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What healthy snacks do you give your DC?

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LolaColaMola Sun 09-Aug-20 19:46:58

Due to lockdown/summer holidays we have been eating far too much rubbish and too many snacks. We need to get back to eating healthily, meals are fine but I've always struggled to find healthy snacks for the DC as they like cheese strings/pepperamis/dunkers/crisps etc and they are constantly moaning about being hungry!

Any suggestions? They don't like hummous/dips really or raw veg except cucumber & lettuce but fruit is fine and they will have that for a snack but complain they are still hungry after.

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SplishSploshed Sun 09-Aug-20 19:51:09

I don't know if they fit in with your idea of healthy but I offer my 13 year old ...

Crackers and cheese

Cooked cold chicken, cucumber wedges and cheese cubes

Bagel spread with almond butter

Soup with a roll

Cheese and salad filled wraps

Small bowl of mixed nuts

Didkdt Sun 09-Aug-20 19:57:01

I make my DD popcorn from scratch it doesn't take long with the popcorn maker but doesn't feel as nice as the one made in the pan DS does his own.
I also offer cheese, yogurt (plain or fruity ones)
Fruit salad/chopped fruit
A slice of toast
Ds sometimes makes a bowl of 2 minutes noodles but it's rare.

Didkdt Sun 09-Aug-20 20:00:42

I do the sometimes with a snack they want the crunch sensation and sometimes it's hunger I would sun what they are having with healthier versions so dunkers for Philadelphia and breadsticks
Cheese strings for cheddar
Peparami for salami or chorizo slices
Crisps to popcorn if you can

Didkdt Sun 09-Aug-20 20:01:41

Think and swap not sun

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Sun 09-Aug-20 20:05:15

Rice cake with peanut butter on
Cherry tomatoes or mini cucumbers
Slice of bread and butter
Fruit yo yos or bear claw snacks
Sugar free jelly

gingerbeerandlemonade Sun 09-Aug-20 20:05:54

Cucumber sticks
Crackers and cheese
Homemade muffins
Breadsticks and hummus
Apple slices
Fruit salad

chunkyrun Sun 09-Aug-20 20:07:02

Mine loves sugar snap peas. It's the novelty of opening them. Cheese, chopped fruit. Proper Greek yogurt. Roasted chickpeas

Mrscutesmummy Sun 09-Aug-20 20:12:15

If you wizz up bananas and blackberries (or any berries you like) and freeze them it make nice "ice cream" / sorbet which is a hit here.

Greek yogurt is good
Just some roast chicken breast strips maybe the high protein content will fill them up a bit?
Otherwise just fruit really my dd is a fruit fiend she could eat it all day ( but I can't cope with the poo situation when she does). shock

NewName2106 Sun 09-Aug-20 20:18:19


Mine loves sugar snap peas. It's the novelty of opening them. Cheese, chopped fruit. Proper Greek yogurt. Roasted chickpeas

Chunkyrun what is roasted chickpeas ?

I offer popcorn, fruit, slices of meat, chocolate coated rice cakes. Sometimes there is no filling them !

RedDeadQueen Sun 09-Aug-20 20:55:33

Rice cakes with cream cheese & either cucumber or sweet chilli sauce
Bread stick, veg sticks with hummus
Cheese and crackers
Some pretzels
Energy bites
Smoothie lollies
Bowl of cereal

KitKatastrophe Sun 09-Aug-20 20:59:45

Low fat/sugar cereal bars such as alpen light or fibre one


Rice cakes


Cold cuts e.g. ham, cooked chicken, boiled egg

KitKatastrophe Sun 09-Aug-20 21:00:09


Mine loves sugar snap peas. It's the novelty of opening them. Cheese, chopped fruit. Proper Greek yogurt. Roasted chickpeas

Dont you just eat sugar snap peas whole? Do they throw away the shells?

chunkyrun Sun 09-Aug-20 21:59:44

Roasted chickpeas

Spread chickpeas out on a tray and roast 😁 season with whatever flavour, paprika always goes down well.

Sugar snap peas - yea he likes to open them and eat the peas. I'm not fussed he's eating greens

Charles11 Sun 09-Aug-20 22:32:28

Give fruit with something like cheese and crackers or half a filled pita bread. That will be more filling.

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