Healthy Summer Foods for Kids
Summertime is when the children are on a high of joy! With vacations from school, no worries of homework due dates, summertime chills, carnivals and funfairs creeping up, beach bonding and delicious yet healthy summer foods knocking on our front doors, summertime is ripe with festivities for children!
Summer brings along with it a large array of yummy foods to enjoy! However, the question is, are these foods health disasters or health friendly? Well, consumed the right way, these favorite foods for kids can turn into your favorites for them too!
Here is a list of healthy summer foods for kids that are guaranteed to make the little puckers come running for more!
Nachos And Quesadillas!
Mexican food with its vibrant colors and uncanny flavorings is always a super summertime treat! Whole wheat chips with extra fiber are highly nutritious and if you play your game right you can manage to sneak in a lot of healthy vegetables in the nachos and quesadillas too to make it into a healthy summer food for the kiddies! The cheese, the veggies, the wholesome fiber and any extra toppings make nachos and quesadillas an up to the mark nutritious and yummy treat in no time!
An excellent substitute of the creamy fat infested ice cream is the very yummy, seemingly heavenly frozen yoghurt! For best healthy summer food results, whip up your very own customized concoction given your child’s preference, and load it up with your baby’s favorite fruits, sweetened syrups and toppings for a wholesome, hearty treat!
Waffles And Pancakes
A breakfast favorite for most children, waffles can be turned into a super healthy food for kids! With whole grain dough, and reduced fat and nutritious toppings, waffles and pancakes are one healthy and delicious summer treat! Serve your waffles embellished with slices of bananas, apples or strawberries or sprinkle on some blueberries for extra flavor and added nutrition!
It is no secret kids love watermelon, making it not only a favorite but also a healthy summer food! Watermelon is 92% water and 8% sugar and consists of lycopene which is a very efficient antioxidant, important for fighting diseases and strengthening the immunity system. Make sure to serve this sweet treat after meals as dessert in fun shapes to attract the kids! The chunks of the fruit can be cut into cute shapes with the help of cookie cutters or can be scooped into balls and served with other delicious kid favorite fruits such as blueberries, peaches, strawberries for extra nutrition, color, taste and summery goodness!
Summers get extremely hot and so our first line of preference when it comes to opening the fridge is loading up on whatever sodas available! Sodas consist of harmful chemicals which are not good for the body, the teeth and the bones. In order to prevent your children from falling into the soda trap, make jug-fuls of yummy, interesting drinks and store them in the refrigerators! Try experimenting with the different kind of lemonades to keep the children interested such as pink lemonades, raspberry, blueberry or the very refreshing mint lemonades! Easy to make, and yummy to drink, lemonades are a good safe and a healthy summer food for kids!