Can you suggest some simple o cook healthy snack alternatives for kids?
About kids ‘loving to eat’…. a lot depends on what kind of food stuff we ‘broadcast’ like a hero worship! So, praise that particular food stuff to be a real hero despite its deceptive lack-lustre taste etc, to third persons in the presence of those kids. They ‘pick’ up the theme (they don’t like sermons of do’s & don’ts). About healthy ‘no cook’ , the best option is the one that was chosen by ancient Indian Sadhus (or student Sadhus) who planned to spend months in solitude in caves, also trying to minimise the hasstles of food! They chose raw groundnuts, stock-piled it, and soaked a fistful for about 6 hours in water, and then very very thoroughly rinsed it about 2 to 3 times, and then ate it as it is. We can do wonders with such soaked groundnuts! Children would find it tasty even as it is. Adults can mix it with something, after grinding it in mixie, with milk, honey, ripe banana etc. and make a porridge . It would be a complete breakfast. Traditionally, it is believed that it is g
Always keep good quality wholewheat bread, or small focaccias and baguettes in your kitchen. Focaccias and baguettes freeze beautifully. Make home made spreads that your kids will enjoy, to use as bases for the bruschettas – olive paste, red or green pesto, roasted red peppers with garlic and oregano, or any tomato pizzaiola base. If they like anchovies, get those tubes that you find in all supermarkets. Or you make your own tuna or ham spreads. Keep all these spreads ready in jars in the fridge. Keep all kinds of bruschetta toppings in your fridge – for some of the spreads above, all you really will need is some crispy lettuce – kids love baby gem lettuce! Your breads will also be wonderful with plain sliced fresh fruit topping s- and a drizzle of honey on top. Bananas, fresh figs (with prosciutto, and no honey), or any fruit combine very well… When I was young in Italy, my favourite afternoon snack was a piece of (the best) bread, with a drizzle of olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt
Graham crackers and peanut butter Triscuits and cheese Celery with ranch dip Carrots with ranch dip Pita bread with turkey, ham, (whichever cold cuts they like) with whatever condiments on hand, mustard, mayo, etc. with lettuce Wraps…really great snack/meal here: You can buy wraps in grocery store. Take cream cheese and smooth over wrap, place lettuce, tomatoes, and cold cuts and fold it up and there ya go. Cereal is a great healthy snack as well. IF they can use the microwave a good “treat” is smores: Graham crackers, chocolate bar and marshmallows. YUMMY! (however not really healthy) I find that kids really like veggies (raw) dipped in ranch dressing. Also celery sticks with peanut butter inside and place raisins (looks like ants on a log). Have a look here for more ideas: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article… Note the site below is AWESOME!