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Healthy Summer Treats for the Kids

Children can be a headache, especially when it comes to nutrition. All children love to eat candy, chips, cookies, pancakes, and anything sweet or naughty to tickle their taste buds. Nutrition is often the last thing on their minds, mainly because their brains haven’t yet developed enough to fully understand the importance of healthy eating. But as a parent, you need to make sure that they eat healthily while not compromising taste. You can make them eat healthy foods if you can make it tasty as per their liking. This is not only the responsibility of parents, but also the kindergarten Karana teachers should encourage them towards healthy snacking.

We are sharing some of the healthy yet yummy treats for your children which you can make within no time and pack them up in cute lunch boxes:

1. Ragi Cookies:

Who doesn’t love cookies? Every child is crazy for them! You can pack ragi cookies in their lunch box which is a good source of calcium, amino acids, vitamin d and healthy carbs. Ragi is a South Indian staple and there’s a reason for that.

Here is the process:

  • Just add 1 cup of ragi flour with half a tablespoon of cardamom powder in a pan to roast it.
  • Now add whisked egg, salt, and dry ginger to the mixture.
  • After this, add some oil and make it into a dough. Make round balls out of this dark dough and place them on a flat pan covered with butter paper.
  • In the end, bake them and your nutritious yummy tummy cookies are ready to be served!

Educators at early childhood education Capalaba believe in healthy living and learning through nature.

2. Almond Granola Bar:

Granola bars are preferred mainly by gym freaks and those who appreciate living a healthy life. So why not give this to your children?

Here is the process:

  • Add 250gms jaggery and 150gms honey to boiling water.
  • In a pan, roast 90gms of dry coconut, 250 gms white oats, lots of almonds, sesame seeds and multigrain seeds.
  • Now, to the jaggery honey mix, add this roasted mixture along with some apricots, raisins, 200gms melted butter and 5gms baking powder.
  • Spread the mix on a silver foil and bake it for half an hour at 180 degrees Celsius. And that’s it.

3. Strawberry Frozen Yogurt:

Sweet strawberries are irresistible, especially when they are served frozen! Children love them. This summer, give them a treat by serving delicious strawberry yogurt, which is healthy too. Wash the strawberries and slice them in half. Take a parchment paper and spread them evenly over the surface, keep this in the freezer overnight or for around 5 hours. Take a mixer and add these frozen strawberries, honey, and greek yogurt. Blend this mixture until creamy (5mins). You can add more honey to it for extra sweetness.

You can visit Eskay Kids Daycare center Capalaba for more information on healthy lunch boxes.

4. Fruit Popsicles:

Yet another dish to attract children towards healthy snacking! Fruit are an integral source of vitamins and minerals. Also, they contain enough water to avoid dehydration.

Here is the process:

  • Fill a popsicle mold with your child’s favorite fruits and berries.
  • Add coconut water and maple syrup to make it sweeter.
  • Insert a stick and freeze it.

We swear, your children are going to love this recipe in summer.

We, at Eskay Kids childcare Karana, believe in authentic childhood experiences, and giving them a natural place to learn things. We believe that children flourish through simple things and through connection with nature and health.