Spiced nuts, stuffed peppers and fruit platters can provide sufficient energy. If you lack time to prepare them, they can be quite expensive. There are abundant of quick healthy snacks present that you can prepare quickly at your home.
Tasty, healthy snacks for kids
- Fruit Gummies: It is considered to be Jello’s healthy version. You may use homemade gelatin prepared from chicken feet and broth. You can also use powdered gelatin readily available in stores.
- Pureed fruit, 3 cups
- Fruit juice, 6 cups
- Maple syrup, honey or sugar, 3/4cup
- Gelatin powder, 1 ½ cup
Take a pot and stir together fruit juice with sweetener of choice. Bring the mixture to gentle stir and add fruit puree. You may use any fruit, based on dietary restrictions, flavor and nutrition.
Stir slowly using whisk in powdered gelatin. Allow continuous and natural blending of ingredients. Then pour mixture into a large bowl or non-stick container sections. On cooling, place this mixture in the fridge until fruit gummies take shape.
- Healthy fruit snacks
The truth is traditional fruit snacks such as fruit roll ups are expensive and also unhealthy. But their convenience and flavor is what makes it a popular choice among children. Typically, they are fruit leather created from different types of dehydrated and pureed fruit.
Specific recipe is not essential with fruit leather. You can use any type of fruit like apples, pears, bananas, strawberries or oranges. Following ingredients are generally recommended like:
- Raw fruit, 10 cups
- Lemon juice, 1/3 cup
- Maple syrup, honey or sugar, 1 ¼ cup
Lemon juice is essential to ensure the fruit does not get browned during drying process, something that takes place at low heat.
Storing them properly will ensure your kids can enjoy these snacks for several weeks.