Toddlers are usually full of energy, and seem they could go on forever without any rest. However, keep in mind that running around and playing all days has not only its perks, but its downs too, so your little ones may need a boost once in awhile. Exactly because of this we’ve prepared a list of nutritious snacks you can prepare for them to have at brunch or in between lunch and dinner. Or actually, almost whenever they please, as long as these don’t make them skip one of the main meals of the day. Here are our favorites.
- Sliced fresh fruits or veggies with a thick dip made from equal quantities of plain yogurt, peanut butter and honey. If raw and simple fruits and veggies are not attractive for your kids, this dip will make the children adore them.
- Zucchini bites – use sliced zucchinis as a base for toppings which you’d usually put on a pizza and throw the mix in the oven for a maximum of 20 minutes at a medium temperature. Your children won’t notice the base of the mini pizzas and will adore them.
- Healthy avocado fries – avocados have a very specific taste, which people either hate or love. If your kids are not so happy about this healthy and nutritious fruit, cut it in slices, dip it in egg, roll it in a mix of cheese and put it in the oven until it gets crispy. The avocado will be disguised, the cheese will melt and crisp and the flavors will blend together in a wonderful manner.
- Fruit salad – easy and fast to make from your children’s favorite fruits cut into small pieces. Add some plain yogurt and honey and you’ll hand them a vitamin boost full of nutrients.
- Greek yogurt with forest fruits – another simple and basic snack idea which your kids will love as the yogurt will borrow the color from the red fruits. If it’s too sour throw a spoonful of honey in the mix.
- Cauliflower bites – mince the cauliflower bouquets with your favorite cheese mix in equal parts, add a battered egg, make tiny balls and put them in the oven until they’re done. The taste is amazing.
- Cottage cheese banana parfait – it’s easy to mix everything, and the advantage is that you can benefit of the texture of the cheese and hide something your kids would usually say no to in the mix (like small avocado pieces).
- Cubed cheeses and fruits kabobs – easy to make, all you need is to prepare the cheeses and the fruits and to arrange them on the sticks in an artful manner, convincing enough for your children.
- Ham and avocado egg wraps – fry eggs thinly – as you do with crepes, add some avocado and ham and wrap them (or roll them if this is more interesting for your children).
- Maple syrup dip with baked apples – you need maple syrup, sour cream and mascarpone in equal parts for the dip and some butter for the apples cut in half and kept in the oven for about 15 minutes. Dip the hot apples in the sauce. Delicious.
Do you find these useful? We hope you do, and that your kids will love them. With such snacks they’ll have all the energy they’ll need for their daily adventures.