April 27 marks Healthy Kids Day, our national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.

Here’s 4 easy & sneaky recipes to incorporate more nutrition into your and your families diet.

Try these for yourself and see if the greens go unnoticed.

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

1 1/2 cups apple juice can substitute white grape juice, dairy milk, or almond milk
1/2 banana
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries or raspberries.
3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt.
add spinach or leafy green of choice, the blue or red from the berries should hide the green

Zucchini Noodle Pasta

Zoodles are a gluten-free pasta alternative, that even the kids might enjoy! There’s several spiralizers out there that cut your zucchini into noodles, or you can even find them pre-cut in some grocery stores! Cook down then add fresh tomatoes to your favorite sauce for an extra dose of vegetable, vitamins, and flavor!

Banana Zucchini Bread

A healthy snack, breakfast or dessert, but some recipes call for a whole cup of sugar! This one uses tasty alternatives to sugar like honey:

2 cups whole wheat or gluten-free flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
½ tbsp  unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
2 egg whites
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
¾ cup mashed banana (about 2 medium)
2 tbsp honey
¼ cup nonfat milk
1 ½ cups grated zucchini, patted dry

Veggie Fries

Simply slice either carrots, avocado, green bean, zucchini ….bread & bake until crisp!

Healthy Kids Day

Ys across the country host and celebrate this day dedicated to promoting education, activities and experiences that teach good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. Youth and families in 10,000 communities achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body. Visit your local Y’s website to see when their Healthy Kids Day activities begin!

 

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