5 Best Healthy Winter Snacks for Children


We all need a little sweet pick-me-up sometimes to beat the winter blues, don’t we?

Here you’ll find healthy, tasty and delicious winter snacks for your children. They are easy and time saving to prepare in your regular kitchen. So, let’s see!

1) Applesauce Oat Muffins

5 Best Healthy Winter Snacks for Children

 

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned)

1 cup applesauce (unsweetened)

1 large egg

½ tbsp. baking soda

½ cup dried raisins

½ cup milk

1/3 cup sugar (granulated)

¼ tbsp. salt

¾ cup whole wheat flour

4 tbsp. coconut oil, butter

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375º. Along with liners line a 12-cup muffin tin.
  • Stir the milk, vanilla, egg, butter, oats, applesauce and sugar together in a small bowl.
  • Mix the cinnamon, flour, baking soda, baking powder, raisins and salt in a large bowl.
  • In the center of the dry ingredients make a well and pour it into the mixture of applesauce. Stir until they are mixed.
  • Into the muffin cups evenly spoon the butter and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • The muffins will be dry if it is over-baked. Place all of these to a cooling rack. Before freezing in a freezer cool them entirely.

2) Tomato Basil Mozzarella Toasts

5 Best Healthy Winter Snacks for Children

Ingredients:

1 Crusty French baguette

4 fresh chopped basil leaves

4 sliced Roma tomatoes

8 ounces mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to high broil.
  • Lengthwise, cut the baguette in half. Into very thin slices, cut the mozzarella ball. Get the tomatoes sliced into thin slices.
  • Along the bread layer the mozzarella slices.
  • Move them on a baking tray to broil for 3/4 minutes.
  • After removing them from the oven, lay tomato slices on the top.
  • With fresh chopped basil sprinkle them. Slice them into pieces.
  • With pepper and salt garnish them lightly.

3) Turkey & avocado toast

5 Best Healthy Winter Snacks for Children

Ingredients:

½ lime juice

1 avocado

100g sliced turkey

2-3 small slices ciabatta bread

Directions:

  • Before scraping out the flesh, halve and stone the avocado into a bowl.
  • Before you mash roughly with a fork, squeeze in the lime and season.
  • Spread with mashed avocado, toast the ciabatta and top with turkey.
  • After that finish with the ground black pepper.

4) Banana Oat Muffins

5 Best Healthy Winter Snacks for Children

Ingredients:

1 cup mashed banana

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

1 tbsp. baking soda

1 tbsp. baking powder

1 large egg

1/2 tbsp. salt

½ -cup plain Greek yogurt

1 and a half tbsp. vanilla extract

1/3 cup applesauce (unsweetened)

1/3 cup skim milk

2/3 cup light brown sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400º and spray a usual muffin tin along with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine the egg and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add the milk, honey, yogurt, vanilla, and applesauce and combine them until they are completely mixed.
  • Until no chunks remain mash the bananas and add them to the mixture.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl such as cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, oats, and flour.
  • To the wet ingredients add the flour mixture and stir until mixed completely.
  • Into the 12-cup muffin tin spoon the mixture evenly to the top to fill each and every cup all the way.
  • Bake at 400º for 5 minutes and after that decrease the heat to 350º. Afterward, bake for 12-14 minutes more.

5) Healthy Pitta pockets

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 wholemeal pitta bread

2 handfuls watercress, rocket salad, and spinach mix

3 tbsp. hummus

Directions:

  • Halve your pitta bread into 2 pockets. After that toast them until opened.
  • With the hummus, slather the inside of every single one.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, stuff with salad, and tuck in.

Enjoy these healthy and delicious snacks this winter. They are flavorful, time-saving and the best part is, they are good for your kids’ health!