Fun Kids Plates and Healthy Recipes

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Getting kids to eat healthy is not an easy task.  Sometimes just getting them to eat is an accomplishment.  We are featuring the Stephen Joseph Melamine Plates.  Each plate has 3 sections to help keep food separated. Although these plates are dishwasher safe, DO NOT microwave them.   Make mealtime fun!  Mealtime is sure to be a Hoot with the bright eyed owl set or your little guy might ROAR over his new Dinosaur plate.  Get the matching silverware  for a complete set.  With a plate and utensils they can’t wait to use, getting them to the table will no longer be a fight.  Pick out their favorite design and these are sure to be a hit!

Now that the table is set,  let’s get them to eat!  We have comprised a list of fun healthier food choices that might also make mealtime easier.

 

Banana-Berry Yogurt PopsEveryone loves popsicles!  They are an easy to grab quick snack or dessert.  What if they had health benefits too?  This great Banana-Berry Yogurt Pops recipe doesn’t just taste great, it includes many healthy choices too.  With only 10 minutes of prep time, the kids will enjoy helping make these.  We all know that they are more likely to eat something they have helped prepare.  Make them, freeze them, and  your family is sure to love eating them!  Get the recipe here:  http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/banana-berry-yogurt-pops-125786.aspx

 

Breakfast Cookie RecipeCookies for breakfast???  Doesn’t sound like a healthy choice, but with this recipe they will get many healthy nutrients in a treat they will be excited to eat! These cookies include bananas, peanut butter, eggs, and oats.  Sounds like a great way to start the day and a great snack too!  Click here to get the recipe:  http://kidscooking.about.com/od/breakfastrecipes/r/breakfastcookie.htm

 

Put a twist on the age old snack of celery and peanut butter.  Kids will love taking these apart and eating them!  These are sure to have them begging! Imagine having them beg for a snack that is good for them. See how to make theses:  http://www.parents.com/recipes/nutrition/kids/fun-healthy-food/#page=6

 

I love chips, but they aren’t a healthy choice.  These chips are different!  They do have health benefits! They satisfy that need for crunch.  Slice, sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar (optional), and bake!  Pretty easy recipe!  Kids and adults are sure to love this tasty snack! They would be great packed in a lunchbox too!  Get the recipe here:  http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/07/22/baked-cinnamon-apple-chips/  These are also great dipped in caramel and sprinkled with a little sea salt! (no health benefit added)

 

How about a healthy alternative to Chicken Nuggets.  There is no frying with this recipe!  They are homemade and home baked! Make them and bake them for 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 425*.  The whole family will love these chicken nuggets!  Get the recipe and instructions at http://allrecipes.com/recipe/8601/herbed-chicken-nuggets/?internalSource=staff%20pick&referringId=17204&referringContentType=recipe%20hub

 

Sloppy Joe’s can be everyone’s favorite!  They can also be mom’s go to choice when the veggies are included!  Let these cook while you work!  Brown the ground beef just until the pink is gone.  Add the beef and all other ingredients to the slow cooker and in 5 or 6 hours, dinner is ready!  Get the list of ingredients and instructions here:  http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/beef—veggie-sloppy-joes

There are so many fun healthy food ideas out there, try these and many more!  Don’t forget the plates!