Looking for some great morning and afternoon tea ideas for childcare attendees?
We all understand the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and making every effort to ensure that snacks prepared for children meet nutritional guidelines while being enjoyable and fun.
While a serve of dry biscuits and cheese or a plate of nachos can be an enjoyable snack it is important to maintain a balance when organising morning and afternoon tea for childcare. Ideally, each child should have a diet made up of one third fruit vegetables, one third potatoes, rice and bread 15% dairy, 12% protein from meat, eggs, fish, etc and the remainder being made up of drinks and food with high sugar and fat content. Both sugar and fats form part of a healthy diet provided that they are consumed in moderation and make up a small portion of the overall diet.
Therefore, smaller morning and afternoon tea meals should consistently include such items as fruit and vegetables and the occasional sugary treat. One way to do this is to make up a nutritious smoothie shake full of healthy vegetables and fruits. Cutting fruits and vegetables into shapes is another way to encourage excitement around these meals. Involvement and participation in the preparation process can also make healthy eating a much easier prospect.
A sample afternoon tea idea could be an apple or other piece of fruit cut into pieces washed down by a nutritious banana smoothie including ingredients such as oatmeal, honey, yoghurt and of course a ripe banana.
It comes as no surprise that research shows that the earlier you introduce children to healthy eating concepts the more likely they are to adopt healthy eating habits. Therefore, supplying healthy choices at morning and afternoon tea can help build good habits that can last a lifetime.
The benefits of healthy eating from a young age result in many key benefits that can be used to reinforce eating habits. The benefits include – good food helps children to concentrate and focus more, grow strong bones, maintain appropriate weight and to keep active.
Supplying nutritious quality food for afternoon tea at childcare or after childcare can be quite problematic particularly if you are watching sugar levels.
The following meals are ideal snacks after childcare as well as being healthy morning tea snacks or morning tea ideas for toddlers.
It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for healthy morning tea ideas, afternoon tea ideas for toddlers or kids morning tea ideas there is a range of healthy meal options that are delicious and filling.