When you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you want your kids to have a healthy lifestyle as well. Snacks are supposed to keep you full until dinner, but it’s easy to get tempted by an unhealthy snack because you see your child munching on a bag of Doritos. So, to keep you and your kids healthy, here are a few healthy snacks you can make with them.
Yogurt Cheese Butterflies: If you haven’t heard of yogurt cheese, you have to try it. It’s just regular yogurt being drained to capacity to achieve a thick cheese texture. It can basically be a substitute for cream cheese; you can even spread it on a bagel. This snack is great to put in your kids' lunch boxes before they get on the school bus. It’s super healthy and it’s better than eating a Pop-Tart. The Yogurt Cheese Butterfly snack isn’t exclusive to only your kids — you can eat it too. Enjoy! Click here for the full recipe.
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Jicama Fries: This is a round vegetable root that originates from Mexico, and it’s pronounced “hee-ka-ma.” Just like potatoes can be made into fries, jicama can as well! It contains 11 grams of carbohydrates and lots of fiber and vitamin C. These can be thrown into a sandwich bag and the kiddies will be good to go. You’ll love it too! (via Super Healthy Kids)
Tomato-Avocado Cup Snacks: Avocado and tomato: what better combination? Avocados are a great source of fiber and they're full of the "good fat," vitamin C and vitamin K. This snack is in your favor for sure! Plus it would be fun to stuff the creamy avocado in the tomatoes! Your kids will love helping make these. For the full recipe, click here.
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Cheesy Broccoli Bites: Yes, most kids stick their noses up to broccoli, but try making this snack with your kids and they may give it a second chance. Come on, you know cheese makes everything better! Broccoli has a lot of fiber in it, which can solve constipation problems your kids may be dealing with. Click here for the recipe.
Banana Tea Party Bread: Looking for a snack that doesn’t have a lot of sugar in it? You and your kids will love this banana tea party bread! It will make you believe that you can enjoy food without tons of sugar. Bananas pretty much make this a snack healthy as well, since they are a good source of vitamin B and potassium. These are very easy to make, so your little one can help you out — at least with the mixing. Check the recipe here.
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Less Spicy Pepper Popper Appetizer: If you have an appetite for spicy foods, this would be a great snack for you and the kids. Making this snack is a fun way to slide your kids into the world of peppers. No worries, peppers are good for you! They promote a healthy heart and can even prevent breast cancer. And for your kids, well, peppers provide them with the fiber they need. Check it out, recipe is here.
Warm Banana Roll-Ups: Eating a banana is like eating a treat. If you and your kids are craving sugar and you don’t want to eat anything too sweet, this snack is a great option. The smooth tortilla outside and the gooey inside will make your family banana believers. Click here for the full recipe.
Cheesy Spinach Bites: You already know spinach and cheese are a good combo; spinach can taste a little bland without cheese on it. This is perfect for kids who aren’t too sure about eating their vegetables. Click here for the recipe.
Crunchy Fruit N’ Yogurt Parfait Bites: This snack is filled with Greek yogurt, granola and of course, fruit! It’s a healthy alternative to the unhealthy crepes floating out there in food world. These fresh fruits will melt in your mouth. It only taste 22 minutes to make! Click here for recipe.