Healthy recipes to make with your kids

There are many recipes that we can use them to teach our children healthy eating habits. What can we teach our children if not proper cooking and eating traditions? In this article, you’ll find healthy recipes you can prepare with your children.


Confronting the challenge of the variety of unhealthy foods

Western culture provides lots of tempting offers, foods of various qualities and a variety of sweets that do not comply with recommendations for proper nutrition. In order to teach our children healthy eating habits and guide them to choose foods that are rich in nutritional value, it is important for them to take a meaningful part in the joint selection, preparation and eating of food. By providing a personal model and by integrating the children in the preparation of food, we can instill a sense of responsibility in them in connection with the food that enters their body, pride in their actions and increase their motivation to eat properly and healthily.

Firstly, it is important to know what constitutes a good and full meal for children: Starting with carbohydrates, which can be whole grains such as rice, mung beans or wheat, vegetables and fruits, through proteins including beans, chickpeas and much more, to the essential fats such as those found in the techini and avocados, almonds and olive oil. All these ensure a healthy diet and instill healthy habits in our children. A balanced meal for kids includes a high percentage of cooked or raw vegetables, as well as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Any meal that is composed of high quality protein and dietary fiber is a meal that is guaranteed to lower the glycemic index. This meal can include whole wheat pasta, with peas and vegetable salad.

By preparing full meals with children, you can educate and teach them a healthy and proper lifestyle. There is no doubt that cooking together is a way to impart healthy habits and teach children to behave correctly and develop proper culinary practices. Cooking together offers children an experiential and fun way to learn. Thus, children enjoy an enriching family activity, while learning new skills and abilities, and a more accessible approach to the kitchen and the possibility of preparing their own food by themselves.



Rich granola snacks

Granola shacks provide the body with the nutritional values we all need. In order to prepare wholesome granola snacks, they should include as many healthy ingredients as possible. The snacks  should be composed of ¼ cup whole wheat flour, ½ cup coconut, 1/3 cup brown sugar, ½ cup chocolate chips, 2 cup dried fruit mix, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ cup oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ cup Silan (date syrup) and an additional spoon of Silan on the side. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and chop up all the almonds.

Mix oats, whole wheat flour, coconut, sugar, chocolate chips, dried fruit and salt.

In a separate bowl mix the oil, vanilla extract and silan until a smooth paste is formed. Combine the two bowls and stir by hand or using a spoon. Pour the mixture into a large pan and spread it and flatten the mix. Place in the oven for 40 minutes and bon appetite!

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