Keeping kids healthy and fit. Phew! Playing around on indoor playgrounds sure works up an appetite! After all, they’re monkeying around on their trapeze bar, working their little legs with sensory swings, and toning the muscles of their abdomen and arms with arm slings. Maintain a healthy and active lifestyle with nutritious ingredients and tasty treats! Check out these simple recipes, perfect for doing just that:
Frozen Peanut Butter and Banana Stacks: This simple cool treat is great for those working up a sweat! The peanut butter provides essential protein, while the banana provides energy, nutrients, and a touch of sweet. Slice the banana into about ½ inch slices. Smear peanut butter between two slices, sandwich-style, and freeze for about two hours. Enjoy!
A Hummus, Cracker, and Cheese Plate: Go fancy and fun with this simple snack! Hummus and cheese provide protein, while the crackers provide a burst of energy through carbohydrates. To keep it even healthier, use whole grain crackers!
“Frozen Yogurt”: Yogurt is a parent-favorite. It’s easy, and full of necessary calcium. Frozen yogurt is kid-approved, with a touch of sweet, without the added sugar of ice cream. To further cut the sugar of frozen yogurt, make it yourself! Freeze their favorite fruit, such as bananas, peaches, or strawberries. Once frozen, use a blender to blend plain yogurt with the fruit. This will create a cool and smooth ice cream-like consistency. It’s just sweet enough to please your little one, without any added sugar or unfamiliar ingredients.
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