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20 Delicious And Healthy Snacks For Kids

20 Delicious And Healthy Snacks For Kids

Finding healthy snacks for kids that they will actually eat can be a huge pain. The good news is that there are plenty of foods you can use to tempt them without rotting their teeth. In fact, they’re sure to love them! Just never tell them that these snacks are good for them, we all know how kids react to that…

    1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Popsicles

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      This is the perfect combination of a beloved classic and a summertime snack. Considering that Australia can be compared to the surface of the sun at the moment, I’ll be trying these myself. As an added bonus, there’s no bread, so there’s less carbs!

      2. Sweet Potato Fries


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        Sweet potato fries are much healthier than the regular potato variety. Just make sure they’re baked and not fried.

        3. Light Beef Tacos

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          The lean beef and low fat corn tortillas make this snack a healthy snack for kiddos.

          I have to disagree with Martha on the guacamole, though. Guacamole is a perfectly healthy addition, particularly if it’s home made. Avocados contain good fat that’s beneficial for young and old bodies alike.

          4. Home made ice cream

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            Do you want to give the kids a treat and not worry about the sugar content? Make your own ice cream! You get to control the ingredients, as well as the amount of sweetness that goes into it. The above ‘honey macadamia gelati’ is just one of the many delicious home made recipes. I also recommend avocado ice cream with fresh strawberry coulis. It’s healthy and insanely delicious, trust me! The great news is that many of these recipes don’t even require an ice cream maker!

            5. Home made popsicles

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              This is the same as above, but without the dairy. If you’re in a hurry, simply blend a small amount of juice and water with the fruit of your choice and freeze them in popsicle molds. Voila!

              6. Smoothies

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                This is a fantastically healthy alternative to milkshakes! I’d also recommend sneaking in some undetectable vegetables, like avocado or spinach.

                7. Carrots with Peanut Dipping Sauce

                  This simple and crunchy snack proves that you can win friends with salad.

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                  8. Apple Pie Popcorn

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                    Apple pie and popcorn, together at last! Also, this snack is low on sugar and sodium!

                    9. Mini Turkey Burgers

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                      Just because McDonald’s is bad for your kids doesn’t mean that all burgers must be. These delicious mini turkey burgers make both a healthy and fun snack that children actually want to eat.

                      10. Healthy Strawberries and ‘Cream’

                        No recipe required for this easy snack. Simply dip fresh strawberries into vanilla yogurt. It’s a delicious treat!

                        11. Baked Zucchini Fries

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                          Who said fries couldn’t be green and healthy?

                          12. Cucumber Boats

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                            Not only are these super fun and healthy, they’re also a mild and fantastic gateway food into the world of curries.

                            13. Baked Onion Rings

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                              This is most definitely the one ring to rule them all. Plus, there’s no oil!

                              14. Paleo Pumpkin Cake Pops

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                                These cake pops may be gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free, but they’re certainly not free of tastiness!

                                15. Apple Chips

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                                  A fruity snack that will be the apple of your kids’ eyes.

                                  16. Chicken Tenders with Creamy Honey Mustard

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                                    Do  you want to go even healthier with this recipe? Skip the bread crumbs and serve grilled chicken instead.

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                                    17. Cheesy Cauliflower Boats


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                                      I know, another boat shaped snack. My solution is to make both and declare a vegetable war. Also, these looks so delicious and fun–a perfect incentive for kids.

                                      18. Monster Sandwiches

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                                        Why have boring old sandwiches when you can have monsters? Ham and cheese has never been more fun. I recommend using multigrain and wholemeal bread to make this a healthy snack for kids.

                                        19. Watermelon Pops

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                                          Jazz up boring old fruit by turning them into health lollipops! If it’s a particularly hot day, freeze those bad boys down beforehand.

                                          20. Grilled Zucchini Pizza Slices

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                                            This has all the fun of pizza without all of the bread! Everyone knows that the toppings are the best part!

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                                            Last Updated on May 28, 2020

                                            How to Overcome Boredom

                                            How to Overcome Boredom

                                            Have you ever been bored? Restless? Fidgety? In need of some inspiration?

                                            I have a theory on boredom. I believe that the rate of boredom has increased alongside the pace of technology.

                                            If you think about it, technology has provided us with mobile phones, laptops, Ipads, device after device – all to ultimately fix one problem: boredom.

                                            What is Boredom?

                                            We have become a global nation that feeds on entertainment. We associate ‘living’ with ‘doing’. People now do not know how to sit still, and we feel guilty when we are not doing anything. Today, inactivity has become the ultimate sin.

                                            You might not realize it, but boredom stimulates a form of anxiety and stress. It evokes an emotional state that creates frustration and feeds procrastination.

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                                            It’s a desire to be ‘doing something’ or to be ‘entertained’ – it’s a desire for sensory stimulation. What it boils down to is a lack of focus.

                                            If you think about those times when you’re bored, it’s usually because you did not know what to do. So, indecision also plays a big part.

                                            When we are focused on what’s important to us and what we want to achieve, it’s pretty hard to be bored. So, one answer to boredom is to become focused on what you want.

                                            Sometimes It’s Good to Be Bored

                                            If boredom is a desire for sensory stimulation – then what’s the opposite of that? To be content with no stimulation – in other words – to enjoy stillness.

                                            Sometimes, it’s not boredom itself that causes the frustration but the resistance to doing nothing.

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                                            Think about it. What would happen if you were to ‘let go’ of the desire to be entertained? You wouldn’t be bored anymore, and you will feel more relaxed!

                                            In my experience, it’s often the most obvious, simplistic solutions that are the most powerful in life. So, when you’re bored, the easiest way to combat this is to enjoy it.

                                            It may sound weird but think of ‘boredom’ as a form of ‘relaxation’. It’s a break from the constant stimulation that 21st-century living provides – constant TVs, mobile phones, radios, internet, emails, phone calls, etc.

                                            Who knows, maybe ‘boredom’ is actually good for us?

                                            Next time you’re ‘feeling bored’ instead of feeding the frustration by frantically looking for something to do, maybe you can sit back, relax, and savor the feeling of having nothing to do.

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                                            In this article, I’ll share with you my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom.

                                            3-Step Strategy to Overcome Boredom

                                            1. Get Focused

                                            Instead of chasing sensory stimulation at random, focus on what’s really important to you. Focusing on something important helps prevent boredom because it forces you to utilize your time productively.

                                            You should ask yourself: what would make good use of your time? What could you be doing that would contribute to your major goals in life?

                                            Here are a few ideas:

                                            • Spend some time in quiet contemplation considering what’s important to you.
                                            • Start that creative project you’ve been talking about for the last few weeks.
                                            • Brainstorm: think of some ideas for new innovative products or businesses.

                                            2. Kill Procrastination

                                            Boredom is useful in some ways because it gives you the energy and time to do things. It is only a problem if you let it. But if you use it to motivate yourself to be productive, then you can more easily overcome boredom.

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                                            So, the next time you’re bored, why not put this good energy to use by ticking off those things that you have been meaning to get done but have been too busy to finish? This also presents a great time for you to clear your to-do list.

                                            Here are some ideas:

                                            • Do some exercise.
                                            • Read a book.
                                            • Learn something new.
                                            • Call a friend.
                                            • Get creative (draw, paint, sculpt, create music, write).
                                            • Do a spring cleaning.
                                            • Wash the car.
                                            • Renovate the house.
                                            • Re-arrange the furniture.
                                            • Write your shopping list.
                                            • Water the plants.
                                            • Walk the dog.
                                            • Sort out your mail & email.
                                            • De-clutter (clear out that wardrobe).

                                            3. Enjoy Boredom

                                            If none of the above solutions work, then you can try a different approach. Don’t give in to boredom and instead choose to enjoy it. This doesn’t mean allowing yourself to waste your time being bored. Instead, think of it as your time to relax and re-energize, which will help you be more productive the next time you work.

                                            Contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to be constantly doing things to be productive. In fact, research has shown that people are more productive when they take periods of rest to recharge.[1] Taking breaks once in a while helps boost your performance and can help make you feel more motivated.

                                            So, take some time to relax. You never know, you might even like it.

                                            Final Thoughts

                                            Learning how to overcome boredom may be difficult at the beginning, but it can be easier if you make use of some techniques. You can start with my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom and work your way from there. So, ready your mind and make use of these tips, and you will be overcoming boredom in no time.

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