Are you the kind of mom who’s always on the go; rushing to get the kids out of bed in the morning, with their shoes on the right feet (and your shoes on the right feet!), fed and off to school? Then thinking about healthy snack ideas for your children often, and understandably, falls to the bottom of the list.
You’re busy, we get that. Once you’ve dropped the kids at school you have to get to work on time and deal with daily stresses of your office. Then you need to pick them up and take them to soccer games and ballet recitals. When you’re finally home, you still don’t stop – you’ve got dinner to make, laundry to do and the dog needs a walk. It seems never-ending, doesn’t it?
That’s why we want to help make things a little easier for you. We’re giving you a handful of simple, delicious and healthy children’s snack ideas that will save you time and ensure your whole family is enjoying a wholesome, balanced diet.
Healthy Children’s Snack Ideas
Chocolate banana and peanut butter bites
Slice up a banana, sandwich a layer of peanut butter between two pieces, dip in dark chocolate and leave in the fridge overnight to cool
Avocado & feta quesadillas
Add slices of avocado, some feta and a little hummus to mini quesadillas. Grill until the outside until they’re toasty, slip them into Charlie’s lunchbox and off you go!
Homemade granola bars
There so many great granola bar recipes out there. Granola bars are great because you can make them in batches on the weekend and the whole family can enjoy them throughout the week.
Fruity yogurt bark
It’s like chocolate, but healthy. Check out this recipe from Hello Wonderful
Parmesan roasted chickpeas
A healthier alternative to crisps and the parmesan ensures that the kids become chickpea converts!
Pea & sweetcorn fritters
You need only a few ingredients to knock together fritters and you can substitute the peas and sweetcorn for any veg you have taking up space like broccoli, spinach or courgette. Here’s a great recipe from My Fussy Eater.
Do you have any favorite quick and healthy children’s snack ideas? We’d love to hear them!