Healthy and fun snacks

As mom , surely one of your main concerns has to do with the feeding of yours children . If your goal is that your foods be balanced Y nutritious , we share some ideas for prepare a lunch healthy and funny .

 

The lunch It represents 10% of the calories that the children consume in a day ; Its main function is to provide them Energy mid-morning to improve theirlearning ", Explain Marybel Yáñez Martínez , nutritionist certified in Health Coaching by the Autonomous University of Mexico.

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Healthy and fun snacks

According to the Yáñez nutritionist , so that a lunch be healthy Y balanced must contain three groups of foods :

 

  1. fruit Y vegetable
  2. Carbohydrates like bread, tortilla, rice, cookies, oatmeal, granola, amaranth
  3. Protein like ham, cheese, egg milk, yogurt

To make the refreshment of your children something funny the suggestion is:

 

  1. Have a varied menu that is repeated every fifteen days
  2. Make different combinations with the three food groups
  3. Have creative ideas, how to decorate their food or prepare them with shapes and figures
  4. Use plates, glasses and napkins of your favorite characters

 

Recipes

 

STRAWBERRY TERRINE

Ingredients

  1. 1 lt of strawberry-banana nectar Sonrisa Natura
  2. 30 gr of powdered grenetine
  3. 1/2 cup of water
  4. 8 pcs of strawberries
  5. 8 pcs of raspberries
  6. 8 pieces of red grapes

Preparation mode

  1. Hydrate the gelatin in cold water
  2. Heat the nectar Natura Smile strawberry-banana without boiling
  3. Dissolve the grenetine in a bain-marie and add to the hot nectar, mix perfectly
  4. Cut the fruit in halves and place in the molds
  5. Fill with strawberry liquid and refrigerate

 

CHICKEN SNACK

Ingredients

  1. 240 gr of chicken breast
  2. 1 tablespoon of mustard
  3. 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  4. 4 leaves of lettuce orejona
  5. 4 slices of gourd tomato
  6. ½ piece of carrot in strips
  7. ½ piece of purple onion
  8. 4 sheets of jicama
  9. 4 pcs of bread baguette
  10. 4 slices of bread box figure
  11. 2 pieces of burrera omelet
  12. 10 grams of butter
  13. 1 tablespoon of honey
  14. English sauce to taste
  15. Salt to taste
  16. Pepper to taste
  17. Mayonnaise to taste

Preparation mode

  1. Marinate chicken breast with mustard, oil, pepper and salt
  2. Cut the baguette bread in half
  3. Cut box bread and shape some figure
  4. Make the sliced ​​onion and sauté in butter until they taste well, add English sauce and finally honey
  5. Cut jícama sheets
  6. Grill the chicken and cut into fajitas
  7. To assemble

 

Balance between flavor and nutrition

The key so that the refreshment of your children be healthy Y funny is the organization Y planning . Have available the ingredients to make different combinations that include fruits Y vegetables to give them colour , for example, a carrot Stuffed with tuna or Russian salad.

Above all remember that it should be:

  1. Tasty. Children do not like tasteless flavors, so add funny foods and condiments and "kids" like chamoy, chile piquin, lunettes, chocolates. Healthy is not fought with fun.
  2. Varied. Try not to repeat the same lunch during the week. Each food contains different nutrients. Most children end up getting tired of the same thing and end up giving away or throwing away their snack.
  3. With enough calories. So that your child does not stay hungry. Enough does not mean exceeding.
  4. Balanced. That includes of the three groups of foods.

These two recipes they will make refreshments for your little ones something nutritious Y funny . Would you like to prepare them?


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