are a small portion of food that is served between meals. Growing kids often get hungry between meals. Snacks provide energy in the middle of the day. Some children are very fussy about eating proper lunch or dinner. They do not want to eat a good amount of food at a particular time of the day and rather they live on snacks. They consume little amount of food frequently all through the day.

We have a wrong notion that snacks are unhealthy because common snacks that are easily available in the market are often full of refined flour, added sugars, and artificial ingredients and are extremely unhealthy. Childcare caregivers say that you cannot give this trash to your children especially those kids who are picky eaters and live on different types of snacks.

A dietician in a Childcare in Fullerton CA offers some easy healthy recipes of snacks that will satisfy both mind, body, and stomach of your little picky eaters.

Rice ball :

Take some boiled rice. You surely have some leftover rice in the refrigerator. Mash one cup of rice and two boiled potatoes. Add finely chopped onion, ginger, garlic, and cilantro. You may add finely chopped vegetables like spinach, cabbage, carrot. Add salt to taste. Sprinkle some cornflour and mix everything. Now heat any oil in the pan and deep fry these small balls in it. Serve it with sauce.

Oats pancake :

Take one cup oats and ½ cup lentil well washed and dried. Add both oats and lentils to a grinder and grind it finely. Add 2-3 cups of yogurt and salt to it and mix well. Leave it for half an hour and then add freshly chopped vegetables in it which are available at your home. Add 2 tablespoons of Worcester sauce, 1 tablespoon of black pepper powder in it, and mix well. Melt a little amount of butter on a pan and fry pancakes. Serve it with green cilantro sauce.

Celery with peanut butter and raisin :

It is a fun way to get your child to eat a vegetable. Cut a stalk of celery into three or four pieces. Spread peanut butter inside the celery and arrange a few raisins on top of the peanut butter. This snack is a good balance of carbs, protein, and fat.

Cheesy bread slices :

Take some whole wheat bread slices and apply butter on one side of each slice. Cut onion, tomato, cucumber, and bell peppers and cut all these vegetables into small cubes. To make the bread colorful take green, yellow and red bell pepper. Now place these cut vegetables on the butter side of the bread slices. Sprinkle some oregano and salt over the vegetable topping. Sprinkle a good amount of grated cheese on the topping. Now microwave the bread slices for two minutes. The cheese will meltdown and will trap the vegetables on the bread. You can offer this food at any time of day.

These recipes of Fullerton CA dietician will surely help you if you want to take care of your child properly.