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My Favorite Healthy Snack Guide for your Kids

600_ss1_apple_grape_carsAre your kids snacking more than ever? Wondering what to do as a parent? It’s time to make those snacks really helpful. Snacks offer extra calories and yes, the reality is that most snacks are often too sugary. Regardless of this, snacks can still be perfectly good for your kids—of course within limits.

Kids, particularly the young ones have really erratic eating habits and it’s the healthy snacks that will fill those nutrition needs. One other benefit of snacks is that they can keep your kids’ energy up, making up for skipped or skimpy breakfasts and offer fuel before and after school sports or similar activities. I prepare snacks for my kids and they really enjoy them. Want to prepare some for your kids too? Here’s how:

Easy biscuits

Not only is baking  an ideal way to cook, but it also helps you teach your kid some essential kitchen skills. Home baking is gradually growing in popularity. It’s also an easy and cheap way of creating very delicious biscuits, benefits, and snack bars. It also means you have complete control over what goes into your kids’ snacks. Easy biscuits can be easily flavored however you like. Your kids will definitely enjoy them. The dough might stick to the table so dust with flour to avoid this. By allrecipes.co.uk

Sultan Bran Kid snack bars

This type of snacks makes a great lunchbox or after-school snack for your kid.  Sultan branPEY1009_TSN_AllSnacks_P_new snack bars are incredibly easy and quick to prepare. They are very delicious ad great for grown-ups too. They are most ideal for stopping your hunger as well as satisfying your sweet tooth with their mouthwatering fruity taste.By Kidspot.com.au

Granola Bars

Sometimes kids get very skeptical of new meals, particularly if they look healthy.  It’s advisable to delight them at snack time with some of these appealing and delicious recipes that you can easily prepare ahead of time or even on the fly for quick after-school snacking. This kid snack recipe is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. The beauty about this is that you can prepare them together!

Always think of the snacks as mini meals.  Snacks are a great way to provide your kid with protein, carbohydrates, fiber as well as other healthy fat. Ideally speaking, foods that are rich in fiber and protein provide your kids with the energy they require to stay fuller for longer. They also offer nutrients to help your kids thrive. by Foodnetwork.com

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Cool Outdoor Games for your Kids – That Cost Nothing

outdoor-activityThere are several ways to have fun with your kids whether you’re on a budget or not. I created this post to offer suggestions for some of the things to do that won’t cost a bean or which cost very little. These are some of the activities I do with my kids and are ideal for making the money I have to go that bit further during weekends or holidays. You may consider scouring your local listing for some of the activities or places to go that don’t charge a dime!

Nature trailing at the park

If your kids are bored of their local playground, then it’s time you widened up your horizons to outdoor spaces like parks in your area. I’m pretty sure there is a beauty spot that you haven’t explored nearby or s stately home in your area with grounds your kids can wander with you free of charge.

Wooden parks are particularly a great hotbed of nature. Take out your kids to discover these and go on a nature trail. Get the kids to look at their surroundings in more detail. What else can they see when they look into the pond—dragonflies, fish or frogs? Find some paper and do bark rubbings, collect cones from pines to use in decorating back home. Point out the various types of trees and ask them to find out as many different leaf varieties as they can…

What about time at the garden center?

I like garden centres because I find most of them surprisingly child-friendly. Most of the rocket-top-trampoline-cover-from-Searsbigger ones have aviaries, aquaria as well as nice cafes to easily while away your morning wandering around and looking at the animals. Also, strolling through the flower and plant displays is rather nice and most centres have play areas for kids.

Simply top off your morning with cakes and a cup of tea all round at the café, particularly if you’ve been thrifty all week. Be sure to add your local garden centre to your list of outdoor activities.

A culture trail

Museums, particularly the big old ones, are full of excitement for children across all ages. Talk of the more sedate art galleries for older children. Also, most museums are free of charge. Therefore, if you find the experience is lost on your kids, you won’t have wasted any money. Most kids are incredibly fascinated by the different kinds of collections like the Egyptian relics, dinosaurs, Roman coins as well as stuffed animals. Additionally, there are chances that your local museum runs specific activity days and culture trails for kids to help bring the exhibits come to life.

A day at the beach

Who said beaches should be reserved for the summer? Out of season means miles of sand to yourself and the kids which means greater fun and place to burn off energy with bracing walks along the shores, or a game of rounders or cricket. Most beaches have interesting natural sceneries too so scour the surf for pebbles and shells, or just get your wellies on and start exploring some rock pools.

Visit to the movies

This last one isn’t free, but you can sometimes get free tickets or low-cost offers. My kids did perfectly well from the age of 3 as regards taking them to the cinema. The only trick here is to figure out which movies to pick is to determine what they like at home. My children all have different tastes in movies, so I have to take them one at a time. They will occasionally get bored during exposition which calls for a quiet reminder from me.