Do your kids need a refuel when they get home from school? A quick snack is a great way to give them that extra boost to keep them going. These simple, and healthy, recipes are some of our favourites. Each snack is low in sugar, high on taste, and aimed at keeping kids fuelled until dinner.
Healthy rainbow gummy squares
½ cup of natural juice of each of the following colours:
Orange: carrots and oranges
Green: cucumber, green apple and green grapes
Purple: blackberries, grapes and beets
Red: strawberries and red apple
2 tbsp. of unflavoured jelly powder (for each juice)
2 tsp. of raw honey (for each juice)
You may use a juicer to get the juice out of the fruits and vegetables.
Put each juice separately in a pan and set it to simmer, add the jelly powder and leave it simmer until dissolved completely.
Add the honey after taking off the heat.
Mix until you get a homogeneous mixture.
Set in a rectangular container.
Let it cool and then refrigerate for 3 hours.
Take out of the refrigerator and use a knife to cut it into little squares.
Keep them cool.
1 whole wheat slice of bread
2 tbsp. ricotta cheese
2 oz. smoked salmon (cut in very thin slices)
2 tbsp. shredded cucumber
Salt and pepper to taste
Use a toaster to toast the slice of bread
After toasting it, spread the ricotta cheese on it
Set the smoked salmon on top of the ricotta cheese
Set the shredded cucumber on top of the salmon
Add salt and pepper to taste
Chia and Apple Pie Pudding
½ cup skimmed milk or almond milk
½ cup of water
¼ cup chia seeds
1 tbsp. unsweetened peanut butter
1 tsp. powder cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
Peel and shred the apple
Mix milk, water, shredded apple, peanut butter, cinnamon and nutmeg, mix it well until mixture is homogeneous
Add chia seeds
Refrigerate 6 to 8 hours before consuming
Green and red apples
Powder cinnamon to taste
2 tsp. brown sugar
Preheat oven at 225o F
Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl
Cut the apples in thin slices and remove the seeds
Put the apple slices on a cooking sheet over waxed paper
Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture on all the slices
Bake for 1 hour
Nut- Free No-Bake Energy Balls
1 cup quick oats
1/3 cup flax meal
1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/8 cup raw or toasted sunflower seeds
1/8 cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
Place the oats and flax meal in a medium sized bowl. Stir to combine.
Add the seed butter and maple syrup and stir to combine.
Stir in the sunflower seeds and chocolate chips. (This mixture should form a dough that's easy to form into balls that stick together. If the mixture seems too dry, add a splash more maple syrup, or add a drizzle of coconut oil)
Using a small cookie scoop or tablespoon, roll the dough into balls.
Transfer to a small storage container and keep in the refrigerator.
These snack are perfect to take along in a lunch box and our BodyICE kids cold/ hot packs are perfect for keeping your snacks cool and fresh.
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