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3 Healthy Summer Treats for Kids

October 22, 2017
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Anyone who has kids of their own will have noticed just how many supposedly healthy treats for kids have a terrifying amount of added sugars, unidentifiable ingredients, artificial colours and flavours or worst of all – all three!

Keep your little terrors angels happy and look after their health with these three simple treats that they’re pretty much guaranteed to love. For bonus parenting points, get into the kitchen together to make these healthy treats over the Christmas holidays!

kids-treats-3FRUIT SKEWERS
Simple to make and far more fun than eating regular fruit! Great for kids’ parties too.

Ingredients
I cup pineapple, peeled and diced
1 punnet strawberries, washed and halved
2 oranges, peeled and diced
1 cup rockmelon, peeled and diced

Method
Thread fruit onto bamboo skewers in whatever order you choose.

Pro tip: You can use any fruit you have on hand but keep in mind that really soft fruits (like mango) won’t work quite as well.

FRUIT SMOOTHIE

Sneak some extra veggies into their day (we bet they won’t even notice!) plus a healthy serve of dairy.

Ingredients
½ cup of mixed berries (frozen)
1 banana (frozen)
1 handful baby spinach leaves
¾-1 cup milk (depends on preferred consistency)
4 ice cubes

Method
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Adjust liquid as necessary.

Pro tip: Spinach is virtually undetectable in a smoothie, as is zucchini and celery. See what else you can sneak in!

kids-treats-2FROZEN BANANA POPS
Even better than a store-bought ice-cream and much better for you too!

Ingredients
1 ripe but firm banana
Good quality chocolate chips
Shredded coconut

Method
Peel the banana and cut it in halve width-wise then insert a popsicle stick into each half (from the flat cut end).
Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, checking often so they don’t burn.
Dip bananas in melted chocolate until they’re coated, then roll in nuts.

Pro tip: Try different toppings – we love crushed pistachios or a drizzle of homemade caramel.

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