Newcastle, are you looking for healthy snacks for your kids?
Baked Sweet Potato Wedges
On their own as a snack or as a side with your dinner, these baked sweet potato wedges are full of vitamins and a great replacement for chips!
- Preheat your oven to 180-degrees Celcius
- Cut a clean sweet potato into wedges (skin on)
- Place in a large pan and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and a little paprika
- Bake for 30 minutes, taking them out halfway to flip
- Once cooked, cool for a few minutes and serve
Hummus and Veggie Sticks
Hummus is super easy to make and can be kept in the fridge for several days in an airtight container. Perfect for a quick snack on the go!
- Cut your choice of vegetables into thin sticks
- Add a can of chickpeas, 2 teaspoons of tahini, 1 garlic clove, ½ a teaspoon of crushed sea salt and 1 ½ tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to a food processor
- Slowly add 3 tablespoons of olive oil as it combines
- Once the mixture is smooth and combined, serve and enjoy
Dipped Apple Slices
Cure a sweet tooth with these fun and easy-to-create dipped apple slices. Try different toppings to change things up.
- Cut an apple into wedges, removing any seeds and core
- Dip one half of each wedge into natural peanut butter
- Roll the peanut butter end in cacao nibs before serving
Kids love yoghurt, but store-bought yoghurt it’s often artificially flavoured and full of sugar. You’ll never need to buy flavoured yoghurt again with this easy method.
- Place a cup of berries, mango or banana into a blender and blitz until most of the big chunks are gone
- Add 2 cups of Greek yoghurt and blend for a few seconds
- Top with toasted oats or crumbled nuts (if not allergic)
These fruit kabobs are lots of fun for kids to try a variety of fruits. Watch small children to ensure they do not choke on the sticks.
- Chop a variety of in-season fruits into small chunks
- Skewer the fruit pieces, interchanging fruits, onto plastic or wooden skewers (ensure there are no sharp ends)
- Chill in the fridge before serving
You give your kid’s the very best start in life with healthy food, love and affection but what about selecting the best early learning centres? Try these childcare centres in the Newcastle area.
My Kindy Early Learning Centres offers a safe nurturing environment in which children can thrive. Under the guidance and care of the team, children can learn and grow while exploring their surroundings. Families are encouraged to share their ideas, thoughts, experiences and values. My Kindy Early Learning Centres offer a range of care including nursery programs, toddler programs, a preschool program and transition-to-school program for children aged 0 to 5 years of age. Give your child the best start in life and call the team today.
Where: 9 Murray Dwyer Cct, Mayfield West NSW 2304
Catering for children between the ages of 0 and 5 years old, Charlestown East Educational Preschool encourages children to learn, develop and grow at their own pace. A wide range of programs are available to prepare your child for school, including early literacy and numeracy, computer programs, language lessons, science programs, daily writing lessons, as well as singing and musical instrument play. By providing the framework for children to learn, Charlestown East Educational Preschool is assisting your child to acquire the skills they need to reach their full potential. Call the team to today to discuss you child’s options.
Where: 18 Keal St, Charlestown NSW 2290
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