Quick and easy after school snacks

You know the drill - children are ALWAYS starving when they get home from school. Here are 10 easy, healthy-ish snacks to have ready to fend off hunger pangs 'til supper

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1. Courgette muffins


Top tip: This is a sticky mixture, so silicon muffin cases are your best bet



2. Savoury popcorn


Top tip: Pre-mix the spices to save time (and adapt according to your children's tastes)



3. Cheese and sweetcorn pancakes



Top tip: Make up the batter in the morning (or the night before) and then keep in the fridge until you're ready to start



4. Simple onion bhajis



Top tip: If you want a healthier version, bake the bhajis in an oven at 200C for around 15 minutes instead of frying them


5. Sweet potato wedges



Top tip: Let the kids help tossing the wedges in oil if they (and you) don't mind getting their hands dirty



6. Easy garlic bread



Top tip: Prepare this up to the baking stage and then wrap in foil and chill until you're ready to cook



7. Quesadillas



Top tip: If you have fussy eaters, the jalapeno pepper is definitely optional!



8. Muffin pizzas



Top tip: Turn making these into a fun activity by roping in the kids to help



9. Carrot cookies



Top tip: Tell yourself they count as part of your five a day



10. Hidden veg rarebit



Top tip: Save the leftover sauce for more rarebits during the week


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Last updated: 2 months ago