3 delicious (and super easy) after school snack ideas your kids will love

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As a mum I understand how difficult it can be to think of new and exciting snacks that are also nutritious. I don’t know about you, but I often get stuck in a rut of offering the same snacks over and over. So I thought I’d share 3 of my favorite snack ideas that kids (and adults) love!

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Apple donuts

Not only are these visually appealing, but there are so many different flavours, colours and textures you can experiment with when it comes to toppings. Topping ideas include:

- Yoghurt, nut or seed butters, chia pod smooth

- Diced fresh fruit (e.g. strawberries, mango, blueberries, grapes, kiwifruit)

- Crushed nuts and seeds (pistachios, peanuts, sliced almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds)

- Dessicated coconut, chia seeds, muesli, rolled oats, crushed banana chips

You can get a step-by-step guide on how to make apple donuts from HelloWonderful.

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Watermelon Pizza

Not only is this a great after-school snack, but is also a fun idea for desert!

This recipe from Good Housekeeping uses ricotta and cream cheese for the base, however, you can be creative and use a variety of yoghurts, nut or seed butters or fruit puree.

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Banana or Kiwi pops

These are great for those summer afternoons when kids come home hot and bothered. Rather giving them an ice-block or ice-cream, let them tuck into one of these.

Happy healthy mamma has a great recipe for yoghurt dipped banana pops. Other ideas for toppings try: crushed nuts or seeds, shredded coconut, chia seeds or even magic sprinkles.

Coles has a similar recipe using kiwi fruit dipped in chocolate, however, you can always substitute the chocolate for yoghurt to increase it’s nutritional value.

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Hi, I’m Aspen, a university qualified teacher and nutritionist. As one of seven kids, a mum and ten years teaching experience, I understand just how challenging mealtimes can be. That’s why I’m so passionate about giving families a range of strategies to reduce fussy eating and make mealtimes an enjoyable family experience. I also work with schools doing incursions, parent information sessions and canteen menu assessment.