Healthy snacks for kids in Singapore that are too good to resist!
When it comes to healthy snacks for kids in Singapore, here are some new options which are yumm and loaded with goodness, and good for parents too!
When it comes to healthy snacks for kids in Singapore, we always get stuck for options. The challenge is to make the snack delicious and exciting for our little ones, without compromising on its nutritional value.
Here are some great new options we found in Singapore, which are yumm and loaded with goodness, and good for parents too!
Try these healthy snacks for kids in Singapore
WOAH! Singapore’s First Protein Ice Cream!
Ice cream just got healthy with WOAH! Singapore's first protein ice cream, which has high protein, low calories, low carbohydrates and low sugar. It comes in 6 flavours (Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Strawberry, Vanilla, Peanut Butter and Cookies and Cream) and is guaranteed to wow all ages.
It is also safe for pregnant women to take.
WOAH! started as a homemade recipe by founder Edward Foo for his mum, who suffered from Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in 2017, and was undergoing chemotherapy. He wanted to provide her with a healthy and tasty option that fulfilled her dietary needs for recovery.
WOAH! Protein ice cream is vegetarian and gluten-free, and contains a powerful amino acid, L-Leucine, which stimulates protein synthesis, assists with building muscle mass, and promotes a healthier lifestyle. It is also high in minerals like calcium and iron.
Where to find WOAH! PROTEIN
Marina One, 5 Straits View #B2-17
(Marina one the heart)
Raffles place, 5 Raffles place, #B1-19
(Raffles Place MRT xchange)
Also available at selected NTUC FairPrice outlets, Sports Hub, Orchard Grand Court, Sun Plaza,
Singpost, Rivervale Mall, Tampines Mall.
Châteraisé Launches Two After-school Snacks
Châteraisé, Japan’s number one confectionery, has launch two new after-school snacks, just in time for the back-to-school season. Specially designed to appeal to children, these two products are available only in Singapore and Japan, and are made from fresh, natural ingredients.
Almost too cute to eat, the Chocolate Bear (S$5.10) is a unique offering made and decorated with pure chocolate. The face of the bear is made with edible chocolate cereal, chocolate and cocoa powder.
Next is the Choo Choo Train (S$33), a roll cake filled with fresh chocolate cream and chestnut cream.
The milk Châteraisé uses comes from grass-fed cattle that lives at a ranch in the Yatsugatake foothills. The milk is pasteurised for 30 minutes at a low temperature of 65 degrees Celsius — this process ensures that the milk retains its natural composition, flavours and nutrients.
The eggs are imported from Yamanashi and are free of additives. The chickens are given a diet comprising healthy animal feed. Local farmers also deliver fresh, sweet and delicious strawberries directly from the production area to Châteraisé.
Healthy snacks for kids in Singapore: More tips and ideas
Keeping up with hungry and hangry kids can be tough. A good snack has the power to curb a child's hunger and boost his nutrition.
According to the US based Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, "Snacks are good for kids because they help them stay focussed at school and on homework, give them needed nutrients and keep hunger at bay."
Here are some tips for healthy snacks for kids:
- To make sure your kids eat at mealtimes, don't offer snacks too close to a meal.
- If your child is underweight or a picky eater, offer nutrient-dense foods that are otherwise lacking in the diet, to add to his nutrient intake.
- Place healthy options like fruits and vegetables where your child can easily see them. For example, keep a bowl of fresh fruits in the centre of your kitchen or dining table.
Keep small containers of fresh veggie snacks (like carrots and celery sticks) at kids-eye level in the fridge. To add to their nutrient value, add a dip like peanut butter, hummus, yoghurt or avocado dip.
- Offer your kids a snack containing protein and fibre so the snacks are filling, and add to the quality of their diet.
Try these combinations:
- Cheese and pear slices
- Yoghurt, fruit and nuts
- Nuts and raisins
- Roasted chickpeas
- Wholemeal crackers with melted cheese or homemade avocado dip
- Oven-roasted sweet potato wedges