How To Keep Your Children Healthy: Homemade Snacks and Tips

How To Keep Your Children Healthy: Homemade Snacks and Tips

It can be hard to keep your children healthy, especially if you don’t have a lot of time. The tips in this article will help you provide them with the nutrients they need without relying on expensive pre-packaged snacks full of preservatives and high fructose corn syrup.

 

How To Keep Your Children Healthy: Homemade Snacks and Tips

 

Celery with peanut butter and raisins

Celery is a healthy, low-calorie snack that fills you up. Spread peanut butter and raisins over the celery sticks to increase your energy levels for hours afterward. Incorporate this into a lunch or dinner instead of chips! If doing so at breakfast time, try adding some honey to make it sweeter if desired. 

Celery is a perfect ingredient for an easy, healthy snack. Add some peanut butter and raisins for flavor, and you have yourself a quick meal on the go.

You can learn how to make homemade popsicles with only 3 ingredients, in this case, celery, peanut butter, and raisins, for an afternoon snack.

 

Quinoa Is an Excellent Source of Protein

Quinoa is an ancient grain that looks similar to couscous but has a crunchy texture and nutty flavor.

As it doesn’t grow from grasses like other cereals and grains, it’s technically considered a pseudo-cereal and naturally gluten-free.

One cup (185 grams) of cooked quinoa provides approximately 8 grams of protein.

In addition to being a complete protein, quinoa provides more magnesium, iron, fiber, and zinc than many common grains.

You can use quinoa in place of rice in most recipes. It can also be simmered in a plant source milk for a creamy, protein-rich breakfast porridge

Hummus

There are a few ways to make homemade hummus, any way you make it, its a wonderful snack option your little one will love! Spread it on a sandwich or use it as a dip with carrots, celery or healthy sweet potato fries.

Hummus is a great source of plant-based protein, providing 7.9 grams per serving. Consuming enough protein is essential for optimal growth, recovery and immune function.

Hummus is packed with healthy ingredients that may help combat chronic inflammation.

Olive oil is one of them. It’s rich in powerful antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory benefits.

In addition, hummus includes iron, folate, phosphorus and B vitamins, all of which are important for vegetarians and vegans, as they may not get enough from their diet.

 

Nuts

Nuts are a great source of protein and healthy fats. You can eat them raw or roasted, depending on your preference. To roast them at home, place the nuts in an oven-safe dish with about one tablespoon of olive oil per cup (200 grams) of nuts for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit to 350 degrees Fahrenheit until they turn golden brown. 

You can also dry-roast nuts by placing them out in a pan and constantly stirring over medium heat from five to ten minutes or so until they become fragrant and start to crackle slightly. 

Be careful not to have too high heat; otherwise, you will burn the nuts if given enough time!

Nuts are a great, healthy snack option. You can also make them into other snacks like peanut butter and jelly or trail mix. You could use cashews to replace the protein in a PB&J for those who don’t have peanuts. 

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is an excellent snack even for vegans at any time of day. Oats have fiber and protein, so they’ll keep you feeling satisfied throughout the morning or afternoon until your next meal. Plus, there are many different flavors of oatmeal that you can make by adding milk, fruits like bananas or strawberries, cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt if desired.

 

Smoothies

 I am a big fan of giving them smoothies as a vegan snack for kids. Smoothies can be so nutritious packed with calcium-fortified-plant-milk, some vegetables (kale/spinach) and seeds or nuts. They are great as a vegan snack after school too!

Conclusion

In conclusion, parents can help their children avoid processed food by providing them with healthy homemade snacks. With these few easy steps, it will be easier than ever before to keep your kids happy and feeling great all year round-and maybe even save money too.

 

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