The struggle and pressure we face as parents to ensure a healthy diet is too much. Especially when there is easily accessible junk food everywhere. Even if you don’t expose them to it, they end up getting introduced to it at school or at a friend’s place! Now, everything is good in moderation but children often don’t know when to stop. This is where our job as a parent requires us to step up. Prepare these snacks in advance so you have something delicious to pacify them with.
Apple and Banana chips
This light and crunchy snack is almost like candy. Just thinly slice up some bananas and apples, sprinkle them with cinnamon and bake until crisp. You can top them with nuts and honey, or even a small dollop of whipped cream.
This is the perfect snack for the warm summers of Pakistan. All you have to do is blend a few fruits together with some yogurt and cream, pour the mixture into a popsicle molds and pop it into the freezer. In a couple of ours your kids can have healthy, incredible ice cream at home!
Sometimes the best things are the simplest things you can get your hands on. Popcorn is a no-sugar and no unnecessary carbs food. Just add a hint of butter and lets your children snack as much as they want. It’s surprisingly filling and keeps children busy for a long time.
Not the traditional, greasy pizza though! Change up your toppings and add some greens. The best thing about pizza is how the marinara sauce always ensures that classic pizza feel. So it’s easy to trick children into eating some vegetables. The cheese is also a source of calcium and protein. So this is the perfect snack.
Sweet Potato Fries
While more sugary than regular potatoes, these are lower in carbs and calories. They’re also a great source of vitamin C and B. So slice them up, lay them down on a baking tray and sprinkle with olive oil. Flip them half way through and season them with some salt and pepper. You can serve this mouthwatering treat with a healthy dip!
Most of these are snacks the entire family can enjoy. So its always best to get into the habit of eating healthy foods with them to help them develop this habit. Happy eating!