Snacks: Now that they spend more time at home, it’s easy for them to “make” their snack simply by opening the cookie drawer. We propose a few ideas for healthy and delicious meals so that you can have a good time preparing them together and your children enjoy eating them.
1. Yogurt With Fruits
Greek yogurt has double as much protein as conventional yogurt and calcium, vitamins A and B12, and potassium. You can dust a tablespoon of chia seeds or sliced almonds.
When preparing it, please consider the child’s tastes and choose the fruits that you know he likes the most.
2. Multivitamin Shake Snacks
Similar propose a cup of milk and half a cup of assorted frozen fruit and half a natural banana for its preparation.
3. Homemade Cupcakes Snacks
Muffins are healthy as long as you make them at home, control the amount of sugar you use, and watch the ingredients. Always choose the whole grain version of sugar and flour.
You can try adding new, having the pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey, not salt, sour, or bitter. Similar sugary flavors, such as carrot or pumpkin. You certainly love it.
The only elements in this delicious snack are an apple and cinnamon. Also, its preparation is quick and very simple. Peel and cut the apple and place it in the microwave for 3 or 4 minutes. Then you grind it and supply it in a glass jar.
To give it a small touch, sprinkle the cinnamon to taste (of the child).
5. Avocado Toast
One of the main sources of carbohydrates and healthy fats are found in avocado. Its color, flavor, and texture delight children.
You can prepare a whole-wheat toast topped with a part of an avocado. You can also add a meet of color and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, K, and E with lean cherry tomatoes.
6. A Plate of Hummus
You can make ready it only from chickpeas, the classic. But it is also very tasty with carrots or aubergines. This original snack will surprise you, but you will also love it, and it will also provide you with the protein of plant origin, carbohydrates, and vitamins.
If you top it off with a drizzle of oil, you’ll be adding a good dose of antioxidants. And sprinkling with parsley, vitamins, and minerals.
7. Porridge With Fruits
The high content of complex carbohydrates (slowly assimilated) in oats makes it easier to get the energy to obtain energy to face the football game or pool afternoons.
You already know that you can couple almost any fruit to porridge. Some of the best combinations are apple and banana.
8. Quince and Fresh Cheese
With this combination, you are assured of success. The mix of the sweet taste of quince with cheese is perfect for children’s palates.
The cheese, if it is crisp or tender, the better since the curing will be too strong. You can also try someday with cottage cheese.
The Importance of Taking Care of the Children’s Diet
Childhood obesity is one of the most serious health problems of the 21st century. The prevalence does not stop growing.
The problem is that experts rough calculation that 80% of children and adolescents who are now overweight or obese if the proper measures are not taken, will continue to be when they reach adulthood.
Undoubtedly, turning this situation into a priority, both at an institutional and social level and achieving it depends basically on the parents.
Why Are Our Children Obese?
The truth is that it is not able to be done or achieved. Similar feasible to speak of a single cause and that numerous risk factors converge in most cases.
Excess calories. Most overweight and obese children eat a high-calorie diet, which is rich in fats and simple sugars. This type of menu usually includes precooked and fast food foods, a shortage of fruits and vegetables, greasy foods, industrial pastries, sweets, etc.
Too many hours without moving. Most of their time is spent in front of the television, and they do not tend to exercise much outside of the scheduled hours at school.
Genetic factors. In general, children of obese parents are more likely to be obese.