August 17, 2015

5 healthy kids snacks

Keep the kids happy and healthy with these easy snacks! These recipes are great to make for school lunches, or to have as a snack during the day.


Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

On their own as a snack or as a side with your dinner, these baked sweet potato wedges are full of vitamins and a great replacement for chips!

  • Preheat your oven to 180-degrees Celcius
  • Cut a clean sweet potato into wedges (skin on)
  • Place in a large pan and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and a little paprika
  • Bake for 30 minutes, taking them out halfway to flip
  • Once cooked, cool for a few minutes and serve

Hummus and Veggie Sticks

Hummus is super easy to make and can be kept in the fridge for several days in an airtight container. Perfect for a quick snack on the go!

  • Cut your choice of vegetables into thin sticks
  • Add a can of chickpeas, 2 teaspoons of tahini, 1 garlic clove, ½ a teaspoon of crushed sea salt and 1 ½ tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to a food processor
  • Slowly add 3 tablespoons of olive oil as it combines
  • Once the mixture is smooth and combined, serve and enjoy

Dipped Apple Slices

Cure a sweet tooth with these fun and easy-to-create dipped apple slices. Try different toppings to change things up.

  • Cut an apple into wedges, removing any seeds and core
  • Dip one half of each wedge into natural peanut butter
  • Roll the peanut butter end in cacao nibs before serving

Flavoured Yoghurt

Kids love yoghurt, but store-bought yoghurt it’s often artificially flavoured and full of sugar. You’ll never need to buy flavoured yoghurt again with this easy method.

  • Place a cup of berries, mango or banana into a blender and blitz until most of the big chunks are gone
  • Add 2 cups of Greek yoghurt and blend for a few seconds
  • Top with toasted oats or crumbled nuts (if not allergic)

Fruit Kabobs

These fruit kabobs are lots of fun for kids to try a variety of fruits. Watch small children to ensure they do not choke on the sticks.

  • Chop a variety of in-season fruits into small chunks
  • Skewer the fruit pieces, interchanging fruits, onto plastic or wooden skewers (ensure there are no sharp ends)
  • Chill in the fridge before serving

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