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Healthy Snack Ideas for Children
Aug 3, 2008, 01:20

Searching for suggestions for your children and your entire family to eat healthier foods but you are not quite sure how to start? You can always start with nutritious kids snacks that will please your children and your whole family.

A lot of people have the misconception that healthy foods lack flavor. Some people believe that if it is organic and in the specialty aisle of the grocery store that the product is expensive. Nothing could be
farther away from the truth.

Kids like ice cream but fruit sorbet is a better option for them. Fruit sorbet is delicious and tasty. You can create a wonderful sorbet sundae as a nutritious and satisfying healthy Kids snack.

Don't be alarmed if the entire family starts scooping and topping the sorbet as quickly as the kids.

Sorbet is the essence of summer fruits and is almost completely fat-free. Best of all this tasty dessert is easy to prepare. Sorbet does not contain. Ice cream has air whipped into it, sorbet has almost none, which makes sorbet a dense and extremely yummy product.

You may add any variety of berries to a sorbet recipe. Raspberries and strawberries make a tasty and healthy sorbet. Fruit Sorbet is packed with vitamins and fiber as well as a lovely sweet taste. When you grow tired of consuming fresh fruit, enjoy some of these healthy recipes. Most of the recipes work well with frozen berries too. Sorbet is an awesome way of adding a touch of summer to the winter months

Make Your Own Fruit Sorbet

Raspberry sorbet is a favorite


*2/3 cup of superfine sugar
*1 cup of water
*Purée 23 oz. raspberries with 1/4 cup lime juice.

1)Combine sugar and water in a medium sized saucepan
2)Stir slowly over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
3)Bring mixture to a boil
4)Boil for 1 minute.
5)Remove from heat and cool completely.

Make the fruit purée in a food processor or blender.
Add the raspberry purée to the cooled sugar syrup and stir to combine.

Place the purée/sugar mixture into an ice-cream maker and freeze according to
manufacturer's instructions.

If you don't have an ice cream maker, here is an alternative way to freeze the sorbet. Place the purée/sugar syrup in a metal bowl or cake pan and freeze for 1 hour. Remove from freezer and beat with an electric mixer or whisk; return to the freezer. Repeat at hourly intervals 3 more times.

Fruit Sorbet Deserts For Kids


2 pints of sorbet of your choice
2 ripe bananas, sliced
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 pint strawberries sliced
1 package wafer cookies

1)Set out ice cream cups, the sorbet ice cream scoops.
2)Toss the sliced bananas in lemon juice to keep them
from getting brown
3)Set each topping in a separate bowl
4) Let the kids choose and mix their sundaes
Add real whipped cream for added fun.

This nutritious snack for children does contain sugar but the sugar may be reduced depending on the fruit's sugar content. This is a healthful way to enjoy fruit and a great way to introduce
the taste buds to a healthful satisfying snack.
For more great kid friendly tips check out http://www.kidapprovedmeals.com

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