Healthy snacks for teens to take to school?

(4 Posts)
notagiraffe Wed 21-Sep-16 08:26:37

I need some inspiration. DS2 is overweight. He has some health issues which mean he can't do high impact sports or running, and since this came to light and he's stopped, his weight has crept up and up. Even though we went swimming and cycling and walking - stuff he is allowed to do, over summer, I've noticed that he has become really chubby and am scared from some things he's said that he might have got teased when he started school this term.

I know he uses pocket money to buy really sugary high fat after school snacks like packets of biscuits and donuts sad and want to try and get him onto healthier snacks. DH is forever buying multipacks of crisps, soft white bread and biscuits for them to eat after school and whenever I ask him to stop he gets very defensive.

Can anyone suggest some healthy, nutritious snacks that teenage boys actually like? (I suggest apples and he takes them to school but they come home again night after night.)

LizzieMacQueen Wed 21-Sep-16 08:29:55

Popcorn, you can buy them in crisp packet sizes.

Ice lollies, the ones that are basically frozen fruit juice.

Neither will fill him up, is he getting a decent breakfast? Mine like to have beans on toast.

AtleastitsnotMonday Wed 21-Sep-16 09:26:45

How about the flavoured rice cakes?
Maybe something high protein would help, cold cubes of fritata?
Veg and salsa dip

notagiraffe Wed 21-Sep-16 12:43:00

Thanks for the replies.
These are good ideas.

We do buy the small packets of popcorn sometimes, but not as often as crisps hmm. Flavoured rice cakes is a good idea. We have lollies for when they come home from school.

He always has a good breakfast - beans on toast or a bagel with grilled fish fingers or cheese and ham.

I love the idea of frittata but he wouldn't touch it. Veg and salsa dip is a possibility. He quite likes carrot and cucumber and pepper sticks. He'd like a salsa dip.

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