At the Brashear Association we make extra efforts to encourage a healthy lifestyle by offering opportunities to try new foods and recipes. Things like our smoothies and special snack creations are introduced to encourage our students to be creative with their food choices.
We fully understand how difficult it can be to get a child to try a new food or just to simply eat their veggies. We have compiled a handful of healthy ideas that we think will inspire your child. And remember, the more your child helps in the kitchen, the more likely they are to try what they've just made with you.
Melissa from Polka Dot Chair shared this really creative idea for a center piece/appetizer. It's smart way to keep the family from snacking out of the candy jar before dinner... At least that's what happens in my family.
These Apple Pie Cookies from Deb over at Smitten Kitchen look wonderful! I'd love to try my hand at these.
Cara at Fork and Beans has a great raw candy apple recipe that we tried with our Brashear Kids. These bad boys are gluten free, egg free, dairy free and refined sugar free. Plus they're vegan!
Miryam shared these wonderful Mini Vegetable Bacon Fritatas over on her blog EatGood4Life. They look like little colorful muffins. What kid wouldn't want to eat these?
Jackie over at Pham Fatale has a delicious recipe for Cranberry Apple Pinwheel Cookies. This would be a fun recipe to make with your child.
Caramelized Brussel Sprouts and Carrots will make any picky veggie eater eat their veggies. This recipe is over on Amber's blog, AmberZonbie.
Cheese ball pops?! Cheese on a stick? This is genius! What a simple and exciting little appetizer, or dessert. Kathy from Cooking on the Side came up with this brilliant idea.
Let us know if you have any other great recipes to share. We'd love to check them out. To read little more on some of our efforts with healthy eating initiatives check out Renee's post, Food for Big Thoughts. And don't forget to follow us on Pinterest for more fun and creative ideas with kids.