“A healthy outside starts from the inside,” said the American Actor Robert Urich.
After a hard, tiring and exhausting day at school, children feel too hungry and disgusted. The school Tiffin has finished long ago, the stomach feels empty and the dinner time is too far. Most mothers don’t buy their kids a pack of chips or a box of chocolates, and they often say that snacks are not at all healthy. But the fact is that meals are healthy unless the snack is a pack of crunchies, box of candies or a bunch of biscuits. Snacks play a very critical role in everyone’s life, and that is an essential part of one’s daily diet.
Through the help of a recent survey, we have found out a set of snacks which are yummy and delicious, yet too healthy for the kids. The meals which your children will love to have after school and keep them healthy at the same time are as follows:
Most children are fond of fresh fruit, and even if your kids don’t want to have fruits, the taste of homemade fruit yogurt will make them enjoy the snack. All you can do is to take a plain yogurt or vanilla flavored and put some mandarin oranges into it along with some blueberries, strawberries, apples or anything that your kid might like to have and make a topping with dry fruits like cashew, raisin, and almond. This is a diet filled with protein and antioxidants to keep your child healthy and keep their stomach filled until dinner. A healthy snack is much better than an empty stomach.
Strawberries Covered with Dark Chocolates
This might sound little off-track as the chocolates seem unhealthy to some and another prime reason is that most kids are crazy about chocolates. After all, who would not like to have a sweet after a long school day? The cocoa beans are known for its abundant quantity of flavonoids, which acts an effective antioxidant, protecting people from environmental toxins and repairing cell damage, affecting both kids and adults. Now, mothers would not have a problem serving chocolates to their children, after all a chocolaty snack with healthy nutrients.
We all know about chicken kebabs or famous ribs stick, but what is more accurate and healthy for a snack is fruit kebabs. It is time you thread pieces of pineapple, papaya, mango, kiwi, orange or other fruits on a skewer for a refreshing snack for your kid after an exhausting day. Most fruits are rich in fiber, antioxidants, roughage, minerals, and vitamins. Pineapples contain high amounts of vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidants, whereas papayas contain very high amount of vitamin C. Parents should let the kids do that while they just peel the skin and cut them into slices. Making this snack can be a fun activity for your child too.
Carrot and Muffins Cake
Muffins will give your child a nutrition boost of antioxidants, healthy fat, and fiber along with potassium and vitamin C. For the ones who want to avoid non-dairy products, a cup of nut milk variety or non-dairy yogurt can be an excellent alternative. You can even make it in your free time and store them in the freezer for a fast snack on a busy morning.
Today, most women are busy working, growing a business or finding it difficult to balance between family and work. Most days are tiring, and after an exhausting day, it often becomes almost impossible to try cooking something creative for their kids. But it is highly essential that the kids have homemade food instead of buying a chicken burger from a fast food store.
Once in a while, you can serve your child a pack of snacks, but it can be tremendously harmful to their health if it goes on a regular basis. It can be fun for both you and your kid to make a healthy snack. Serving the same snack every day, not matter how good it is, can be monotonous, but if you change it daily and try new and innovative things every day, eating will real fun for you and your kid. These snacks are as appropriate for you as perfect for your child.