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Healthy snacks - what do you give? 3yo and 6yo

(13 Posts)
Gorran Mon 13-Jun-11 14:45:17

I'm running out of ideas, and a lot of suggestions I make to my children (eldest, particuarly) are rebuffed. So - what do yours have?

I generally offer (for eg. an after school snack before dinner) -
Toast
Crumpet
Bowl of cereal
Cheese
Fruit
Toasted teacake

The 6yo tends to want something more unhealthy but I don't often give in. I'm just getting a bit bored of offering the same old. Generally, snacks between meals are just fruit - but after school I'm happy to offer something a little more substancial, before dinner.

meditrina Mon 13-Jun-11 14:48:02

Rice cakes and breadsticks (maybe with hummus or taramasalata) are the usual ones. Maybe nutrigrain bars or rich tea biscuits.

bytheMoonlight Mon 13-Jun-11 14:49:47

crudites is my fall back snack of choice when dd1 (3yo) is whinging about being hungry. Carrots sort out the healthy side and houmous is the stodge to fill them up - an all round winner IMHO

Cattleprod Mon 13-Jun-11 14:51:28

frozen yogurt sticks (frubes etc)
Cheesy biscuits
Rice Cakes
Raisins

Gorran Mon 13-Jun-11 14:53:32

Ah, frozen yoghurts, I forget to buy those - the eldest likes them (but she doesn't like yoghurt, go figure) so will grab some this week.

The little one likes carrot and houmous, but the big one doesn't.

snailoon Mon 13-Jun-11 14:58:07

Wholemeal pita with hummus; carrot, cucumber, pepper w. hummus; peanut butter spread on apple, banana or crackers; fried tofu chunks with soy sauce to dip in; homemade popcorn with a little salt; frozen (or fresh) banana and berries blended with milk or rice milk; plain yoghurt with lots of things mixed in (let child do it himself, mine like: chopped fruit, different nuts, a bit of juice, a TINY bit of maple syrup, a handful of muesli, seeds raisins, fruit sweetened jam etc); Sushi (very easy, just cover a piece of nori with leftover rice and roll it up around some cucumber, and dip in soy sauce).

niamh29 Mon 13-Jun-11 19:35:45

Small pitta with tomato sauce, peppers and cheese (pitta bread pizza)
Toast with peanut butter and sliced banana on top
Fruit salad

Good post, i'm getting lots of good ideas!

LeninGrad Mon 13-Jun-11 19:38:46

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DownyEmerald Mon 13-Jun-11 22:03:02

Oatcakes and peanut butter fave at the moment.

KarenHL Mon 13-Jun-11 22:06:32

One thing we have regularly (sounds a bit strange, but is actually yum) is apple slices with peanut butter. It's one of the suggestions on the www.savingdinner.com site. I found it helpful for ideas on healthy nibbles (and no, I don't work for them).

Flour tortillas (two) sandwiched with tuna, grated cheese and onion/pepper/sweetcorn and dry fried in the pan on both sides, cut into triangles is a huge fave here.

Bagels with marmite or cheese/ham

Corn on the cob

Yoghurt/quark/fromage frais

Cold dry roasted potatoes as a left over from dinner (we use an oil spray to cook them so barely any fat)

dikkertjedap Mon 13-Jun-11 22:19:07

- petit filous or yeo valley or activia yogurt
- freshly make milkshake with fruit and milk and ice cream in blender
- a platter with biscuits with cheese, boursin, pate etc.
- falafel and kibbeh (waitrose sells ready made)
- ready made small cake bases (there are six in a pack, sponge type), mix a - - - box of quark with strawberries and some sugar, cover each base, garnish with - a strawberry and you have made some nice (and in my view) quite healthy tartlets
- ham-cheese tosti
- white muffin as a base, top with some passata (thick tomato sauce) and - some grated mozzarella or other cheese, in oven for cheese to melt and you have a mini pizza in an instant
- grissini wrapped in bressaola, ham, salami

Lovemy2babies Tue 14-Jun-11 11:50:44

Great ideas!

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