Back to School Healthy Recipes, Healthy Meals, & Healthy Snacks for Kids | Kenmore

[MUSIC PLAYING] Did you know that the average American child consumes about 355 calories of added sugar a day? That's over 22 teaspoons– triple the recommended amount Class is back in session, and it's time to learn how to make some healthy kid friendly snacks

Hey everybody, I'm Kari Karch, the Kenmore Executive Chef And today I'm going to show you how to get those little ones energized for the entire day [SCHOOL BELL] So I'm going to show you three simple and creative snacks that we're going to make today And starting off, we're going to make my favorite one, which is packed potassium and lots of protein It's my banana, peanut butter, and chocolate chip sushi

I'm going to take a whole wheat tortilla And nowadays if you're gluten free, why don't you try some rice paper? So what I want to do here is take a little bit of this all-natural peanut butter So I would take about a tablespoon and just lightly to go over this wheat tortilla Next up, I'm going to take some chocolate chips, or you can even use some cacoa nibs if you want to just pack it with a little bit less sugar And I always like to take bananas that are green, and they're going to hold up together a little bit more

And they have a lot less sugar in them So you're going to put that right about here, and then you're going to just roll it And when I'm ready to put it in my kid's lunchbox, I'm just going to slice it into simple pieces Just getting creative in the kitchen with your kids is what it's all about [MUSIC PLAYING] These are my super hero energy bites, which are packed with protein, some fiber, and a little sweet kick at the end

Some peanut butter– again, I'm using the all-natural peanut butter because this is packed with tons of protein Nowadays, you hear about flax seed everywhere, and it's great for these energy bites because it's loaded with fiber, which means it's going to keep them full throughout the entire day And then for a little bit of binding agent and some more sweetness, I'm going to use some honey I'm a big fan of agave syrup as well because it's low sugar, but I do love the sweetness that a natural raw honey will give you And then over here are my secret little weapons that we're going to use for this

First step, I've got some hempseed These are loaded with omega-3s– good for your hair, and your skin, and your nails Some chia seeds And then for some flavoring– vanilla extract Put them into an airtight container

I'm just going to throw these into the refrigerator for about an hour to let them set up And then they'll last up to a week in the refrigerator But in my house, they won't last you more than a couple of days because they're so darn good [MUSIC PLAYING] So if you want to do a little bit of a comparison from the actual Fruit Roll-Ups that you buy at the store, they're loaded with so many processed ingredients, including sugar and some things I can't even pronounce, as opposed to making my simple mango fruit roll-ups with one ingredient– just mangoes And then it's basically just going to dehydrate for the next couple of hours in the oven at 175 degrees

So this has completely cooled down and easy to touch Just take this silicone mat right here So I'm going to turn it over onto the wax paper, flip it, and then you're just going to very easily pull it back One ingredient– not all that sugar Getting your kids to eat healthy doesn't have to be complicated, and today I've shown you how to make some fun and healthy snacks to keep the whole family happy and healthy

Thanks again, everybody I'm Kari Karch, the Kenmore Executive Chef And don't forget– kiss the cook Bye, bye For these recipes and so many more, go check out cookmore

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