Creative ways to serve kids healthy food option

Creative ways to serve kids healthy food option

Looking for a way to make your child's day filled with delicious, healthy food?
Looking for a way to make your child's day filled with delicious, healthy food?

Registered Dietician, Shelly Marie Redmond shows us a few ways to make healthy eating fun and creative. Here are her tricks of the trade...

A+ Strawberry Wrap

Let's start off with breakfast and we are replacing the boring toast and jelly with this yummy A+ Strawberry Wrap.  We are getting rid of the sugar and carbs and adding fiber with a whole grain wrap (remember fiber will keep our kids full through lunch - so no day dreaming).  

Ingredients:
 
Whole Grain Wrap (5 grams of fiber or higher)
2 tablespoons of whipped berry cream cheese
Sliced strawberries
Sliced almonds
Raisins
 
1-Spread cream cheese on wrap.
2-Layer strawberries, almonds, and raisins.
3-Roll up.
4-Serve!
 
Shelly's Skinny Tip:  Look for the highest fiber wraps.
 
Now, let's add some pizazz to our lunch boxes!
 
Pizza Sushi

Parents feel great because we have an AMAZING high-fiber, protein-rich lunch that will keep our kids full AND alert through the afternoon and kids will be thrilled b/c everyone will want to 'trade' with them for their goodies.
 
Whole grain wrap (look for 5 grams of fiber or higher)
Light cream cheese
Turkey pepperoni
Pizza sauce.
 
1.      Lay whole grain wrap on flat surface.
2.      Layer with cream cheese and turkey pepperoni.
3.      Roll up.  Cut into small pieces.
4.      Serve with pizza sauce.
 
Shelly's Skinny Tip:  Use a high fiber whole grain wrap.

Lettuce Wrap
 
A great 'gluten-free' and low-carb option by replacing sandwich bread with lettuce. 
 
Large lettuce leafs
Turkey
Swiss cheese
Hummus
 
1.      Wash and dry lettuce leaf.
2.      Spoon 1 tablespoon of hummus.
3.      Layer cheese and turkey.
4.      Roll up.
5.      Serve.
 
Terrific 'Brain-Boosting' Trail Mix
Mix equal parts almonds, pretzels, raisins, and Fiber One Cereal.
 
Shelly's Skinny Tip:  Add those nuts to the trail mix!  We need the protein!
 
Feel good about giving your kids these lunch and snack treats!
 
Shelly Marie Redmond is a registered dietitian.  Follow her on Facebook or on twitter @shellymarierd.  She can be reached at shelly@shellymarieredmond.com.

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