Recipes from: thekitchn Maxwell Ryan & Sara Kate Gillingham
We all know, some of the hardest things to conquer for some parents during any given day, is getting the kids to finish their plates! Here are a few helpful, yummy tips that I’ve come across to get you started! (The first two recipes were targeted for new moms)But hey, we ALL love to eat right?
Calcium is an important part of healthy diet. Swirling peanut butter in,
adds extra protein to keep anyone satisfied. (For those with peanut allergies…I’d skip this one)
Another calcium rich treat! Getting plenty of good bacteria, also known as probiotics, is key to keeping little stomachs happy and healthy, and yogurt is a great source of this bacteria. Limit sugary versions for kids because these are often lower in protein and good bacteria. Instead, choose plain non-fat or low-fat yogurt or Greek yogurt and dress them up with a spoonful of honey and sprinkling of fresh fruit. Look for the words “live and active cultures” on the carton to make sure that the yogurt has plenty of beneficial bacteria. Remember too that a cup of yogurt counts towards your child’s daily dairy servings!
A healthy, addition to add to your menu! Blueberries are known to decrease the risk of heart disease & diabetes, while promoting a healthy complexion & hair, increased energy & overall lower weight. They’re also high in antioxidants & have been stated to help support mental sharpness! This would be an excellent go-to treat for the kids & family overall
Say “CHEESE !” There’s no denying the comfort that a cheese sandwich brings. In fact, I don’t think of a cheese sandwich as just for kids — I think of it as just delicious!
Another tip: Swap the tuna for salmon! Wild salmon is an excellent source of high quality protein, which children need for proper growth as well as Omega-3 fatty acids,that are essential for brain development & heart health. Due to the natural flavor, excessive seasoning is seldom required & can be baked or grilled in minutes…so a great time saver! FDA reports also prove that it rates one of the lowest in mercury level findings, so kudos all around!
Please pass more pasta sauce! My mouth is already salivating!
An all time favorite for sure. Don’t let the fact that this is a “lighter” version turn you off, it’s still cheesy & delicious!
No need to serve only at breakfast, this hearty snack can be served anytime of the day.
A great addition to throw in the lunch box, as well as an after school snack!
You scream, we scream, everyone LOVES ice cream! No need to conjure up any promises or pleading for them to eat this treat. Just grab a spoon & they’re off to the races…a race to the table that is!
Well, I hope you’ve found some of these recipes useful. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments, & happy snacking! Until next time, “Toodles!” 🙂