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Sneaky Healthy Treats for Kids

Sneaky Healthy Treats for Kids

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We all know that kids love their sugary and fatty treats. In fact, we all do. But giving kids too much sugar and fat can be bad for them. So we have found some yummy treats that have some healthy ingredients too. These recipes are so yummy, the little ones won't even know they're getting some vitamins. 

Oat and Banana Pancakes

This is a pancake recipe that uses oats and bananas instead of flour and sugar, making a healthier alternative to an old-fashioned favourite. Throw some blueberries and nuts into the mix to get even more nutrients and serve with cut up fruit, dollops of yoghurt and a drizzle of honey for a full meal that feels decadent.

2 bananas
2 eggs
1/2 C rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking powder

Put the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Allow the mixture to stand for 10-20 minutes to thicken. Heat a non-stick pan. Fry spoonfuls of the mixture until golden brown on both sides. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe sourced from Simply Delicious Food.

Vegetable Chips

This recipe is made from different root vegetables which provide multitudes of vitamins and minerals for your little ones. The resulting snack is also a lot more pretty to look at with the rainbow of colours. Add some spices like paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to give it different flavours. You can also use chickpeas instead of root veggies, these are great alternatives to greasy and processed chips.

1 medium beetroot
3-4 baby marrows
1 large carrot
1 small sweet potato
1 medium turnip
1 tsp salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 200° C. Finely slice all the vegetables and toss them with the seasoning and oil. Spread out onto a baking sheet, avoiding any overlap. Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake for a further 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy.

Recipe sourced from The Big Man's World.


Chocolate Dipped Bananas

This recipe makes a delicious dessert that is healthy too. The bananas provide some potassium, vitamin C and also helps digestion. Use dark chocolate which has antioxidants and nuts for a dose of omegas.

4 bananas
3 TB chopped peanuts
170g dark chocolate
8 skewers

Peel the bananas and cut in half. Insert a skewer in each half. Lay the banana halves on a baking sheet and freeze for three hours. Place the peanuts in a shallow dish. Melt the chocolate and pour into a tall glass. Dip each banana half into the chocolate and then into the nuts. Serve immediately.

Recipe sourced from Food Network.

Trail Mix

Kids love their snacks and so do parents. They are quick and easy to prepare for kids, they satisfy any hunger pangs while not being so filling that kids refuse to eat later. It can be tough to get your kids to snack on vegetable sticks instead of chips and sweets. Trail mix is a great choice because it offers some healthy choices that are high in fibre and kids will actually eat it. Make a great big bowl to keep on hand. You may find yourself snacking on this too.

1 1/2 C mixed nuts
1 C mixed seeds
1 C dried fruit
1/2 C chopped dark chocolate
1 C pretzels
1 C pop corn
1 tsp seasoning


Mix all the ingredients together. Season with your choice of seasoning, such as salt and pepper, a pre-mixed spice or a mixture of spices like paprika, onion powder and cumin. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe sourced from The Healthy Maven.

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