Tuesday, November 22, 2022

3 Healthy and Delicious Snacks You May Be Overlooking

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Photo by Yan Krukov

Everyone wants their kids to eat healthy snacks. However, when people think of healthy snacks they often envision something that tastes unpleasant.

The good news is that healthy snacks do not have to taste bad. Take a look at this list of healthy snacks for kids that you can serve your kids and even get them to make.


Popcorn is a favorite snack that many people enjoy at the movies. This association with the movies has given popcorn a bad reputation.

If you ask many people whether they consider popcorn junk food they would say yes. However, the truth is that popcorn is very nutritious. 

Popcorn is a whole-grain food. As long as the popcorn is not drenched in too much salt, butter or cheese, it is actually very healthy. Don't be afraid to serve this delicious snack to your kids. 

You do need to be careful when serving it to younger kids because it can quite easily become a choking hazard for them.

Trail Mix

Trail mix is also one of those healthy snacks that may not be considered as such, at first glance. If you buy commercial trail mix, you should be prepared to get a lot of chocolate, candy and high sugar content. 

However, you can make a healthy trail mix at home that is tasty and enjoyable for your kids.

You can give your child a healthier version of trail mix by creating a mixture of dried fruit, whole grain cereal and even mixed nuts. This will help your children to get better nutrients.

Sweet Potato Fries

You probably know that kids love potato chips and fries. These are saturated fats and are unhealthy, sweet potato chips are a healthy and delicious alternative to them.

Sweet potato fries are a great way to let your kids have that crunchy taste, more healthily. You can make these at home and use them as a healthy alternative to French fries. 

The good news is that sweet potato fries are not that difficult to make. The ingredients are pretty simple. 

Just chop up one fresh sweet potato, and a tablespoon of olive oil and add a bit of sea salt to it. 

Put them in the oven and bake them for 20 minutes at about 220° celsius. 

In 20 minutes you will have one of the most delicious alternatives to french fries around.

Make Healthy Bread

As an alternative to white bread, you can create some healthy garlic bread instead and have your children eat that with sandwiches or whatever else they choose.

Garlic is great for health and when added to bread can be quite delicious. The best garlic bread recipe is available here.

Choose Healthy Alternatives

Choosing healthy alternatives is one of the best ways to make sure that your kids are eating healthy snacks. 

Healthy eating is something that you should not just talk about, but enforce in your home. Having these healthy snacks readily available will give your kids no choice but to eat healthy, instead of reaching for something unhealthy.

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