Say no to junk food and start making snack time fun again! Try these easy quick healthy kids snack recipes and serve these in-between meals to your happy, healthy kids!
Folks! A healthy growth-spurt is a sign of a healthy living. And as per my pediatrician, between ages 2-to-10 years, a child usually continues to grow at a steady pace. They tend to feel hungry (especially pre-schoolers). These little ones are so active, kicking and jumping around all the time. They are hungry even minutes after eating a hearty-healthy meal. So, if you happen to be amongst those who are worried about their kids health and is constantly (and desperately) hunting for newer healthy recipes, quick supper ideas, downloading a few from the internet for a morning snack, while asking others to share their innovative ones as an evening snack.. Then, your hunt for your kids quick and easy recipe ends here 🙂
I bring to you 2 yummy and healthy kids quick snack recipes to beat those hunger pangs. Now, mommies! See a satiated smile on your LO’s face 😉
1. All-Fruit Smoothie Recipe
This delicious sippable treat is packed with nutrients. Can be served as a desert after the meal or given as a snack in-between meals. You can also alter it as per your child’s liking. Add a scoop of ice-cream or cut-up fresh or frozen fruits to make it look interesting (and a way to sneak in some fiber into your child’s diet).
- 1 apple – peeled, cored and chopped
- 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk (toned)
- 1 cup of raspberries/strawberries/blueberries
- A few slices of mango (seasonal)
- 50 grams seedless grapes
- 1 banana
- Sugar to taste
- A few ice-cubes (optional)
- A pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Preparation: In a blender, combine all the fruits, sugar and blend it in milk and yogurt. Add a few cubes of ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve.
Tip: You can also try out spinach, very-berry, peach, mango, banana, pineapple and chocolate smoothie! Moreover, replace sugar with honey. The ingredients are enough for 2 servings, so mommas, you too can relish some 🙂
2. Quesadillas Quick and Easy Recipe
You can mix anything with a calcium-rich cheese quesadilla, really! A few freshly-chopped vegetables, or some cooked chicken. Or even, boiled kidney beans (rajma)/chickpeas (white chanas). Brat H enjoys bean and cheese quesadillas, which are easy to make recipes and fun for him to hold. This one recipe is rich in Vitamin E, lycopene (found in tomatoes), and all the fiber from the beans!
- 1 cup chopped tomato
- 1 green onion, chopped
- A few dices of green/yellow/red bellpepper (capsicum)
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 cup cooked black beans (or Kidney beans boiled)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt/rock salt
- 1 spoon tomato sauce (can be easily prepared at home)
- Softened butter or vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup of corn or sprouted corn
- Whole wheat tortillas
- Mozzarella cheese, grated
Combine the tomatoes, green onion, bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice, black (or Kidney) beans, salt and tomato sauce in a bowl. To prepare these quick and easy quesadilla, spread or brush the softened butter or vegetable oil on one side of two tortillas. Place one tortilla butter-side down in a frying pan over medium heat. Spread some grated cheese on top of the tortilla and top it up with a generous spoonful of the bowl mixture. Place the other tortilla, butter side up, on top of all this. Cook until both the sides of the tortilla is golden brown. To serve, cut each quesadilla into 6 small wedges.
Disclaimer: Please do consult your pediatrician before you introduce these recipes to your baby. Don’t forget to specifically discuss any foods that may pose allergy risks to your baby.
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