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