Vegan and nutrient-packed snacks for your kids

Vegan and nutrient-packed snacks for your kids

Let’s talk about vegan recipes for kids that they will love.

It’s not necessary for your child to be vegan to try these recipes; they can help you to feed him in a balanced way by reducing the food of animal origin.

It’s curious how sometimes it is debated on whether a child should have a plant-based diet or not, but it's not questioned the amount of refined sugars, processed foods and junk food that children consume today. We should try to give them a healthier diet and for that, many vegan recipes can be prepared for children, whose difference they won’t notice with those of animal origin.

In this selection of recipes for children, protein is derived from legumes and vegetables without any animal-derived ingredients. These ideas are good not only for parents who have decided to give their child a plant-based diet but also for those who want a more varied and healthy diet.

Easy oatmeal and banana cookies

Vegan cookies

If your child is going to eat cookies, it’s so much better if they’re healthy and without an excessive amount of sugar. The cookies in this recipe are a good choice because they only have the natural sugar of the banana. They can be accompanied by a glass of almond milk.

Ingredients:

  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 40 grs. dark chocolate chips

Method:

-Crush the bananas and mix them in a bowl together with the rest of the ingredients.

-Cover a baking tray with parchment paper and with a spoon place some cookie balls”, squashing them a little.

-Bake 15-20 minutes at 180º C in a preheated oven.

 

Vegan (and full of vitamin C) chocolate spread  

Chocolate spread

This recipe is made with banana, orange, dark chocolate and sugar, which we recommend replacing with brown cane to make it healthier. Fruit makes this spread to have vitamins, while chocolate provides a lot of energy, in addition to be delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange
  • 3 bananas
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 100 grs. dark chocolate

Method:

-Crush the bananas and mix them with the sugar and the juice of an orange.

-Cook the mixture over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring constantly.

-Add the chocolate in pieces and keep stirring until it melts.

-Pack the spread in a jar and keep it in the fridge.

 

Oatmeal and banana pancakes

Pancakes

What kid doesn’t like pancakes with chocolate, fruit or jam? This recipe is pretty healthy as it is mainly made with oatmeal and banana.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup oatmeal flakes
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 date, 1 tsp. mascabo sugar or 1 tsp. agave syrup
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon

 

Method:

-Put the oatmeal and the warm water in a bowl and leave at rest for 15-20 minutes. Ensure that the oats are well covered by water.

-Peel and cut the banana. Reserve.

-Blend all the ingredients until a think cream, not liquid. If you notice that the preparation is too dry, you can add a bit more water.

-In a hot pan add coconut oil and with the help of a large ladle, add the mixture little by little forming the shape of a pancake.

 

Zucchini and mushroom nuggets

Vegan nuggets

Who said that nuggets could only be of chicken? This recipe is a perfect choice for kids who love nuggets without having to eat meat.

Ingredients:

  • 400 g zucchini
  • 2 tbsps. chopped onion
  • 2 pinch parsley
  • 2 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil
  • 50 g mushrooms
  • 2 tbsps. chickpea flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs

Method:

-Cut the zucchini into cubes, place them in a refractory dish and cover with aluminum foil. Cook for 30 minutes at 200º C in a preheated oven.

-Soften the mushrooms in water, drain them (reserve the water) and chop them finely.

-Chop the onion and fry it in oil.

-Add the mushrooms and 4 tablespoons of the water of your soaking and cook 10 minutes.

-Crush the zucchini with a fork, mix it with the chickpea flour, mushrooms and onions, bread crumbs, chopped parsley and salt to taste.

-Knead and form the nuggets.

-Coat in bread crumbs and fry with little oil.

 

Lentils and nuts burgers

Lentil burger

This burgers recipe is super nutritious and all the family will enjoy them!

Ingredients:

(4 portions)

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 onion
  • 250 g lentils
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 10 peeled walnuts
  • 1 pinch parsley
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cube vegetable broth
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

Method:

-Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onion and garlic (well chopped).

-Add the lentils, sauté a few minutes and cover with ½ liter of broth.

-Cover and boil until all the water is consumed and the lentils are well cooked, like a very thick purée.

-Crush them with a fork and let cool.

-Add the peeled and chopped nuts.

-Season with parsley and pepper. Add the whole flour until the dough is compact and manageable.

-With your hands make the burgers and brown them on both sides in a pan with little oil.

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