Healthy Eating for Kids: Recipes and Nutrition Advice
Colorful, Fun Snacks for Kids
Kids will love these bright snacks; parents will love how healthy they are. By: Frances Largeman-Roth, RD
OrangeBright, juicy mango is a good source of vitamin B6, which plays a role in cognitive development. Mango is also an excellent source of vitamin C, which supports healthy brain function. This luscious fruit is also the star of our Mango-Coconut Sherbet. Dairy-free coconut milk makes this a great snack for kids with lactose-intolerance as well.
Never made your own sherbet before? This one only has five ingredients, so it couldn't be simpler! Just blend the fresh mango with sugar, lime juice, and coconut milk, then pop into the freezer can of an ice cream maker and follow the directions for your machine. Top each serving with toasted coconut and you’ve got a healthy sweet treat. Add ½ cup of additional fresh fruit on top and you’re guaranteed that your kids will get a serving of fruit! Kids ages 2 to 6 need two servings of fruit each day. Older kids and teens should get three servings daily.
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