Isn’t it always hard to make your kids eat nutritious food while not compromising the taste? The task seems almost impossible to achieve. But don’t worry! If you resonate with us on this, these easy 10 min snack recipes are just what you were looking for. More often than not nutritious food is considered to be bland and tasteless. However, is it necessary for us to subside our taste cravings to eat healthy? Seems like it is not. Healthy snacking packed with taste can always be an option. With these five easy to make snacks, we’re here to show you exactly how!
TRAIL MIX BITES
Every child needs nutritious values of nuts, oats and fruits. Make your own homemade nut trail with oats, chopped peanuts, raisins, M&Ms etc. or buy a trail mix to make these deliciously healthy bites that your kids will keep wanting more. For this you will need peanut butter, honey, and salt besides the trail mix. In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients and season with salt. Stir till completely combined. Now scoop the mixture to make balls and refrigerate for minimum 2-3 hours, until firm. This recipe makes sure your little one always has something to munch on as those hunger pangs hit.
Which kid is not in awe with the tempting taste of a smoothie blended with rich flavours of fruit? You can buy a pack of Almond or Chocolate Smoothix to jumpstart your child’s long day at school. Thankfully, they can be customised on the go and helps you increase your kid’s fruit as well as vegetable intake with no compromise in taste. With Smoothix you just need a shaker and some milk. To make it even better you can experiment by blending the smoothie with additional fruits according to your taste like banana or apple. You can also add a dash of honey if your kid has a sweet tooth. At the end garnish the drink with some crushed hazelnuts, cashew or sliced almonds.
Your kid is howling and not letting you work? Do you need a quick recipe that will satiate his/her appetite as well as be nutritious? Banana shushi can do all! To make this mouth-watering and healthy treat all you need is a banana, peanut butter, toast, white chocolate chips and strawberries. First, peel the banana and slice it into circular “shushi” like pieces. Melt the peanut butter and drizzle the sauce on banana. You can add hot chocolate sauce as well. Top the dish with chopped strawberries and white chocolate chips. At the end, you can sprinkle toast crumbs crushed in a blender. Viola! Your healthy snack is ready before you know it.
FROYO FRUIT BITES
Want to make your kid eat fruits with the same fervour as sweets? You may be able to do it with this tasty recipe. FroYo Bites requires 1 ½ cup plain yogurt, ¼ whole milk, 2 tsp honey, ½ tsp pure vanilla extract, dried blueberries, dried strawberries, dried raspberries. It’s easy to make too! Combine yogurt, milk, honey and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix it until smooth. Now take an ice tray and distribute the cut fruits/dried fruits into each of the cube moulds. Lastly, pour the yogurt mixture over these fruits filling the mould completely. Freeze for at least 5 hours and serve as a healthy snack whenever your child craves for sweets.
Did you just read carrot fries? Stop squinting your eyes, yes, you did and they are delicious. Made in olive oil, these fries are not only tasty but also pretty healthy. To make it you need to slice a carrot into ½ inch wide sticks. Toss olive oil and thyme and salt for taste. Now bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 400°F until soft. You can relish it with some lemon mint sherbet or lemonade.