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10 Healthy And Yummy Snacks that Your Kids Will Love

10 Healthy And Yummy Snacks that Your Kids Will Love

Snacking plays an important role in providing necessary nutrients for your children. At the same time, they should be living a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition. The kinds of food they eat affect their development and well-being. But to get rid of the unhealthy meals your kids used to eat is often hard to do. There are, however, a number of snacks that are both healthy and delicious. These kid-friendly recipes will boost not only your children’s nourishment, but also their interest to start living a healthy lifestyle.

1. Warm Banana Roll-ups

Warm Banana Roll-ups

    Bananas are, indeed, sweet and rich in vitamins. There are many incredible ways to make bananas. These yummy banana roll-ups will surely get every kid’s heart. This is a great snack with peanut butter rolled in a tortilla. It’s creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside!

    2. Fresh Fruit Lollipops

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    Fresh Fruit Lollipops

      Finally, your children can enjoy healthy lollipops in many flavors for a healthy lifestyle. These fruit lollipops are kid-friendly snacks that your children will get tremendously excited about and look forward to every day! It’s a brand new way to enjoy fruity lollipops!

      3. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

      Baked Sweet Potato Fries

        Every kid gets excited about french fries in local restaurants. But these sweet potato fries are even more delicious, and certainly far healthier! This wholesome snack is baked to a crispy perfection with a tender center.

        4. Mango Fruit Roll-ups

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        Mango Fruit Roll-ups

          Mangoes have essential vitamins that your body needs. They are rich in Vitamin C, which helps boost your child’s immune system. Besides, they may be the tastiest of all fruits. These creatively delicious mango roll-ups are way more appetizing than other, less healthy treats.

          5. Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

          Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

            Cheese sticks are a favorite of both kids and adults. This kind of snack is great to bring to school. It would also be perfect for watching movies (especially if what you are used to having during movies is popcorn). These cheese sticks are baked instead of fried, making them far healthier.

            6. No-Bake Honey Nut Cheerios Snack Bars

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            No-Bake Honey Nut Cheerios Snack Bars

              Snack bars are ideal for breakfast and light meals. Make them even more eye-catching to kids using colorful yet great-tasting cereals that will make their mornings bright and full of energy! Serve your children these enticing no-bake snack bars that you can make in just few minutes.

              7. Chocolate Covered Banana & Peanut Butter Bites

              Chocolate Covered Banana & Peanut Butter Bites

                Kids always want to eat sweet chocolates. It may be a fantastic surprise for them if their favorite fruit were also hidden inside these chocolate bites—the flavors complement each other perfectly! Your children will absolutely love the sweet, heavenly taste found in each and every bite.

                8. Peanut Butter Apple Nachos

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                Peanut Butter Apple Nachos

                  These are an incredible tasty finger-food mixed up with peanut butter and delightful sweets. It makes a lot of sense—you get to enjoy apples nacho style in an even healthier and more convenient way. This is a wonderful and delicious combination of flavors. And it’s not only for the kids, but for the whole family!

                  9. Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

                  Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

                    What could be more tempting than these baked cinnamon apple chips that kids will truly love and appreciate? The appetizing crunch of these baked apple chips could be the start of healthy snacking for a lifetime. You can prepare them in many ways, depending on your preference.

                    10. Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas

                    Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas

                      Bananas, chocolate chips, and peanut butter make this nutritious snack irresistible to kids. It is an easy and quick fruity recipe that you can make in a number of fantastic ways. If you think your kids love strawberries or any other fruit, they can easily be substituted for the bananas. Mix them up with sweets that your children like.

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                      Last Updated on January 11, 2021

                      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                      Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                      Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                      1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                      Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                      2. Stress Relief

                      Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                      3. Improved Sleep

                      Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                      4. Appetite Control

                      Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                      5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                      When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                      6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                      Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                      7. Mosquito Repellant

                      Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                      8. Pain Relief

                      While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                      9. The New Anti-Viral

                      Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                      10. Improved Cognitive Function

                      Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                      11. Money Saving

                      With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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