HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS FOR KIDS
When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks:
- Create a yoghurt sundae: Top plain yoghurt with fresh or frozen fruit and sprinkle with your favorite whole-grain cereal.
- Pita Pockets: Stuff a small whole wheat pita with sliced tomato or red pepper and a slice of cheese. Melt in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. Another option is to stuff your pita pockets with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon.
- Dip those veggies: Slice up a variety of delicious fresh veg (e.g. carrots, cucumber, baby tomatoes) and dip them in some hummus, cottage cheese or yoghurt.
- Roll ups: Roll a slice of shaved turkey or chicken around an apple wedge or a slice of cheese.
- Make a fruit sandwich: Cut an apple into slices. Spread peanut butter (no sugar or salt added) or any other nut butter between the slices to create an apple sandwich.
- Sandwich Cut-Outs: Make a sandwich on whole grain bread. Cut out your favorite shape using a big cookie cutter. Eat the fun shape and the edges, too!
- Peanut butter balls: Mix together peanut butter (no sugar or salt added) and All Bran flakes in a bowl. Shape into balls.
- Frozen bananas: Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.
- Ants on a log: Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins.
- Make your own trail mix: Mix ¼ cup unsalted nuts, ¼ cup dried raisins or cranberries, and ¼ cup of your favourite whole grain cereal. Divide into individual sandwich bags.
- Jacket potato: Microwave a small baked potato. Top with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salsa.
- Make snack kebabs: Put cubes of low-fat cheese and grapes on sosatie sticks.
- Smoothies: Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana for 30 seconds for a delicious smoothie.
- Build a rainbow: Get your kids to make an edible rainbow using different coloured fruits
For more snack ideas for kids, contact Munchwize, Dieticians in Cape Town.