Nutritious Snacks for Back to School

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Children are back to school and parents are back to their routine. Healthy snacks keep the kids full throughout the day. But back to school means back to busy and crazy schedules that include social events, driving kids to activities, helping kids with homework and many more things.

Here are some nutritious snacking ideas for back to school that will fill the tummies of your kids with nutritious bites and make them full the whole day:

Apricot, date and chia bliss balls: Place the apricot in boiling water in a heat proof bowl and soak for 15 minutes then culvert. Make a smooth paste of dates, apricot, chia, coconut and almonds in a food processor. Place this mixture in fridge until it becomes solid. Roll the mixture into small balls, coat these balls in extra coconut and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Place these balls in fridge for an hour to set.

Fruit pizza: Cut a thick round piece of watermelon and now cut into 8 equal chunks. Organize these watermelon wedges in a serving plate to resemble a pizza. Top with yogurt, banana, kiwi, coconut chips, mint, blueberries and strawberries. Now dribble it with honey and serve.

Roasted pumpkin with sesame seeds and soy sauce: Preheat the oven. Keep sliced pumpkin on a baking tray. Drizzle pumpkin slices with olive oil and decreased salt soy sauce. Smear sesame seeds. Bake until it becomes soft.

Healthy crackles: Place sugar, puffed rice, cocoa and coconut powder in a bowl and mix. Add coconut oil and mix well. Line mini muffin pans with paper cases. Spoon the prepared mixture into paper cases. Stir infrequently to avert settling in bowl. Place in fridge to set. Keep in airtight container in fridge to store up to 3 days.

Cheese snacks: Cheese is super delightful and gives calcium and protein to kids. A cheese stick can be doubled with carrot sticks, apple slices or whatever vegetables and fruits your kids like to eat. Cheese snacks combined with favorite fruits or vegetables of your kids are perfect power snacks. Grilled cheese can be added to sandwiches to make them healthier.

Almond granola bar: Granolas are best to beat sudden hunger and avoid unwanted craving. Make small sized nutty granolas for your kids. These can be stored easily and your kids can eat whenever they feel hunger.

Lentil mushroom burger: Kids usually refuse to touch protein rich foods. By making lentil mushroom burger you can hide the richness of lentils and offer your kid super healthy and appetizing mini burger. Most kids love to eat burgers. You can make it healthier by adding nutritious veggies.

Chocolate dipped bananas: Many kids don’t like to eat fruits. Here is an idea for a healthy fruit snacks. Peel the bananas and cut in half. Put chopsticks for shaft. Plunge the cut bananas into softened dark chocolate chips. Freeze it.

Bean burritos: Take a tortilla. Spread a bail of black beans down the center of tortilla. Now spread some cheddar cheese on it. Warm it in a microwave.

Oats apple crumble: Offer a plate of nutmeg infused oats and apple crumble. These both are healthy and appetizing.