Smart snack swops for healthier kids (and adults)

Smart snack swops for healthier kids (and adults)

When it comes to your kid’s food, you really want to ensure you’re giving them the best with every single bite. Here are some smart snack swops you can try to ensure your kid’s favourites still look the same but packs a heavier nutritional punch!

 

Smart snack swops

Mini pizzas

Make quinoa pizzas or cheesy keto pizza bases instead. These make healthy and smart snack swops for cheese-loving kids. These bases are high in protein and will keep your kiddo feeling full and satisfied.

 

French fries

Serve up some sweet potato fries instead of unhealthy French fries. Sweet potato fries contain beta-carotenes, which get converted to vitamin A in your body to help improve vision, immune system, and skin.  Serve them with a honey-mustard dipping sauce, which is rich in essential B vitamins.

 

Cookies

Make some healthy cookies using bananas, oats and peanut butter. They’re super simple to make and work amazingly well as breakfast cookies.

 

Candy

Instead of giving your kids candy, try serving a bowl of yoghurt-stuffed raspberries as a healthier snack alternative. The tart, plain yoghurt mixed with some honey and almond extract helps balance out the sugars in the raspberries, which make them just as satisfying as chocolate-covered berries.

 

Peanut Butter & Syrup Sarmies

Instead of a sugary sandwich, serve some apple discs with peanut butter instead. You can sprinkle some cinnamon, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, on top of the apples to pump things up in the flavour division.

 

Sugary Cereals

Have you ever tried making your own granola? There is literally nothing easier. Take some plain, uncooked oats and then flatten on a baking sheet. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and then warm two cups of honey in the microwave. Drizzle half the honey over the uncooked oatmeal and give it a quick stir just to cover most of the oats with the honey. Bake for about 10 minutes before removing from the oven, drizzling with the rest of the honey, and returning to the oven. Keep checking the oats and cook until light brown. Once it’s done, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before separating with a fork and storing in an airtight container. Now all that’s left to do is to serve your “homemade muesli” with some raisins or other dried berries and yoghurt, and you’re all done!

By Seldean Smith

Seldean is a full-time single mom and avid contributor to the Kiddles website. Her hobbies include discovering awesome new places and spaces for kids and writing content that resonates with the hearts of other parents.

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