Brain Bites: 5 Quick & Healthy Spring Time Snacks

Brain Bites: 5 Quick & Healthy Spring Time Snacks

In our previous recipe posts, we told you how cooking leads to multi-faceted development in your child. Taking the quest forward, we have some really cool and easy-to-make brain bites for this spring.

Arrange your supplies and head straight to the kitchen with your children!

Chocolate Chip Oat Balls

This recipe is a quick fix for breakfast, or anytime your kids want a quick bite. With the goodness of oats and flax seeds, your child will get the desired nutrition without compromising on taste.

Supplies

  • A medium bowl

Ingredients

  • Rolled oats – 3/4 cup
  • Almond butter – 2/3 cup
  • Ground flaxseeds – 1/2 cup
  • Chocolate chips – 1/3 cup
  • Honey – 2 tbsp

Instructions

1. Mix all the ingredients in the medium bowl. 

2. Put the mixture in the refrigerator for 10 – 20 minutes.

3. Take the mixture out when it’s firm.

4. Make 12 balls out of the mixture.

You can store the balls in the fridge in an airtight container.

Crunchy Banana Bites

We have got the perfect recipe to make banana yummy for your kids. This recipe is so easy that your kids can do the whole thing by themselves.

Supplies

  • Bowl of any size

Ingredients

  • 2 -3 bananas
  • Almonds or any nuts (chopped)
  • Yogurt

Instructions

1. Peel the bananas and cut in them half.

2. Pour yogurt on the bananas.

3. Sprinkle the chopped nuts on top.

4. Refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours and serve.

Crispy Chickpeas

Chickpeas are rich in protein, fiber, carbs, and minerals. A snack of chickpea can provide your child with a healthy boost of nutrition. This one makes chickpeas more delicious and irresistible to your child.

Supplies

  • Baking sheet

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas – 1 can
  • Salt

Instructions

1. Empty a can of chickpeas on a baking sheet.

2. Spread the chickpeas evenly.’

3. Sprinkle a little bit of salt.

4. Place the mixture in the oven.

5. Set the temperature to 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit.

6. Remove from oven when chickpeas turn golden and crispy.

You can store the chickpeas in a container and give it to your kids anytime they are hungry.

Pizza Toast

These homemade bread pizzas are easy to make and serves as a quick bite too.

Supplies

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • Sliced bread – 4 -6 pieces
  • Pizza sauce – 1 cup
  • Shredded mozzarella – 2 cups
  • Mini pepperonis – 1/2 cup
  • Parsley – 1 tbsp
  • Parmesan cheese (for garnishing)

Instructions

1. Spread pizza sauce on the pieces of bread and throw in the mini pepperonis and mozzarella.

2. Place a parchment paper on your baking sheet.

3. Preheat your oven to 350-degree.

4. Place the slices of bread in the oven.

5. Wait for the cheese to melt and pepperonis to turn crispy.

6. Top it off with parsley and parmesan cheese.

Fruity Nutty Yogurt

A simple fruit, nut, and yogurt mix is a great addition to your little one’s breakfast. It’s healthy and keeps your child feeling satiated for a long time.

Supplies

  • A glass

Ingredients

  • A cup of yogurt (without sugar)
  • Blueberries
  • Chopped almonds
  • Honey

Instructions

1. Mix all the ingredients in the glass.

2. Sprinkle a bit more chopped almonds on top.

3. Serve chilled.

That’s it for today! We will return with more brain bite recipes soon. Happy snacking till then!

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