5 Healthy study snack recipes to keep kids focused

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Keeping your children focused and alert during study time at home can be quite a challenge. However, smart snacking during studying can help boost your children’s energy levels, stimulate their metabolism, and stabilize their blood glucose. Here are five healthy and nutritious snack recipes that will help boost your child’s focus and mood for homework time.

  1. Dried fruit granola bites

Dry fruits are rich with fibre, protein, zinc, iron, and other minerals, adding dried fruits in your children’s daily snack will help keep them energized and alert.

Ingredients (20 bites)

– 2 cups mixed dried fruit

– 2 cups mixed nuts and seeds

– 3 tablespoons honey

– 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon

– 1/3 cup sesame seeds

How to make it

– Chop dried fruit in a food processor then place dried fruit into a bowl.

– Add nuts and seeds in food process until finely chopped then add to dried fruit with cinnamon and a pinch of salt.

– Mix all ingredients with honey together and form balls then roll each ball in sesame seeds.

  1. Banana and peanut butter rolls

Banana contains a great amount of nutrients and minerals like potassium, calcium, iron and vitamin B. Peanut butter is a good source of energy boosters like protein, vitamins, iron, folic acid and fiber.

Ingredients (4 servings)

– 2 wheat tortillas

– ¼ cup peanut butter

– 3 tablespoons honey

– 2 bananas

How to make it

– Place 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on the tortilla and spread evenly.

– Place one banana on tortilla and roll it up.

– Then cut the tortilla roll in half.

  1. Chocolate avocado pudding

Avocados are packed with 20 vitamins and minerals in each serving. This smooth and creamy vegetable will do wonders to your children’s nutrition and will make study time easier.

Ingredients (4 servings)

– 4 avocadoes

– 1/4 cup coconut milk

– 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

– 3 tablespoons honey

– ¼ cup of dark chocolate

– 2 teaspoons vanilla

– 1/8 teaspoon salt

How to make it

Place avocados in a food processor, blend until creamy.

– Add in all remaining ingredients and blend.

– Place in the fridge for about 24 hours, just make sure to immediately place it in a seal tight container.

  1. Pineapple coconut smoothie

Coconut will help keep your children dehydrated and keep them energized are ready to solve their math homework.

Ingredients (2 servings)

– 2/3 cup Greek yogurt

– 2 peeled frozen bananas

– 1 3/4 cups chopped fresh pineapple

– 2 tablespoons coconut water

– 1 tablespoon chia seeds

How to make it

– In a blender, combine yogurt, bananas, pineapple, coconut water, ice, 1/2 cup water, and salt.

– Stir in chia and serve with fresh slice of pineapple.

  1. Blueberry Parfaits and chia seeds

Chia seeds are rich with fibre, proteins and a wide range of vitamins and minerals, they play an essential role in your child’s cognitive development.

Ingredients (4 servings)

1 cup blueberries

– 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

– 1 cup healthy cereal or granola

– 1 teaspoon of honey

– 1 tablespoon chia seeds

How to make it

– Sauté the blueberries for 1 minute.

– In a small glass or bowl, place some of the blueberries and juices into the bottom.

– Add a layer of Greek yogurt, granola, honey, and fresh blueberries.

The Waterfront Market offers a variety of fresh and seasonal fruits, vegetables, dry goods and dates all at great prices. The market also has a wide selection of local and international pure honey, 30 retailers offering amazing deals on nuts and an array of fresh herbs and unique spices that will add a special touch to snack time.