Stuck up with food ideas – what to give your kids this summer? For toddlers, food should be such which is healthy as well as tasty. Summers are the time to enjoy fresh produce of the season and relish juicy fruits. With summer break approaching, moms need to figure out best foods for kids and it is possible with little planning and some easy kid-friendly recipes.
Prepare healthy shelf in the fridge
Don't let your children thrive on chocolate cookies and packet of crisps; instead provide them with a healthy choice. Prepare a healthy shelf in the fridge, so that they can depend on it, whenever hunger strikes. You can stock it with mini cheeses, or raw cut up vegetables and dips and other healthy options.
Serve nutritious food creatively
Be creative add colors and flavors in the food to make it appealing for students. The way you will present food to children makes lot of difference. You can cut fruits in different shapes and make it colorful by adding banana, watermelons, mango, grapes etc. You can do same thing with salads. Add cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls, chicken tikka and cucumber etc. They are small portions and look attractive.
Frozen yogurt is another healthier option and it looks and tastes like ice-cream. They are low in fat and rich in probiotics. Frozen yogurt is prepared by flash-frozen process, therefore bacteria aids in digestion and is not destroyed during the freezing process. With high carbohydrate content, frozen yogurt is the best post-play snack. They are tasty and available in many flavors. They are best substitute for ice-cream in summers.
Pasta salads are tummy re-fill
Pre-prepared pasta salads are also good option. Pastas look attractive because of its shape and size. They come in all shapes and sizes. The tiniest shapes can be used in soups, long ribbons or strands with sauces, and tubes and fanciful shapes in pasta salads. Some shapes are large enough to be stuffed and baked with vegetables and fruits. Cook pasta twirls with some steamed broccoli, some chicken, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes and spring onions and cover it in a really nice dressing.
Thirst quenchers must in summers
Before buying anything artificial, remember water is the best thirst quencher on the planet. In order to add flavor or some taste- squirt a little lemon, lime or orange into the glass. Homemade lemonade is best for kids. Coconut water is another healthy drink. You can make it interesting by missing it with a splash of fruit juice. The preparation will not only quench your thirst, but will replace electrolytes as well. Fruit Spritzers are also another yummy and easy option.