Medical Video: How to Create a Healthy Plate
Not all ready-made baby snack products sold in supermarkets are good for your baby. Because, you do not know for sure what nutritional value and ingredients contained in it, including chemicals such as preservatives and additional sweeteners that are certainly not good for baby's growth and development. TDon't worry, because you can provide it yourself at home. You also need not fearthe problem of nutrition and hygiene because you are the one who processes it. The following are choices of healthy snacks for toddlers that you can check at home.
Choice of healthy snacks for toddlers at home
1. Fresh fruit
Fresh fruit is the best choice as a healthy snack for toddlers. Give fruits with attractive colors, such as mangoes, strawberries, melons and oranges. Pack and serve attractively, for example by way of printing or carving on the fruit flesh. You can also use a cartoon motif or a favorite picture of your baby so that he will be eager to eat his snack.
Besides being able to stimulate their taste buds with various flavors and textures, their sense of sight will also be trained by seeing the color variations that they may never have seen.
2. Bread or fruit dip
While providing healthy snacks for toddlers who are familiar with food, parents can also train children's creativity and motor skills from the snacks given. For example, provide yogurt, liquid chocolate, or savory mustard sauce as a sauce or dip in children's snacks. Also provide bread or fruit as the main ingredient for snacks. Give a few slices of bread or fruit that can be dipped in sauce, yogurt or liquid chocolate. Let the child hold, eat, and explore with the snacks he eats.
Apart from fruit or bread, eggs can be a good alternative snack for children. Give scrambled eggs or whole boiled eggs. Besides being simple, delicious, which is certainly nutritious for the child's growth body. Add sliced vegetables or mashed broccoli to add variety to the child's snack nutrition.
Which toddlers don't like ice cream? Yes, instead of buying and not knowing what is in the ice cream sold on the market, you can make your own healthy cream for your little one, you know.
Prepare fresh fruit juices, yogurt, and gelatin as the main ingredients of ice cream. Also provide an ice cream mold with an adorable shape and not too long wooden sticks. After that, mix all the raw materials of ice cream, mix well, and put into molds with wooden sticks. Place it in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours before giving it to the baby in the hot afternoon.
The protein content in cheese can support a child's high energy intake while he plays and learns. You can cut a long cheddar cheese about the size of a child's grip, cut small cubes to be used as a substitute for fresh fruit satay, or as a toast for children's school supplies.
But it's good not to give cheese if your baby has milk allergy or lactose intolerance that is known or suspected.
6. Sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A and are a good source of B6, C, and folate for child development. You can bake it whole like a baked potato and add melted cheese and pieces of broccoli on top, thinly sliced and then baked as chips, or cut to length like fried potatoes.
7. Pancakes or mini waffles
You can process the flour mixture from scratch or use a dry dough ready for sale in the store. Add honey, maple syrup, and your little one's favorite pieces of fresh fruit as the topping.
8. Mini pizza
Prepare a frozen pizza dough ready for processing according to the packaging instructions, or you can make it yourself at home. and apply one tablespoon of marinara sauce on top. Add some minced vegetables and one tablespoon of grated cheese, then bake in the oven for one or two minutes until the cheese melts.
Pasta is a good source of complex carbohydrates, provided you have whole wheat pasta rather than flour. Cook one batch to store in the refrigerator. When it's time to snack, warm a bowl of pasta in the microwave and serve with cooked vegetables or chicken and delicious tomato sauce.
Interested in trying one, or even all, a choice of healthy snacks for your toddler at home?