It has always been important for children in society to be aware of the benefits of healthy food. The five plus a day vegetable awareness campaign is a great example of promoting health awareness into young minds. The problem is alot of children are focused primarily on taste, especially at a time when their taste buds are more sensitive. This is great news for the fast food outlets, where MSG flavor enhanced foods are the most attractive food source on the lunch menu. In turn, low sodium foods like fruits, vegetables and oats become bland and repulsive, making healthy alternatives the last option to turn to.
According to the Daily News, kids’ cholesterol has significantly decreased due to transaturated fats being removed from processed foods. This does not mean we should all celebrate. We still face the issue of obesity because children follow the same lifestyle habits. There is no excuse that children should rely on fast food outlets as their food source, especially when innovations to processed foods have been made.
To help combat this problem, I created an easy homemade snack bar recipe that parents and kids can make to take to school. This can be a substitute for cookies, chips and chocolate bars.
This is a personal recipe by myself for liferoutine.
POOH BARS!!! a great tasting, healthy, take to school snack. These poo shaped oaty bars provide soluble fibre, antioxidants and essential fats which will make any parent wonder how their kids became so health driven!!
They are very easy to make. If I can make them, so can you.
recipe in order:
-2 cups of rolled oats(preferably wholegrain, gluten free Oats)
-half a cup of honey(improvise)
-half a cup of 100% nuts peanut butter(improvise)
-half a cup of cocoa(once again, improvise)
-half a cup of low fat milk
Mix the ingredients together and roll into poo shaped bars on a tray or plate. Refrigerate overnight for best results.
I am definitely not a chef, but you don’t have to be to create something healthy.
For entertainment, here is the footage on ‘What Now’ kids show…