While it is easy to simply grab off-the-shelf bite-sized packets of highly processed foods off the supermarket shelf, here is an opportunity to engage your kids productively in the kitchen. Herein, we provide recipes for five healthy snacks made from fruits that kids love, are super delicious, and are simple to make. Enlist the help of the little chefs in your home and try out these energy boosting and nutritious recipes today and keep their hunger pangs at bay.
Juicy watermelon feta cubes
For this yummy snack, you will need
- 1 cup of chilled watermelon cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 cup of feta cheese cut into 1-inch cubes
- A small bunch of basil
- Bamboo skewers/Toothpicks
On a bamboo skewer or a tiny toothpick, push a basil leaf, a cube of watermelon, another basil leaf, and a cube of feta cheese. Repeat doing the same in whatever combination you like. Place the skewers or toothpicks on a serving plate. Watch children gobble up the juicy, mouth-watering fruit and cheese on a hot summer day!
Sweet strawberry frozen yoghurt
The ingredients needed to make this healthy snack are
- 1 cup of fresh strawberries
- 1 tablespoon of wild honey
- 1 cup of greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
- 2 mint leaves
Simply add all the ingredients except the mint leaves in a mixie jar and blend them together into a smooth mixture. Freeze for half an hour until it becomes thick and slushy. Garnish with mint leaves and serve chilled. Notice how kids scoop them away happily!
Nutty banana almond smoothie
To make this fruity snack, you’ll need
- 2 ripe bananas 2
- 20 almonds 20
- 10 dates 10
- 2 cups of cold milk
In a blender jar, add the bananas, almonds, and dates and grind them roughly. Pour in the cold milk little by little and whisk them all together for a minute or two. Empty the banana almond smoothie into a clean glass cup and serve immediately. Children will gulp this down in a jiffy and run off with an increased bout of energy!
Tempting creamy lemon popsicle
For this snack, you need
- 1 cup of lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of coconut cream
- Wooden popsicle sticks
- 1 tablespoon of lemon zest
Combine the lemon juice and coconut cream well in a mixer jar. Place a little lemon zest in all the popsicle molds. Pour the creamy concoction over it and freeze until it becomes semi-solid. Then, carefully set the popsicle sticks into the molds and allow it to freeze completely. Serve the tangy popsicles to kids and notice how they it lick off their fingers!
Spicy fruit salad
To make a spicy fruit salad, you need
- 2 cups of assorted fruits, including pineapples, oranges, bananas, kiwi, apples, watermelons, grapes (green and black), mangoes and strawberries
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon of Indian chaat masala
- 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder
Mix the fruits of your choice in a large bowl and squeeze in some lime juice over them. Add the chaat masala and chili powder. Toss these gently and place the bowl in the refrigerator for half an hour. Serve this flavorful, tangy fruit salad chilled and don’t be surprised if kids queue up for more.