Relying on your kids’ school to provide a healthy lunch is no longer viable. More often than not, the foods schools provide are high in saturated fats, high in sugars and generally overly processed. Most of us don’t have a lot of time nor can we afford private chefs so ensuring the health of your child is more important than ever. Luckily, we have the perfect recipes that will provide a perfect health conscious snack to any school lunch. The following are three unique recipes that you can create quickly.
Nutty blocks – this one is bound to a be a hit and not just for the easily guilt ridden! I take peanuts, cashews and almost and roast them to remove any moisture. I then put them in a bowl with some molasses (sugar’s healthy cousin which doesn’t raise your glucose count) and let them sit in the fridge for a few hours. Take them out and break ‘em in pieces! It’s a perfect pre-dinner snack best served on trays.
Fruit – T – Simplicity is the busy person’s best friend. We take a layer of plain yogurt and put it in a baking dish. Then we layer in kiwi, another layer of yogurt and a layer of strawberries then another layer of yogurt. We top it off with chocolate shavings. It’s healthy, keeps your system moving and the guests will ask for seconds.
Gimme more S’mores - in a muffin sheet pour a layer of melted 80% Godiva and freeze it. Take it out and pour a thick layer of melted sugar-free mallow and freeze it. Added a layer of sugar-free graham cracker and another layer of the 80% chocolate and then marshmallow. Finally top with strawberry and blueberries. Fresh and tasty and chocolate is super high in anti-oxidants.
Don’t forget, mom. Adults love these healthy snacks just as much as kids so be sure to put some on the side for you.
This article is a guest post from Christina Philips, editor of landofbabies.com . LandOfBabies.com is an informational blog for moms and dads looking for healthy eating and living alternatives. It is a wonderful resources for parents.