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OK, so this list is really for me to get myself out of the rut of offering the same sad assortment of oat cakes, raisins and if we’re lucky banana muffins as snack options.
I could make the excuse that it’s ever so tricky because my daughter refuses all fruit and veg that isn’t mushed up and magically hidden in something else.
Actually, it’s just that I don’t get myself sorted enough to think about it before the weekly shop and by then I just can’t handle having anything else whirring around in my brain that requires me to make a decision and I order exactly the same as last week and the week before and the week before that …
So, I have put together a list of 50+ quick health snack ideas that involve almost no preparation except for some stuff that you can have fun making together earlier and then shove in the freezer and some really easy baking items.
I have to emphasise I really don’t do much baking, but even I can whip up fruity or savoury muffins or very basic cakes with added fruit, in about 20 minutes from scratch with the help of a pre-schooler and they freeze well.
I’ve grouped the snacks up into different categories e.g. fruit & veg, dairy, cereal nuts & crisps, savoury muffins and I am going to just add one thing from 3 or 4 areas to my shopping list each week or at least make sure we have it in the cupboard or freezer.
50+ Quick Health Kids’ Snacks Ideas
Bread and Crackers
Cheese on toast
Cakes and Biscuits
Digestive biscuit (yes it’s a biscuit but relatively low GI)
Cereals, Nuts and Crisps
Granola & yoghurt
Low sugar cereal
‘Healthy’ crisps – i.e. brands without salt, bad fats or other additives and junk
Chunks of cheese
Hard boiled eggs
Frozen yoghurt sticks
Fruit bars / fruit leather
Fruit and Vegetables
Sticks of veg – carrot, celery, sweet corn, peppers, cucumber
Root vegetable crisps
Frozen fruit sorbet
Homemade fruit juice ice lollies
Muffins and Scones
Savoury cheese muffins
Savoury carrot and spinach muffins
Savoury pepper and cheese muffins
Muffins with vegetable leftovers
English muffins with e.g. tuna, cheddar, crème fraîche and sweetcorn or yoghurt strawberries and blueberries
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