5 Healthy Recipes You Can Cook with Your Little One

5 Healthy Recipes You Can Cook with Your Little One

Getting kids to eat healthy meals is a daunting task, given that they don’t understand the efforts you put in to make that bowl of food! So, let’s have kids understand the behind-the-scenes of all the yummy healthy recipes they get to try.

Here, we have picked up 5 easy yet healthy recipes that you can make with your child and instil in them the art of cooking right from the initial years!

Overnight Oats

Let’s face it, oatmeal is a wholesome, power-packed meal and serves just the right amount of nutrition to kids. But, how can you make your child love it? By including them in the process!

Have your children mix oats, milk, and sweetener of choice in a jar, refrigerate overnight, and top with fruits or nuts in the morning for an easy and nutritious breakfast. You can always supervise! Let your kids jazz up their oats by choosing their favourite toppings; they’ll love it!

Strawberry and Muskmelon Yoghourt Pops

Kids love strawberries. If not, they always love some good pops! Which is why this is the perfect snack. Your little one can help chop the fruits (you must supervise or get yourself a child-safe Montessori knife), dip fruits in the yoghurt, and slide the fruit onto popsicle sticks.

A delicious snack loaded with folate, vitamin C and B, and fibre, all that is imperative in the developing years!

Banana Bread

Banana bread is super delicious and packed with nutrients. It’s high in protein, fibre, and healthy fats thanks to its almond flour, eggs, and flax meal. The dark chocolate chips have to be the star of this recipe because kids love chocolates. To top it all, they add a hint of sweetness to your bread.

Have your children mash the bananas, measure the ingredients, and fold the chocolate chips into the batter. Once it’s out of the oven, they can top their slices with nut butter and their favourite garnishes.

Colourful Salad Jars

Tired of explaining the benefits of eating vegetables to your little one? Well, don’t. Instead, make them try delicious, visually appealing recipes that they would fall in love with. Colourful salad jars are for all the picky eaters out there. Besides, it will make for a great nutritional intake.

Have your child help you layer veggies and other healthy ingredients like beans, seeds, and eggs in mason jars. Remember to give them the freedom of choosing their veggies, but encourage a combination of both bitter and sweet ones.
Some options for the veggies: Kale, arugula, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, peas, and corn.

Pink Lemonade

Children love lemonade, and here’s one to add a pop of colour to the otherwise boring regular summer drink. Just follow the regular lemonade recipe with an additional ingredient to the list — watermelon.

Have your child stir sugar, squeeze lemons, add salt, and put large lemon slices into the jar to beautify the garnish!

Wrapping Up

Children love to do anything that makes them feel a little grown up. So, get cooking with your little ones, and help them discover these super delicious yet healthy recipes!