Topic: Healthy snacks for kids?
June 20, 2019 / By Michah Question:
I need some healthy snacks for a six year my boyfriends daughter I did buy some fruit and veggies but I need some thing for the cupboard easy to fix
thank you all for your help very greatful
Juda | 5 days ago
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Cottage cheese with fruit
Cheese and Crackers
Jello with fruit
Baked Sweet potato fries
Zucchini chips - dip in mild salsa....so yummy!
Air popped popcorn
Homemade popsicles with real fruit
If she likes celery, try making ants on a log. Clean and cut the celery into 2 inch pieces, fill the well with peanut butter and add a couple of raisins. Or serve celery plain with ranch dressing. Find out what fruits/veggies she likes best and create fun ways to eat them. They can also dip their fruit into yogurt. Cut up green, yellow and red bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, snap peas, etc and put them together on a plate and serve with different dressings. Giving her choices will make it fun.
You can also give her crackers with tuna or chicken salad. Baked tortilla chips are good with or without dip. Yogurt, applesauce or different cheeses, deli slices served with different crackers. Let her build her own snack. You can make your own pizza and make it healthier, buy the pre-made crusts, low fat cheeses and sauce. Let her help you add the ingredients so she feels she had a part in making it.
You can also freeze some healthy treats. Try fruit, for starters: frozen grapes are cool like popsicles and sweet like candy, but they've got plenty of vitamins and fiber too. The kids will go for frozen bananas when you roll them in chocolate syrup and chopped nuts. (Don't forget to peel them before freezing) Other favorites include peach and nectarine slices, and berries of all kinds. Help operate the blender and you can turn any combination of frozen fruit, milk, yogurt, juice and ice into highly nutritious but indulgently delicious "milkshake". Or puree some fruit and make your own popsicles. Let her help as much as possible. She will feel a sense of accomplishment and be so proud when it's time to eat the food.
They also make granola bars that are healthy and taste good to kids. My kids like the Kashi Trail Mix bars as well as the Quaker ones, but those have actual chocolate in some of the bars so you'll have to look at what you buy and decide if you think it's healthy or not.
You need to gain weight. I know how it feels. Remember you need to be healthy- people like people who are healthy looking. And your a male and girls don't like skinny guys like that. Just eat normally - once you start gaining weight you won't even really notice till your back to your original weight and you'll feel so much better and stronger. I have the same issue - I was at 120 at 5"1 ( female) three years ago. I went through and still am battling major anxiety and panic attacks I went from 120 to 105 and I felt disgusting. Everyone would say I looked sick and bad and it hurt my feelings. So I started eating as much as my little body could handle and I'm now up to 110 pounds and I still feel to thin! I want to be like 115. It took me two years to gain five pounds ... I have irritate bowel syndrome and anxiety on a daily basis that makes it hard to gain. I drink ensures and make sure I don't skip meals. I have to look at all these curvy girls that boys drool over with big butts and big boobs and it makes me so sad but that much more determined to gain. When I was 105 pound I felt sick weak tired and ugly now I am starting to feel better. You can do it- it will take time so don't give up. Battle those demons yourself because you are strong. Don't let them win. What you see in the mirror is fake - its what they want you to see.
If by thing for the cupboard you mean non-refrigerated, I'd go with peanut butter and crackers, dried fruit or cereal. Be careful buying granola because it's incredibly high in sugar and fat. I make my own to control the contents but commercial granola is pretty much like eating cookies.
For refrigerated I'd add yogurt and cheese to your list.