Healthy snacks that even the pickiest teens will enjoy
The health of our children is the top priority for most parents, and it doesn’t stop when they run out of diapers. It is likely that mothers will continue to worry about their child’s health when they all become teenagers and beyond.
While teens are more independent and are beginning to make most decisions on their own, mothers may still be preoccupied with their food choices. This is especially true if they are still picky eaters. Moms may fear filling their bodies with unhealthy choices, which can have health consequences.
She may be looking for healthy snacks that her teenagers will approve of, which may mean playing with their tastes. Take what they already like and just tweak it to make it a little healthier. Although it may seem difficult, we have 10 examples to inspire moms.
10/10 Mini Muffins
If your teen likes baking, you can make a batch of mini muffins and add a few healthy ingredients. According to Your Kids Table, this can be one of the best snacks because you can make a large batch and freeze the rest. You can add their favorite ingredients, but add sweet potatoes, zucchini, and even pumpkin.
9/10 Pop corn
Popcorn looks like junk food, but it can also be a healthy snack. To make sure it’s a healthy snack, you’ll want to make your own, so maybe it’s time to invest in a popcorn maker, and your teens can have fun making it. their own and to play with different seasonings.
8/10 Snow pea crisps
A great way to give more vegetables is to present them in a way that appeals to a teenager who likes fries and other crispy things. Snow pea chips are great because they have good flavor and are crunchy. They are available at most grocery stores and come in a variety of flavors.
7/10 Yogurt popsicles
It’s a great snack for a hot day, and it’s close enough to ice cream to pass the tough test. All you have to do is freeze yogurt in popsicle molds and to make it even better you can add frozen fruit to the bottom. Your teens can create their own and customize them however they want.
6/10 Trail mix
Trail mix is a great choice because again, it’s something teens can make on their own. They can decide what’s in there. Now you want to make sure it’s not just candy and sugary items, so mom can pick out some options ahead of time for her teen to choose from. There can be sweet treats, but also nuts, granola, dried cereal and everything in between.
5/10 Apple and peanut butter
It’s a great snack for a teenager who needs more protein. According to Healthline, apples and peanut butter go well together, and peanut butter is a great source of protein. Apples are incredibly healthy and both are pretty “safe” foods for a picky eater.
4/10 Homemade Granola Bars
Granola bars are very healthy and can be filling. So it’s a great snack for teenagers who always seem to be hungry. There are a ton of recipes online, but you want to look for one that has oats, dates, cashews, and even chocolate. It will taste sweet, but keep them full for hours. This is another item they can help make themselves, and they can add whatever they want.
3/10 Fruit leathers
Fruit is often considered a safe food for picky eaters, and that’s because it’s naturally sweet and appealing. According to Momables, there are tons of recipes online for fruit wraps, which are similar to fruit roll-ups, but much healthier. What’s great is that teens can pick the fruits they like, making them more likely to eat them.
2/10 Have fun with puff pastry
Puff pastry is a great item for picky eaters, and it’s incredibly versatile. Mom can make them sweet or savory, depending on how her child feels and likes. Cheese is a popular topping, and most picky eaters love cheese. Get creative with dipping sauces, and the whole family will likely enjoy them.
1/10 snack bread
Bread is an excellent product, because it is universal and can be made in many ways. If mom wants to make sure her teen has sweet bread he can eat. There are many sweet bread recipes, ranging from banana breads to pumpkin and zucchini recipes. You can even add chocolate or nuts to make it a bit more inviting.
Sources: Your Kids Table, Healthline, Momables