It is very important to make healthy food tasty for kids to ensure that they stay off the junk and develop healthy eating habits. With busy schedules for both kids and their mums, this can get a little difficult, but baking is a good option at such times. Of the various ways of cooking, baking retains the nutrients and needs less oil than any other form to make healthy snacks for kids.
Here are some snacks that they are sure to love:
1. Baked eggs
Also known as shirred eggs, they are baked in a flat bottom dish. Many variations can be made by adding spinach, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and chopped onions with a pinch of salt and pepper.
2. Healthy apple cinnamon muffin
Who doesn’t like the good old combination of apple and cinnamon? With bits of apple, maple syrup, and cinnamon, you can add a healthy angle to this mighty apple muffin snack for kids.
3. Bread pizza
A slice of bread with little pizza sauce, loads of veggies, and some cheese (and of course some baking!) will bring happiness on every kid’s face. There are loads of vegetables that can be put on pizza like broccoli, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, baby corn, mushrooms, olives, and jalapenos for a sumptuous and filling snack for kids.
4. Baked carrot chips
Cut carrots into paper-thin elongated chips and then toss them with oil, salt, cumin, and cinnamon. For a snack that kids are sure to love, bake these until crunchy. You can add any other flavor to create variations. You can also bake kale, banana, and zucchini, and adding herbs and condiments can make it more relishing and tasty.
5. Whole wheat and oat cookies
Using whole wheat and oats make cookies a healthy and tasty snack for kids. You can add walnuts, raisins, and nuts to enhance the taste. These are energizing and easy to cook, and you can also add chocolate chips to make a delicious snack for kids.
6. Healthy zucchini bread
Use whole wheat flour instead of refined flour and maple syrup or honey instead of white sugar. This bread can be paired with nice dips for a great evening snack for kids.
7. Lemon tarts
Lemon tarts are baked and tasty snacks for kids. They need only a few ingredients and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
8. Garlic bread
Homemade garlic bread does not contain any preservatives and chemicals. You can also add chopped parsley and a pinch of oregano to add flavor, and you can prepare a cheese dip to pair it with.
9. Whole wheat cakes
Some sponge cakes and chocolate cakes can be made using different healthier substitutes like whole wheat. You can add walnuts, raisins, nuts, almonds, and crushed oats for a truly healthy snack for kids.
10. Rice crackers
Rice crackers have an added advantage of using leftover rice. In addition, the taste can be enhanced with flavorings and herbs of your choice. Keeping your hands slightly wet when rolling the ball for crackers is helpful as they are sticky.