3 Simple, Healthy Snacks Kiddos Love
If you’re a parent, you’re probably pretty familiar with this request:
“Can I have a snack?”
This line has, without a doubt, can become the bane of our existence. They had a “snack” five minutes ago. Why do they keep asking for snacks?
But it means two things.
One, we’ve got to come up with some healthy-filling snack ideas. Two, it’s a good idea to have your own secret weapon to handle the added demands of parenting during a pandemic.
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It’s simple. Take one CBD hemp capsule for the day and watch how the endless requests for snacks no longer bothers you. Remember how you were complaining about having to cook and clean more than usual because everyone’s home?
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In this case, figuring out how to revamp the daily snack menu because the patrons are in an uproar.
It’s perfectly normal to run out of snack ideas, and many parents end up giving unhealthy snacks. Nobody’s perfect, but if we give them healthy options, it builds better eating habits.
Here are three simple ideas to get the snack ideas flowing.
1. Rainbow Fruit Skewers
We all want our kids to develop a love for fruits and vegetables.
Vegetables are a little more of a struggle, so let’s start with a colorful fruit skewer no child can resist.
These skewers are perfect for the intense summer heat too. You can use any fruit you like, but here’s the fruit we used:
All you need to do is arrange the fruits in a rainbow order and place them on the kid's skewers. It doesn’t get much easier than this.
2. Froyo Banana Pops
Of course, we have another healthy snack to help the kiddos beat the heat because it’s ridiculously hot outside.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Popsicle sticks
- Fruity Pebbles cereal
This is another simple recipe. You’re going to take the bananas, cut them in half, poke them with one of the sticks, and then coat them with yogurt and cereal using a two-step process (yogurt first, cereal next).
Pop them in the freezer for a couple of hours, and taa-daa, you’ve got healthy popsicles.
3. Kale Chips
This is where we gently nudge the kids into liking vegetables—by calling them “chips.”
Kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables we can add to their diet. Each cup of kale contains three grams of protein and is packed with vitamins A, K, E, B6, and a variety of other essential nutrients and minerals.
Kale chips go over well with kids because they’re light and crispy. Also, you can prepare them in a variety of ways—parmesan, soy, cajun—whatever you like.
Grab yourself a batch of curly kale and soak it in warm water for a few minutes. Then, tear the leaves from the stem and place them into a bowl. You’re going to pour some olive oil over it all and work it in, splitting some of the larger pieces into smaller ones.
Place it in the oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. You’ll need to mix it around occasionally. This allows it to cook evenly. If you want to add parmesan, sprinkle some on for the last 5 minutes.
However, if you choose to go the soy route, season with caution because soy sauce has a high sodium content.
The last step: watch your kids devour a leafy green vegetable and beam with pride.
In the End….
Getting our kids to want to eat healthy snacks is hard.
Not only is it hard, but you’ll possibly want to pull your hair out in the process. Take heed to the secret we shared—CBD.
(Trust us, once you do it, you’ll understand.)
In the meantime, you can start with these easy snack recipes. Oh, and make a bunch of them so you don’t have to work as hard everyday!