Healthy Food Ideas For Kids
Easy ideas for healthy foods your kids will love.
One of my kid's favorite snacks is frozen grapes.
Select your favorite type of grapes, remove them from the stems, wash well and freeze. Ideally if you put them into single servings in baggies they make a wonderful "grab and go" snack.
Providing a hot quick breakfast is sometimes a difficult chore for families where everyone works. French toast can be made ahead and frozen until ready to use. Simply prepare french toast as usual by dipping slices of bread in a mixture of 2 eggs, 1/4 cup milk and a dash of cinnamon beaten together. Fry the dipped bread on a griddle or frying pan with either minimal amount of butter or pan spray until browned on both sides.
When cooked, place flat on a cookie sheet and freeze. When frozen, place 2 pieces in each sandwich size baggie for future use. These frozen slices can then be taken straight from the freezer to the toaster for a quick hot breakfast.
Note: this same idea can be used for pancakes or waffles.
Sausage or bacon can also be cooked ahead, frozen and put into individual servings in baggies then microwaved to reheat when ready to use.
Juice popsicles are always a treat for the kids. Use a regular icecube tray if you don't have a popsicle tray. Simply cover the tray with plastic wrap and incert a toothpick through the plastic. This will become a handle when frozen. This provides a "sweet treat" without the sugar fix that drives most kids into such a frenzy of energy.
An old family favorite for toast is to take 1/2 a banana and 2 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter, blend these together with a fork and use as topping for toast.