Nourishing Child-friendly Recipes

One of the things that parents consume much time thinking about is making and preparing balanced recipes for their children. While it can sometimes be difficult to always prepare balanced recipes, especially when you have little time or are in a hurry after work, there are several nutritious recipes that you can prepare quickly, here are some of them.

Applesauce
Almost all children enjoy applesauce and applesauce is deceptively quick to make and very tasty. All that is required are 2 red apples, two teaspoons of sugar (brown sugar is fine), a couple of tablespoons of lemon and some cinnamon. Creating applesauce is simple, just put your two red apples in a food processor, throwing out the core first. Process the apples and once they become ground up into small pieces put them in a bowl; add your sugar, lemon juice and finally a few pinches of cinnamon. Voila, you have fresh and all natural apple sauce.

Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
Here is a recipe that most everyone will love. Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits are extremely easy to make and you can make numerous types of parfaits just by choosing different varieties of fruits. For this recipe you can begin with about 8 ounces of yogurt, some chopped up strawberries and some fresh granola. Just mix the yogurt and strawberries together and add the granola to the top. You can quickly improvise with this recipe, mixing in any type of fruits you like. In addition to adding granola, you can opt to add your favorite cereal, nuts, a few drops of chocolate or a gummy bear or two. This recipe takes only a second to make and will put a smile on all your little ones' faces.

Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are delicious, fun to eat, and simple to make. They are also extremely healthy. You just need potatoes, some fresh milk, and a little butter. One of the ways to dress up your mashed potatoes for children is to add a little food coloring, especially for the holidays. For instance, many people during St. Patrick’s Day make green mashed potatoes. For Halloween, you can mix in orange food coloring, etc. While you can simply dress up mashed potatoes, this is one food that your kids will love because it tastes awesome. It is important to note that while you can buy mashed potato flakes, it is always better to use fresh potatoes.

Cinnamon French Toast
Are you looking for a healthy breakfast option? French toast is it! You can make French Toast very easily, just take white bread, or almost any kind of bread and place it into a combination of fresh milk and eggs that have been slightly beaten. Now cook it in a frying pan with either a drop of butter or cooking spray and voila, you have French Toast. Rather than using high sugar syrups or fatty butter, opt instead to sprinkle delicious powdered sugar. Lots of parents choose fresh fruits as well, such as strawberries and raspberries to top off their creation.

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