When my daughter was a toddler, she used to eat food of her choice but in a very simple and normal presentations as we all usually do. As she is nearly five, now she always want to participate in food decoration and presentation in her playful way. She always decorate food resembling the things she see around her. Easy healthy snacks for kids is all about such creative snack decoration ideas that your kids will love to do like my daughter.

As working in the kitchen with kids and helping them out with their food creating ideas, safety and ease should be the main thing to keep in mind for all of us. In this article, all the ideas need a little slicing or little chopping that we all can help our kids with and then leave them to create their artistic foods.

So, let’s see what we are making today….:)

CHOO CHOO WAFFLE TRAIN

Waffle Recipe:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1.5 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3-4 drops tsp vanilla essence
  • 3-4 tbsp melted butter

Method: In a bowl combine together flour, baking powder and sugar and mix well. Take another bowl mix butter, oil, water, vanilla essence and milk together. Now pour this mixture in the bowl of dry ingredients and mix well until in becomes a uniform batter. Make the waffle maker ready, when it is ready to use, put little bit of butter on it and then pour the batter. There is no hard and fast rule about the shape of waffle you want to make. It is absolutely up to you. This choo choo train is made by rectangular waffles in a waffle maker. Give your little one chopped and slices fruits and let them explore their creativity by decorating these yummy and healthy waffles. You can use chocolate sauce to make railway track and smoky thing in the picture is grated coconut.

PANCAKE LADYBIRD

This pancake recipe is really easy to make. A ladybird can be made by two equal size round pancakes and sliced strawberries, kiwi fruits and a couple of blue berry or raisin to make eyes. No fine cutting and chopping is required at all.

BAA BAA BANANA SHEEP

Ingredients required: sliced bananas and some grapes 🙂

FRUIT SKEWERS

Ingredients Required: Cookie cutter, skewer sticks, water melon and other fruits of your child’s choice. Here are some amazing and easy fruit salad ideas for out kids to make.

HAPPY FACE RICE CAKE:

Ingredients required: Rice cakes, fresh cream, pieces of apple, blue berry, banana and almond or we can make nose by chocolate topping or any fruit.

HAPPY CHEESE SANDWICH

Ingredients required: Slice of bread, bread sticks, cheese slice, piece of pepper, a couple of carrot slices, pepperoni (vegetarian sausage slice if you want to make vegetable only sandwich and olives.

Now, here we came to know that how easy it is to create some healthy and amazing snacks by our little kids. This way, we can encourage them to eat healthy food full of nutritions rather than unhealthy junk.

All these ideas are so so easy and can be done without making any extra effort and our little ones will enjoy not only eating but also the making process of it. All we have to do is to appreciate them because exploring and making new things even by using healthy food items is itself a learning process.

 

 

20 COMMENTS

  1. Hi there,

    These are great ideas, and are so easy to make. This is exactly what I needed. My kids are just so bad at eating healthy. But I am sure they will love some of these recipes. And not to mention, they will have such fun time helping me prepare the foods.

    Cheers,

    • Hello Kay, thank you so much for sharing your comments on this post. Like your kids, there are a lot of kids who don’t like eating healthy food. Making food the way I have mentioned in this article will definitely work.

  2. Make breakfast fun! I Love it!
    I’m definitely making them for my son, it’s hard to keep a toddler interested in breakfast unless they are starving so i really need to do this.
    The only reason he eats waffles its because i have robot waffle maker….if it wasn’t for that i don’t think he would even look at them.
    Thank you so much for the info!

    • HI Arlet, thank you for your appreciation. Making our everyday routine a fun is one of the greatest practice to do especially along with out kids, because kid have an amazing sense of imagination and creativity and using their this sense in food is always amazing.

  3. Hi Sarah,
    I am so happy to see you have some more recipes. I love your simple cute recipes for kids. These are yet again amazing. The waffle recipe is great, my kids love waffles and I have a great waffle iron, I love how it is made into a train. That pancake ladybird is the cutest thing, I don’t know how you come up with such amazing recipes but I love them.

    • Hi Melissa, thank you so much for sharing your views on this article. I am glad that you like these meal recipes and ideas. These are especially for busy mums as all the recipes and ideas look amazing and great but are very simple and easy to make.

      • Yea they are easy and simple and moms can appreciate that. I can get really busy some days but I still like to cook for my family so simple recipes come in handy. so thank you for providing simple ways to provide wonderful things for my children.

        • Hi Melissa, thank you for all your appreciation. The aim of sharing these posts with all of your is to make creative and healthy food easy and simple to make for all of the busy mums. This also encourage our kids to eat healthy food.

  4. Hi Sarah, these are great ideas. I was actually looking up snack ideas for my son. I am trying to be creative and give him some different foods. I love these ideas, especially the fruit skewers and the pancake ladybird. My son loves fruit, so anything with fruit is a plus. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I am loving the fruit skewers. A great and fun way to get them to eat fruit. Although my son does love fruit, so all these choices that include fruit are great! A good way to take it and add it to other foods for healthy snack. Always great information on your site Sarah. Thanks for sharing!

  6. The ladybird pancakes are so cute and it looks SO easy! you always have the best ideas for making food fun, I bet your kids have a blast during every meal. I especially appreciate how your creativity allows so much fruit & veggies to be introduced to the picky child’s belly!

    • Hi Penelope, thank you for your comments and appreciation. Pancake ladybird is all time favorite for most of the kids I know. It is not only beautiful and appealing but super easy to make.

  7. We’ve kept wondering whether to purchase a waffle maker as the kids adore waffles. Making the Choo Choo Waffle Train sounds right up their street but I bet they demand all the holes are to be filled with chocolate. We always let the kids make their own creative meals if their so inclined because they seem to eat everything up, unlike the boring meals we dish out – ha!
    Unfortunately if it isn’t chicken nuggets, burgers or lasagne, we tend to struggle finding healthy meals they like but have noticed when making their own it’s more fun and certainly spurs them on to eat what they make.
    I’m going to show them your page and I bet we’ll create most of these healthy snacks. Thanks for all your ideas and inspiration Sarah, these will certainly helps our quest,
    Simon.

  8. Outstanding presentations! I really like you recipes as well as your website. It´s also great that kids simply put some effort into food in general and don´t think it just appears. Great chance to make them aware how valeauable food really is!

    Thanks again

  9. It thinks this is a great way to get kids to eat healthy food. The plates look like works of art. I would almost not want to eat it but the kids will. These are all great suggestions. I really enjoyed checking out all of the recipes.

  10. The sheep is great! These are really simple recipes with ingredients that we usually have in our kitchens. That makes them really useful. I shall be bookmarking this for future reference.

    Thank you!

    Michelle 🙂

  11. I love the waffle recipe, my granddaughter would eat waffles all day if you let her. I love how the fruit is added. The train shape will make it fun for her to help me with the recipe. Thanks for sharing this.

    Regards
    Court

  12. I had to laugh at the baa baa banana sheep! How cute! These ideas are really imaginative and so encouraging for kids to eat healthy! They also seem relatively easy for someone who’s not really creative to make. In my experiences with my own kids, I notice that if I suggest fruit as a choice for when they’re hungry, they don’t want it. But if I already have it washed and cut up for them and ready to eat, they are more than happy to eat fruit.

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