Simple, Heathly Snacks for Kids
Healthy, Unprocessed, Kid Friendly Snacks
As a Mom of a child with food allergies, I’ve become a natural, healthy-eating, whiz in the kitchen with lots of input from my kids. I am always experimenting with chemical-free, real foods to find recipes for my family. I’d like to share with you some quick-fix, easy ways to get back to cooking from scratch with real, unprocessed ingredients. It’s easy to make satisfying snacks the kids will love that don’t come from a can or a box.
Some of my kid’s favorites:
Healthy Chocolate Shake
2 frozen bananas
6 oz milk, any kind
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa
Cut peel off the frozen banana
Put all ingredients in a blender
Blend until smooth
A great way to get protein and the antioxidant power of chocolate! The kids won’t even miss the ice cream.
Cherry Oatmeal Protein Bar
2 ½ cups oats
2 tbs. butter
1 cup applesauce
2 egg whites
1 cup maple syrup
½ cup honey
½ cup protein powder (ex: soy or whey protein)
2 tbs. ground flax seeds (optional)
2 cups frozen cherries, thawed, drained, chopped
Mix all ingredients and spread into a greased 9×12 pan
Cook at 350 degrees for 40 minutes
As a variation, add nuts or use different kinds of fruit. These make great on-the-go breakfasts and snacks.
As a Mom on a mission to eliminate processed foods, I wrote a book called Processed Kids compiling my personal journey, expert advice, and many more recipes that I look forward to sharing with you each month. I love meeting and connecting with other moms and groups on a mission and would love to come speak and share at your next meeting. Go to www.processedkids.com for more information, to purchase my book, or to share your recipes with me!