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7 Healthy Snacks You Can Make with Your Kids

Posted by Dr. Christopher Gross, D.C. on Dec 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM



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If your kids experience headaches, allergies, indigestion or eczema, a healthier diet may resolve these issues. You can help your children feel more energetic by offering them healthy snacks. Substitute fresh cherries, strawberries, blueberries and apples for potato chips and cookies. Allow your youngsters to help you when you make healthy snacks. Children love to use their creative ideas to invent appealing treats. If you are trying to find new ideas for healthy snacks, try the following recipes:

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No. 1 Cars Made With Apple and Grapes

Your kids will love helping you make tiny cars they can actually eat. Insert the flat ends of two toothpicks into the bottom halves of dual apple slices. Next, place two grapes on all four ends of the toothpicks. Make several cars at a time. Making a healthy snack with your kid is a good way to encourage creativity and a healthy perspective toward food.

No. 2 Apple “Nachos”: Slice apples and toss with the lemon juice in a large bowl, arrange the apples in a plate and drizzle with almond butter. You can use a pastry/piping bag or a ziploc bag to drizzle the almond butter.  Sprinkle with unsweetened shredded coconut, dairy free chocolate chips and sliced almonds.

No. 3. Blend unsweetened almond or coconut milk with stevia and a banana to make a thick, delicious smoothie. Add a few fresh berries to make the natural beverage more attractive.

No. 4. Make fruit salads filled with slices of nectarines, peaches, plums, strawberries and blackberries. For added nutrition, place a few tablespoons of almonds or your favorite protein on top of the fruit.

No. 5 Hummus and vegetable chips. Cut up vegetables, like different colored bell peppers into triangles and dip them like chips.

No. 6. Make a vegetable platter filled with carrot and zucchini slices. Add a few cherry tomatoes.

No. 7. Cut up pieces of celery and fill them with unsalted peanut butter.

If you suspect your child suffers from food sensitivities, a visit to Carlson Chiropractic may help you to develop a nutritious dietary plan free of foods causing inflammation in your child’s body. In addition, chiropractor care can help your child with common growing pains. Call us at 417-781-6300 today!

 

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