Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Kid-friendly Recipes

Nutritious Kid-friendly Recipes

One of the things that parents spend a lot of time thinking about is making and preparing nourishing recipes for their little ones. While it can sometimes be difficult to always prepare nourishing recipes, especially when you have little time or are in a hurry after work, there are many nutritious recipes that you can create very quickly, here are some of them.

Applesauce

Almost all kids enjoy applesauce and applesauce is surprisingly painless to prepare and very delicious. All you need are 2 red apples, two teaspoons of sugar (brown sugar is fine), a couple of tablespoons of lemon and some cinnamon. Making applesauce is simple, just put your two red apples in a food processor, tossing out the core first. Process the apples and once they become chopped up into small pieces put them in a bowl; add your sugar, lemon juice and finally a few pinches of cinnamon. Voila, you have fresh and all natural apple sauce.

Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

Here is a recipe that almost everyone will love. Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits are extremely painless to prepare and you can concoct numerous types of parfaits just by selecting different types of fruits. For this recipe you can begin with about 8 ounces of yogurt, some chopped up strawberries and some fresh granola. Just mix the yogurt and strawberries together and add the granola to the top. You can quickly improvise with this recipe, mixing in any type of fruits you like. In addition to adding granola, you can choose to add your favorite cereal, nuts, a few drops of chocolate or a gummy bear or two. This recipe takes only a second to make and will put a smile on all your little ones’ faces.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are tasty, fun to eat, and simple to prepare. They are also extremely healthy. You just need potatoes, some fresh milk, and a little butter. One of the ways to spruce up your mashed potatoes for little ones is to add a little food coloring, especially for the holidays. For instance, many people during St. Patrick’s Day make green mashed potatoes. For Halloween, you can add orange food coloring, etc. While you can simply spruce up mashed potatoes, this is one food that your kids will like because it tastes awesome. It is important to note that while you can buy mashed potato flakes, it is always better to use fresh potatoes.


Cinnamon French Toast

Are you seeking a healthy breakfast option? French toast is it! You can prepare French Toast very simply, just take white bread, or almost any variety of bread and place it into a combination of fresh milk and eggs that have been slightly beaten. Now cook it on a griddle with either a drop of butter or cooking spray and voila, you have French Toast. Rather than using high sugar syrups or fatty butter, choose instead to sprinkle yummy cinnamon. Many parents use fresh fruits as well, such as strawberries and raspberries to complete their creation.



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