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Healthy snacks for kids - inspiration needed!

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Toowittoowoo Sun 08-Jan-17 18:32:28

Can anyone suggest some healthy snacks for after school? I have just started DD1 in a couple of activities after-school so i need to think of some snacks to keep her going until we get home for tea at 5.30pm.

She is a slim, tall and active 6 yr who never seems to eat enough (unless it is covered in sugar but I am not just giving her lots of biscuits as much as she wants them! ). I'll have to give the same snack to DD2 as well and she only 2 yrs old, is nowhere near as active and eats everything that is put in front of her!

So far I can think of a banana - any other ideas?

early30smum Sun 08-Jan-17 18:48:00

Chopped raw carrots and hummus
Raisins or a small amount of other dried fruit such as dried apricots, plus a bit of cheddar cheese
Mini oatcakes maybe with some spread such as marmite of Philadelphia
Nairns oat biscuits which are a lot lower sugar than most
Homemade flapjack
Other fruit like a satsuma or apple
Water crackers maybe with spread like marmite of Philadelphia
For a treat the fruit 'yo yos' or paws
Small sandwich made with wholemeal bread
Pitta and hummus
Plain unsalted popcorn although not for the 2 yr old
The plainest crisps with no added rubbish

Crumbs1 Sun 08-Jan-17 18:53:51

Cheese or egg sandwich on brown
Pitta bread stuffed with salad and hummus
Warmed up leftover pasta/macaroni cheese/Rissotto
Vegetable and halloumi kebabs
Fruit kebabs
Punnet raspberries or blueberries

Sammysquiz Sun 08-Jan-17 19:18:37


Toowittoowoo Sun 08-Jan-17 20:18:29

Thank you - that has given me quite a few ideas to try. She is so fussy that I know what will happen, I will bring out the snack and DD2 will eat all of it and DD1 (who is the one doing 45 mins of excersie) won't touch it!

I think i'll try a few of those ideas and then if she refuses to eat them I shall revert to apple/satsuma/banana.

GrowingAPea Sun 08-Jan-17 20:18:43

Slice some banana into rounds and put a bit of meridian peanut butter on them
Cheese cubes and dried cranberries
A handful of dry bran flakes and blueberries
A handful of dry ricecrispies
Healthy homemade flapjacks
Savoury flapjacks
Healthyish corn snack crisps
Humous with breadsticks
Some cashew nuts

They're just a few that my DS likes. Most of them are mess free so it doesn't have the big faff of cleaning up after! smile

ZouBisou Sun 08-Jan-17 20:35:00

DS (11) loves:

Cucumber stick / carrot sticks / cherry tomatoes / radishes
Preferably but not necessarily with a dip: humuss, tuna paté, taramasalata



Apple compote

AtleastitsnotMonday Sun 08-Jan-17 22:55:58

How about a milk based drink? Banana milkshake/smoothie etc.
May sound a bit odd by roasted chickpeas are a delicious snack.
Mini bagel with philli.
Homemade tortilla chips (oven baked wholemeal wraps cut into triangles

Buildthemup Mon 09-Jan-17 19:10:07

Pea can you share flapjack recipes?

I made some such delicious ones today made with banana and sweet potato for sweetener but DCs weren't keen. I have eaten ten.

Soya beans roasted in the oven with Parmesan (similar concept to roasted chick peas)

Crackers with peanut butter, tahini or mackerel pate

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