5 Healthy kid-friendly snack recipes

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Are you running out of healthy nutritious after school snack ideas? Here are five healthy snacks that are guaranteed to satisfy your picky eaters.

  1. Chocolate chip and granola balls

This after school snack has everything, it’s nutritious, delicious and fun to make.

Ingredients (12 balls):

  • 1 cup oat (100 g)
  • ½ cup peanut butter (120 g)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (85 g)
  • ⅓ cup honey (115 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

How to make it:

  • Mix oats, cinnamon, vanilla, peanut butter, honey, and chocolate chips in a bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Roll into balls with an ice-cream scooper.
  • You can refrigerate in sealed container for up to one week.

 

  1. Frozen yogurt berries cups

Yogurt is rich with probiotics, a form of healthy bacteria, which helps maintain a strong immune system and healthy digestion. Berries are packed with antioxidants, which help improve blood sugar, and are also contain high fibre levels. Put these power ingredients on your shopping list and head to the Waterfront Market which offers an array of fresh fruits and dairy products.

Ingredients (12 cups):

  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • ⅓ cup honey (115 g)
  • 1 ½ cups Greek yogurt (370 g)

How to make it:

  • Place 12 cupcake paper liners in a cupcake tray.
  • Add two tablespoons of yogurt into the bottom of each liner.
  • Top with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
  • Freeze for at least two hours.
  • Remove cupcake liners before serving.

 

 

  1. Zucchini pizza bites

Zucchini is rich in antioxidants, helps promote healthy digestion and may help lower blood sugar levels. The Waterfront Market fruit and vegetables market offers a great variety of fresh local, organic and exotic fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables market is open 24/7, so if you run out of fresh produce just head to the Waterfront Market anytime and stock up.

Ingredients (12 cups):

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (260 g)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (115 g)
  • Pepperoni

How to make it:

  • Slice zucchini then place on a baking sheet, and place in oven for 4 minutes.
  • Top each zucchini slice with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and peperoni.
  • Place in oven for an additional 3 minutes until cheese melts.

 

  1. Dried apricot balls

Mothers are always on the look for healthy recipes that can satisfy their kid’s sweet tooth. This nutritious recipe is the perfect alternative to sugary after school snacks. Dried apricots have 16 percent of the daily recommended fibre dose. They also contain high levels of vitamin A and Magnesium which help build the immune system, enhance vision and keep bones healthy. The Dry Goods section at Waterfront Market has a wide variety of dry fruits and nuts. The section is home to more than 30 retailers offering a great selection of locally sourced and imported dry fruits and nuts including pine nuts, cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts and pistachios among others.

Ingredients (12 cups):

  • ½ cup whole almonds
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 packed cup dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

How to make it:

  • Place almonds in a food processor and until they turn to fine crumbs
  • Add in the oats, almond extract and apricots and mix.
  • Place the shredded coconut on a plate. Scoop out a teaspoon of the apricot mixture and roll into a ball in your hands.
  • Then roll in the shredded coconut and place on a plate or tray.

 

 

  1. Sweet potato chips

Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients like Vitamins C and D, this delicious recipe is a great way to give your little ones their daily dose of fibre and minerals.

Ingredients (12 cups):

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cooking oil spray
  • Salt

 

How to make it:

  • Peel off the skin from sweet potato.
  • Slice the potatoes into equal sized slices.
  • Lay a piece of baking paper on top of the microwave turntable plate.
  • Spray them lightly with the cooking spray and sprinkle salt.
  • Microwave for 4 – 5 minutes until edges start to curl and turn darker colour.

 

Now that you have learned how to make new kid-friendly snacks, click the following link to plan your visit to Waterfront Market