As a mother, do you often find it challenging to provide healthy snacks and sweets for your children? Keep reading if you want to make appealing colorful treats for your kids using natural, healthy and wholesome decorations!
Because we, too, know that the more colorful the sweets, the more irresistible they are for your children, and we also know that many think healthy treats cannot look THAT good!
It is essential that our children eat healthy snacks and sweets in order to ensure their healthy development
We as parents, moms play a crucial role in ensuring our kids’ health and well-being, and this includes being mindful of the snacks we give to our children. It’s important for us to be cautious when choosing snacks for our kids because many pre-packaged snacks and sweets that are available on the market contain high levels of added sugars, artificial colors, processed ingredients and preservatives, which can be harmful to a child’s health and optimal development.
Both sweet and savory treats that contain preservatives and artificial colors may be harmful to children’s health and development because they can contribute to the development of chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Additionally, artificial colors are often made using harmful chemicals, thus being both bad for children (and adults, too) and the environment. Snacks with artificial colors have also been linked to behavioral problems in children, such as hyperactivity. Consuming snacks high in processed ingredients and added sugars can also displace more nutritious foods that are essential for proper growth and development. It’s recommended to limit the intake of such foods and to promote a balanced diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
Additionally, many pre-packaged snacks are also high in calories and low in nutrients, which can lead to poor eating habits and nutrient deficiencies. To ensure that our kids are getting the proper nutrition they need, we must choose clean label products and also use natural ingredients when making snacks and treats at home.
Make healthy and tasty treats at home!
As parents, it’s important to make healthy choices for our kids, especially when it comes to their snacks. One way to do this is by using natural colored sprinkles when preparing their favorite desserts. Make sure you choose clean label, natural ingredients when making your children’s sweets and snacks. Choose naturally colored non-GMO sprinkles when making delicious and popping cakes, cupcakes, cookies or donuts for your children with a sweet tooth! Make sure you choose only the best ones that are free from artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors, and are made with whole, natural ingredients. These types of ingredients are not only healthier for kids but also taste better, and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Why choose natural colored sprinkles?
Sprinkles are basically small pieces of sugar stands used to add a colorful and fun touch to any sweets. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, which makes them perfect for everyday use or when decorating special celebratory sweets for themed parties or treats made for different holidays.
Unlike artificial sprinkles, which are made with chemical-based, harmful artificial colors and flavors, natural sprinkles are made with natural colors obtained from real fruit and vegetables, such as beet, spinach, beta carotene or turmeric, thus being also a good source of nutrients, including vitamins and antioxidants.
Moreover, sprinkles colored with juices and extracts from fruit or vegetables also have a more natural taste, and can add a unique flavor to your homemade sweets. Their flavor will definitely be richer than the flavor of artificial colored sprinkles that often just look good, but have almost no flavor at all and sometimes can have a bitter taste.
Try preparing your kids’ colored sweets together, as it can be a fun way to teach them about the importance of healthy eating. You can show them how natural ingredients and colors are healthier for them than artificial ones, while still getting the same (if not even better) looking delicious treats.
To sum up, we strongly advise moms to be more cautious when choosing snacks for their kids and to make homemade snacks with their kids using natural colored sprinkles instead of cheap, unhealthy artificial ones. While natural ingredients will definitely be a bit pricier, we consider that our children’s health and development is not where we should be on a budget.