Have you tried to rack your brain to come up with kid snacks that are not only healthy but also inviting to you child well join the club. All the people in power at the moment seem to talk about is healthy eating but honestly with all the bright coloured packaging on the most popular foods is hard to compete with. Plus not to mention the high cost of fruit and vegetables at the moment you do wonder how you can afford to feed your child healthy foods and still pay the mortgage.
We have come up with a few alternatives that we have found worked in our house. Zip lock bags are a great invention for you to make your own snack bags at half the cost of a bag of chips, muesli bars or muffin bars. You can use plain store brand labelled food and split them into the zip lock bags such as a mixture of dried fruits with unsalted nuts, pretzels etc. We put in cut up fruit for school you can use a melon baller to cut up the fruit to make it a bit more interesting and believe me other children will ask them what it is and it does start a trend at recess time.
Healthy eating all begins at home and the younger you can get your child started the less battle it will be once the start school. While they are young try fresh fruit skewers and use biscuit cutters and make healthy sandwiches and then cut them into fun shapes. Use foods with lots of colours as this will make your child interested in the healthy food you have prepared for them and less interested in the junk food ad they just saw on the TV.
Lets face it its not going to be easy to keep you child interested in healthy food. They see so much advertising for chips, chocolate and take away on the TV but if you can make healthy eating as much fun as what they think a Happy Meal is you have half the battle won. From allot of cheap shops you can buy small novelty toys that you could also add to your Childs lunch which will make it like a happy meal except it will be your healthy meal. Give it a try you may come up with other interesting foods to use for your kid snacks.
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