Top tip for tasty, healthy snacks for kids: Edamame beans.
My kids (and I) love them. They are young soybeans that pack a powerful punch when it comes to nutrition and are easy-to-prepare healthy snacks for kids. Edamame beans are low sodium, low calorie and high fibre, and they contain iron, vitamin C, vitamin a, calcium and protein.
You can find them in most supermarkets, either fresh or frozen. I used to buy them in Waitrose in the UK. They are served as a side order in Japanese restaurants too.
How to cook: Steam or boil for 2-3 minutes. They should be slightly crunchy still.
How to serve: These healthy snacks for kids can be eaten warm or cold, served with rock salt ground over them, if you want. You eat them by sucking out the beans. Or you can shell the beans for young kids. I open one side of the pod so Baby C can get them out herself. It keeps her busy for a while too.
Not only do Edamame beans make healthy snacks for kids (ideal for lunch boxes), they’re a guilt-free snack if YOU are on a diet or trying to be healthy. Keep a bowl in the fridge when temptation strikes.