24 Aug 16

Healthy snacks for kids: super-nutritious recipes for summertime!

Struggling to keep the kids off the sugary snacks this summer? We’ve put together a list of our favorite fun and flavorsome healthy snacks for kids, which also have the added benefit of being packed with essential nutrients! So you can be sure your children are getting everything they need to grow strong with picnic food and afternoon treats!

carrot stars

Image: Feeding Finn

Carrot Stars

High in protein, these light bites from Feeding Finn look great and taste even better! With a total cook and prep time of 20 minutes, these cuties make for a quick and easy snack that the kids will adore. Just make sure you’ve got eggs, flour, carrots and lots of glorious cheddar cheese before you get cracking on these calcium and veg-packed treats!

 

banana frozen yogurt

Image: My Fussy Eater

Chocolate-Banana Frozen Yogurt

Summertime means one thing when it comes to kids food: ice-cream, and lots of it! This deliciously sweet recipe for Chocolate-Banana Frozen Yogurt by My Fussy Eater is sure to satisfy those sugary sweet cravings – and better yet – it’s a healthier alternative! Using four natural ingredients including bananas, greek yogurt and cocoa powder, this is surely a must-make recipe when it comes to impressing the kids with how tasty healthy can be!

 

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Image: My Fussy Eater

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

One of our Westminster favorites (and no doubt one of your kid’s too!) Mac and Cheese is full of that vital cheesy calcium for bone growth. This recipe for Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, also by My Fussy Eater, not only packs in calcium but a variety of vitamins, sneaking in stacks of vegetable goodness with butternut squash along with creamy cheddar cheese! Quick, easy, tasty and nutritious – it’s a cant-go-wrong situation!

 

kids veggies

Image: Mommy Eater

Veggie Train

This is one the kids can get their teeth stuck into in more ways than one – a snack to have fun making and tasting! Make veggies fun with this amazing ‘Veggie Train‘ from Mommy Moment! Slice up some vegetables and let your kids do the rest, transforming the natural, nutritious snacks into a work of art! Let their imaginations run wild with pepper train carriages and cucumber wheels! And after play-time, it’s time to get some serious 5-a-day!

 

apple donuts

Image: Hello Wonderful

Apple Fruit Donuts

These Apple Fruit Donuts from Hello, Wonderful are nothing but nutritious! Despite their sugary sweet aesthetics, the dough is replaced by succulent apple and the sugary icing by cream cheese. Bit of a sneaky one, but the bright colors are sure to attract the kids into consuming tasty, nutritious goodness!

 

broccoli tots

Image: Gimme Delicious Food

Healthy Baked Broccoli Tots

Enjoy these tasty baked snacks from Gimme Delicious Food with your favorite dipping sauce! Perfect for a pre-dinner snack, these Baked Broccoli Tots are delicious and nutritious! Replace chicken nuggets with these healthy dippables – we know they’ll like them, they contain calcium-packed cheddar cheese!

 

Got a healthy, kid-friendly recipe you’d like to share? Get in touch on Facebook or tweet us on @westminsterched!

 

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