Introduction to Healthy Eating for Kids

Jan 14, 2011 by

Happy Face Snack

Welcome your children home from school or cheer them up on a rainy day with this fun and great-looking snack. It’s
sure to bring a smile to their faces and a wide range of important vitamins and minerals to their bodies!
· 1 banana, split in half length-wise
· 1 small cluster of red grapes
· 1 strawberry
· 1 star fruit
· 2 slices cantaloupe
· 1 kiwi
Start with a large round plate, preferably in a bright color. Use the fruit to create a happy face.
1. Use the grape cluster for hair.
2. Two slices of kiwi form the eyes.
3. The strawberry makes the nose.
4. Make cheeks with two slices of star fruit.
5. Use the two slices of cantaloupe for ears.
6. Finish with the banana half for a great, big smile.
Encourage your children to make their own art with the remaining fruit, before devouring it as well!

Fruity Yogurt

Yoghurt is a fun snack that you can mix up to suit any child’s individual tastes. It is also an excellent source of calcium
and vitamins, and even helps to boost the immune system. Instead of buying pre-flavored (and pre-sweetened!)
yogurt from the store, why not try blending your own at home?
· Low-fat plain or vanilla-flavored yogurt
· Fresh fruit, cut into small pieces
· Honey or maple syrup (optional)
· Granola (optional)
1. Mix fresh grapes, berries, slices of pineapple, peach, mango, kiwi, or other favorite fruit into low-fat unsweetened
2. For a touch of sweetness, add a dash of honey or maple syrup or a pinch of cinnamon.
3. Sprinkle granola on top for added crunch and added fiber.
You’ll be amazed at how good yogurt can taste when you flavor it yourself!

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