Kid Chefs and Summer Treats
Kids love to be a part of creating summer treats. When your child can help choose ingredients they’re more likely to try something different and healthy.
So try replacing ice cream with a yummy yogurt bowl! Gather a few ingredients for your child to choose from and allow them to help assemble their treat. Not only does your child get a healthy treat, you enjoy a fun activity together.
Here are a few suggestions for ingredients to try.
Yogurt: Greek Vanilla, Lo-Fat Vanilla, Strawberry, Coconut Based Vanilla
Fresh Fruit: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Banana, Mango
Toppings: Mini Dark Chocolate Chips, Shredded Coconut, Granola, Rice Chex Cereal, Pumpkin Seeds, Craisins
Drizzles and Sprinkles: Honey*, Nutella, Cinnamon, Chia Seeds, Rainbow Sprinkles
*Only use honey if your tiny chef is over 2 years old
Flavor Infused Water
Strawberry, Cucumber, and Mint Water Recipe
Infused water is a great hydration choice for both children and adults. It adds nutrition and flavor to water and makes it easier to get the fluids we all need to stay healthy and active.
Your little ones can tear up mint leaves and help mix ingredients into the water for this summer treat while you handle the slicing.
Choose your favorite ingredients
Crushed or sliced strawberries
Torn mint leaves
Mix your chosen ingredient with water
Refrigerate overnight for a more flavorful infusion. Strain into your child’s favorite insulated water bottle. This is another step your young chef can help with – just be sure to strain over the sink!
Your kids will love the taste and drink more water and you’ll love the nutrition boost they get with their hydration.
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