Four easy healthy vegan kids’ snacks
These super easy vegan kids’ snacks are great as part of a vegan family diet, or a great healthy way to mix up a vegetarian or meat diet
Avocados are not only a good way to get vitamin B5, B6 and range of other vitamins and minerals, when ripe they’ve got a perfectly creamy texture to turn into a spread. Mash up an avocado and spread on whole-wheat or gluten free toast for a healthy delicious sugar-balancing snack. For more adventurous kids, give the dish a Mediterranean twist by adding a dollop of vegan pesto and a handful of chopped baby tomatoes.
Baked banana with cinnamon
Baked bananas are a delicious sweet alternative to junk food. Bananas are a good source of vitamin B6, magnesium and vitamin C, whilst cinnamon is full of manganese, fibre and a little calcium.
To prepare, preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Then cut small slices into the banana, sprinkling a tablespoon of cinnamon across lengthways. Wrap the banana carefully in aluminum foil and bake for 10-15 minutes until soft. For an added protein kick, serve with dairy-free soya yogurt.
Healthy hummus dip
Carrot sticks and hummus are a great way of getting protein into a vegan diet (one cup has about 19g of protein) while carrots are packed full of vitamin A, biotin, vitamin K and a range of other vitamins and antioxidants.
If you are buying hummus, be sure to check the ingredients to check that it doesn’t have any hidden additives. Organic hummus can be a good option, or you can always make your own with this simple recipe.
Calcium rich dried fruit
Raisins, prunes, figs and dried apricots are an excellent way to get calcium into a vegan diet, they last a lot longer than fresh fruit and they’re great to bag up and add to a weekday lunchbox.
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