I introduced blueberries both my boys from six months of age, and for them both it was love at first berry! Ever since I have been on the hunt for a variety healthy blueberry snack ideas. I’ve always got a fresh punnet on hand when they are in season and not too expensive, or a freezer stash of them for other times of year.
There are so many fun and different ways of serving them, but first, let’s take a look at why you should be including them on your family menu.
According to Health Line, there are a number of health benefits as to why you may like to include blueberries in your little peep’s diet, including:
- They are high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K.
- Blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of all commonly consumed fruits and vegetables.
- Blueberries and can protect against DNA damage, a leading driver of cancer.
- Several studies have shown that blueberries have anti-diabetic effects, helping to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels.
- Like cranberries, blueberries contain substances that can prevent certain bacteria from binding to the wall of the urinary bladder. This may be useful in preventing urinary tract infections.
10 healthy blueberry snack ideas that your kids will love
Whilst it is great to simply snack on a fresh punnet of blueberries, there are a number of fun and healthy ways you can create snacks with them. These recipes your little peeps will enjoy joining you in the kitchen to make, so make sure you include them in the fun. Here are some of our favourites:
Yoghurt bark is incredibly easy to make such a wonderful alternative to sugary ice creams and ice blocks when your little peeps are looking for a treat on a hot day. Be creative with your toppings!
I just love scrolls. So do my kids. The store bought varieties are generally full of sugar, but the good news is home made scrolls are totally achievable!
On the weekend we like to hit the park first thing and will often take a simple breakfast with us. These are also convenient for mornings that turn pear shaped and you need a quick breakfast on the run for the kids!
This recipe is so simple, tasty and healthy. Your little peeps will love helping you make these!
Can you imagine the squeals of delight if you bought these out at a kids party? Get yourself some gorgeous moulds and give these a try! They couldn’t be easier.
I put these in the same category as bliss balls. They are fantastic to pop into lunchboxes or have as a snack.
A staple in our house on a Sunday morning!
The kids love these as a snack or sometimes before bed they like to have one with their milk. I quite like them with a cuppa myself!
So easy. We like to serve these up as a little dessert after dinner!
Instead of buying the sugar loaded supermarket variety, DIY! Only 2 ingredients required!
Have you considered growing our own blueberries? Check out this awesome guide to the best edible plants for kids at Family Garden Life for some great tips on growing blueberries as well as other fruits and veggies!
Did you like this list? You might also like to check out my Top 10 tips to planning healthy meals on a savvy mum’s budget!
Rachel Cassidy is the author of this article and the founder of Little Peeps Eats. She is a passionate food blogger and brand ambassador, but her most important job is being a mum! Little Peeps Eats helps families take the stress out of mealtimes by providing healthy, kid approved recipes, as well as fussy eating tips and tricks. Their website hosts a directory of nutritionists, resources and mealtime products to ensure that you have everything you need at your fingertips when it comes to feeding your family.