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Snack Ideas for Busy Families

At Complete Care for Kids, we believe that healthy eating habits start early. Snacks are an essential part of your child's diet, providing the energy and nutrients they need throughout the day. Here are some easy, slightly easy, and advanced snack ideas that are perfect for your growing kids.


Super Easy Snack Ideas

  1. Trail Mix: Combine nuts, dried fruits, and a few organic chocolate chips in a snack bag. This mix offers a balance of healthy fats, fiber, and a touch of sweetness.

  2. Fruit Slices with Nut Butter: Slice up some apples, pears, or bananas and pair them with organic nut butter. This snack is not only delicious but also packed with vitamins and protein.

  3. Veggies with Hummus: Carrots and cucumbers are great when dipped in hummus. This combination is a fun way to get your kids to eat their veggies.


Snack Ideas

Slightly Easy Snack Idea

Honey-Cinnamon Nut Butter Yogurt: Mix organic honey with nut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Use this delicious blend as a topping for yogurt or fruit slices. This snack provides a burst of flavor and energy, perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.


Advanced Snack Idea: Nice Cream

For a more advanced and fun treat, try making "Nice Cream." This healthy alternative to ice cream is made from frozen bananas and can be customized with various flavors.


Snack Idea

Plain Banana Ice Cream

  • 2 frozen bananas (peeled, sliced into coins, and frozen overnight)


Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

  • 2 frozen bananas

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or 4 pitted dates + 1/4 cup water)


Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

  • 2 frozen bananas

  • 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter

  • Pinch of salt (if using unsalted peanut butter)


Double Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

  • 2 frozen bananas

  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder (unsweetened)

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips (dairy-free)


Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

  • 2 frozen bananas

  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter (add a pinch of salt if using unsalted)


Instructions:

  1. Add the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor fitted with an "S" blade. If using dates, process them with water first to help break them down, then add in the bananas and any other ingredients.

  2. Process the bananas until they break down and have a smooth, creamy ice-cream-like texture. Serve right away for a soft-serve consistency.

  3. For scoopable ice cream, transfer the banana ice cream to a freezer-safe dish and freeze for 2 hours. Scoop and serve.

  4. Leftover ice cream can be stored in a tightly covered container for up to 3 months. Let it thaw on the counter for 15 to 20 minutes before serving again.


We hope these snack ideas inspire you to create healthy and delicious snacks for your children.


At Complete Care for Kids, we are committed to supporting your family's journey to better health and wellness. Happy snacking!



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