High Protein Snacks Kids Love

Children are fussy eaters when it comes to nutrition rich food. Whether it’s a long day in school, hitting the sports session, they always prefer to fuel it up with sugary snacks.  Nutrition is the last thing on their mind and they only want a tasty snack after a tiring day. It’s the responsibility of a parent to limit intake of sugar and snacks like a burger, pizza, Maggie, chips etc. You have to ensure eat right rich in plenty of essential nutrients such as protein and no junk makes it to your child’s plate. Since snacks are an important part of your child’s diet but the quality of the snack is equally important.

According to research, protein-rich food, increase the production of hunger-fighting hormones. Sources of lean protein like soy protein, sources of healthy fats like avocados, and sources of carbohydrates like oats, make a healthy, balanced snack for your child.

Why you should introduce High Protein Snacks?

Being woman it’s not easy to balance work and multiple schedules together. You may often struggle to make a nutritional meal for your kid. And it’s a balance between health and taste while planning snacks for kids and often taste wins the battle. It’s important to create snacks that are tasty and fun.

As I already discussed the importance of protein for kids, soy is high quality, a complete protein required during their growth years. It is low in saturated fat, cholesterol-free, and is lactose-free which makes it important for healthy growth and development. The PDCAAS of soy protein is 1.00,  which indicates that Soy is a high-quality protein, containing all of the essential amino acids to support healthy growth and development.

High Protein Snacks Kids Love

You can try soy-enhanced foods that will help save on time and efforts. It’s important to incorporate healthy eating patterns in growing years helps to turn them into healthy adults. By introducing soy protein early in life not only add variety and nutritive value to children’s diets but they will enjoy having them. At the same time, it will keep them full and energized during school hours, sports session etc.

Soy protein is now available in a variety of foods like puffs, nutrition bars, cereals, meat substitutes, smoothies and shakes and these can easily fit into this diet. With these products, your children can enjoy heart-healthy lean protein without compromising on taste or efforts. You can try some of these snack choices, but don’t overdo it.

Oats and Soya Pancakes:

Here’s a great recipe, that will be loved by kids.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of soy flour
  • 1/3 cup bananas.

Method:

  • Make the batter using all the ingredients. Pour the batter on a pan.
  • Let the pancake cook. Serve with some sweet and sticky honey.

Soy Milk Smoothie:

Soy milk contains additional nutritional benefits like iron and vitamin D which dairy milk lacks.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Soy milk
  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • Greek yogurt (optional)

Method:

  1. In a food processor, blend all ingredients together and Serve the smoothie.

Italian Pasta with Tofu:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pasta
  • 1 cup mix veggies (zucchini, red bell pepper, carrots, red onions, and grape tomatoes)
  • Oil 1tbsp
  • Tofu

Method:

  1. Cook pasta. Toss the veggies in oil and cook till it softens. Add pasta to veggies and mix well.
  2. In a blender combine the tofu and Italian dressing until smooth.
  3. Add this dressing over the pasta and toss to mix well. Serve hot.

Cinnamon Rolls with soy protein

cinamom rolls
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Ingredients:
For Dough: 
  1. 1 Tbsp shortening
  2. 3 Tbsp Plain yogurt
  3. 1 Cup whole wheat flour
  4. 1/3 Cup white flour
  5. 1/4 Cup soy protein isolate (unflavored)
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
  7. 2 tsp baking powder
  8. 1 tsp cinnamon
  9. 1/3 cup milk

Filling: 1/3 c brown sugar, Cinnamon to taste

Method:

  1. Make dough using the ingredients. Roll the dough and Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the dough.
  2. Roll up the dough like a Jelly Roll, cut into slices. And Bake 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve hot.

References:

  • https://www.livestrong.com/article/361878-how-to-cook-with-soy-protein/
  • https://food.ndtv.com/lists/10-best-soya-recipes-710612
  • http://www.soyfoods.org/enjoy-soy/recipes
  • https://www.momjunction.com/articles/healthy-and-high-protein-snacks-for-kids_00386631/

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Dr Bushra

Gynaecologist by profession~~Food ,Health,lifestyle,Freelance Blogger~~social media influencer~~writer at heart~~Email for collaboration

22 thoughts on “High Protein Snacks Kids Love

  • January 26, 2019 at 9:48 am
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    Children need high quality protein for growth and development. Thank you for sharing a detailed post about how we can help children grow

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  • January 26, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Seriously kids always love to eat snacks and when it comes to food, they mostly are fussy eaters. Thanks for sharing these snacks..good to know they are rich in protein.

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  • January 26, 2019 at 1:35 pm
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    These look so tempting and irresistible. .thanx for the recipies..I would definitely try them at home..specially cinnamon soy rolls and soy pancakes

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  • January 26, 2019 at 7:27 pm
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    Protein is the building block of the body and hence so important for the development of the body. Getting the right amount of proteins is a challenge and especially with vegetarians. Soy is a great source. These recipes are great, especially the oats and soy pancakes look great.

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  • January 26, 2019 at 11:04 pm
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    These are some of the great recipes.. Will gonna try soya pancake tomorrow as all the ingredients available in my place now..

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  • February 5, 2019 at 11:58 am
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    I tried the soya pancake from your recipes and it turned out really yummy and delicious.. Will try another recipe soon.

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  • February 5, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    Things like Pasta is a proper meal where I live. Soy pancakes sound something would LOVE to try for my son. He loves snack than proper meal

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  • February 5, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    These are some really easy recipes. I just made pancake last week and i wished i knew this recipe then. Also those rolls look yumm

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  • February 5, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    I am bookmarking this post right away. My baby is a fussy eater and she wants everything fancy. I guess trying out these recipes might help.

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  • February 5, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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    My daughter loves normal milk but she is somewhat lactose intolerant and she hates soy milk. I am sure recipes will work for her. I’ll try and let you know

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  • February 5, 2019 at 10:36 pm
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    Those are some lip smacking snacks! Who wouldn’t love them! I would make cinnamon rolls and oats and soya pancake at home this weekend!

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  • February 11, 2019 at 11:08 pm
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    These snacks looks soo delicious. M book marking this post and gonna try all of these for my kidoo. I m sure he will love these

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  • February 12, 2019 at 8:06 am
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    Wow I loved the recipes you have shared .Totally new for me..My girl is a fussy eater and would love to try the varieties of healthy dishes mentioned ✌️

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  • February 12, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    Children are always looking for fun options. These recipes are contemporary as well as healthy. Will give them a try.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    Kids love their snacks more than their main meals. However as a parent, we need to make right choices. Its good to know that these snacks are healthy and are rich in protein plus they taste good too.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 6:11 pm
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    I love giving my son healthy snacks. Soy pancake and cinnamon rolls recipe seems the ones he will love to have and yet they are so easy to prepare.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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    The recipes are just awesome. I have already tried most of them.. Thanks for sharing..

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  • February 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm
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    Soy and banana pancake sounds delicious and is really easy to make! Also the smoothie looks tempting! Loved the post!

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  • February 12, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    I am gonna try the smoothie and Italian tofu pasta because kids love fancy food, my daughter refuses to eat the usual soy Sabzi and chapati.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    Protein is much needed in daily diet. It’s a good way for helping children grow stronger and smarter.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 10:17 pm
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    Wow yummy and delicious options. I am sure kids will love this healthy high protein snacks ideas.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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    Those yummy snacks tempt me to the core. High protein is indeed necessary for kids and your blog tells it all.

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