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MoonStar07 Tue 13-Sep-16 13:14:33

So I'm fed up of seeing kids with haribos, quavers or curly dried up fruit sugar things...what's a healthy kids portable snack? I've been taking little pots of fruit chopped up but I need some protein ideas? Cubes of (God forbid) cheese?! With the fruit? And what about a low GI carb snack to go with fruit and cheese? Thanks

adaisychain Tue 13-Sep-16 13:17:27

Nairns so some oatcake type biscuits with dried fruit in them, I class those as healthy!

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 13-Sep-16 13:18:23

Oatcakes, malt loaf, avocado and cashew nut butter

PleaseGetOffTheTableDarling Tue 13-Sep-16 13:19:21

Hard boiled eggs? Or maybe cold cooked meat, chicken strips or similar?

toffeeboffin Tue 13-Sep-16 13:20:18

Peanut butter sandwich, just half and an apple?

CalmYaTits Tue 13-Sep-16 13:24:45

I wouldn't worry about protein in an afternoon snack. As long as they are eating balanced meals, fruit and carbs will fill them up until dinner.

Pineapplemilkshake Tue 13-Sep-16 13:24:58

Fridge raiders
Mini pepperami
Small bag of nuts

treggle Tue 13-Sep-16 13:27:42

Peanut butter sandwich (wholemeal bread, peanut butter with no added sugar)
Trek flapjack bars (sugary but protein)
Cold cooked chicken slices
Marmite cheeses shock grin my dd loves these

MoonStar07 Tue 13-Sep-16 13:28:47

Not sure about taking nuts into the school environment albeit it's the playground. Think nut butters are amazing though! I'll do some malt loaf (isn't that still full of sugar) and fruit and a bit of cheese today

MoonStar07 Tue 13-Sep-16 13:29:08

Zero tolerance but school

MoonStar07 Tue 13-Sep-16 13:29:16


HairsprayBabe Tue 13-Sep-16 13:29:21

Why on earth would a child need a "low GI carb" snack? Children should not be going low carb... Carbs aren't evil especially for growing kids!

purplefox Tue 13-Sep-16 13:32:26

Plenty of ideas here and on other pages of this site:

If you're feeding your child low carb I hope you're giving them lots of healthy fats in its place.

Sirzy Tue 13-Sep-16 13:32:43

Is there a reason they need a snack as soon as they get out of school? If you want to give nuts can it not wait 5 minutes until your away from school?

treggle Tue 13-Sep-16 13:32:53

If kids are getting carbs in their main meals there is no need to have carbs in snacks as well.

TwentyTinyToes Tue 13-Sep-16 13:35:24

Cheese string
Oatcake - cheese ones are nice and I will try the ones with dried fruit mentioned above
Houmous sandwich/crackers
Once a week a dried fruit thing
Organix oat bars
Breadsticks and cheese
Friday is haribo day

MoonStar07 Tue 13-Sep-16 13:35:40

Usually starving after school and asking for snacks! Low GI cos I don't want the sugar rush on the walk home! Plenty of carbs in diet through veg and nuts. Has rice and potatoes with veg curries and chicken curries. Has pitta breads and chappatis etc so lots of carbs! And of course what ever they eat at school dinners!

NavyandWhite Tue 13-Sep-16 13:36:32

Hard boiled eggs and cold chicken for an after school snack?


vvviola Tue 13-Sep-16 13:36:36

I provide the DC's childminder with their after school snack (so it goes in a seperate lunch box with them to school). We have the added complication of dairy and egg allergies.

Things that go down well:
Small pot of hummous with breadsticks or carrots (depending on how organised I am)
Raisin bread/fruit loaf
Homemade muffins
Other pieces of fruit (my kids would do anything for apples)
Mini ham sandwiches

And, frankly, the inclusion of a biscuit or two or a dried fruit roll-up thing happens frequently enough too - they are active kids with a generally healthy diet - it's not poison (and I have enough going on keeping the snacks dairy and egg free)

Stopandlook Tue 13-Sep-16 13:37:27

Keep the peanut butter away from school (please!)

Good ideas otherwise smile

MoonStar07 Tue 13-Sep-16 13:38:09

Thanks everyone

Mummaaaaaah Tue 13-Sep-16 13:38:21


Why on earth would a child need a "low GI carb" snack? Children should not be going low carb... Carbs aren't evil especially for growing kids!

Not this! Get your facts right. Low gi isn't low carb - it refers to slow release of sugars. So sweet potato instead of white potato, brown bread not white. It should avoid the sugar rush!

MrsHathaway Tue 13-Sep-16 13:39:33

My 5yo's favourite is when I have been to the supermarket and turn up with a bag of sugarsnap peas.

Protein is best doled out at home imo. After school snack is just to put them on a bit so fruit and vegetables are ideal.

That said, I'm taking Cheddars this afternoon ...

NavyandWhite Tue 13-Sep-16 13:39:54

Ds has an ice cream twice a week from the van outside school!

Not a sugar rush in sight.

NavyandWhite Tue 13-Sep-16 13:40:36

Sugarsnap peas. shock
Child cruelty wink

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