Healthy Snacks For Kids (& Adults)

So I thought I should do a list of healthy snacks which are great for kids! I get quite a few people ask for some ideas so I thought I'd put them all in a blog so I don't have to repeat myself a lot of the time, these are also really cheap to make! For anything with fruit and veg in them you could take a trip to your local green grocer to purchase what you need, help support your town and local businesses.

1: Pure Apple Crisps.
Slice up some apples (any sort) fairly thinly, put them in the oven (fan 180) for about 20 minuets and hey presto apple crisps without being deep fried or without added extras.

2: Ants On A Log.
Slice a celery stick down length ways, use a knife and spread some peanut butter down it and then add some raisins into the peanut butter to look like ants.

3: Guacamole and Breadsticks.
To make a simple guacamole take 3 avocados and mash them up, add a pinch of salt, add a squirt of lemon juice, add some chopped up baby tomatos and then add a pinch of chili flakes (if your kid likes a bit of heat! I don't personally think guacamole tastes the same without a bit of a kick to it and my kids love it!) Then obviously give the kids some breadsticks and let the mess begin!

4: Frozen Yogurt Drops.
Get a small tray and choose the kids favourite yogurt, take a teaspoon and drop several drops of yogurt onto the tray (for an added extra you could put a bit of strawberry in the middle of the drop), place the tray into the freezer for a couple of hours, take out and enjoy! Perfect for summer!

5: Cheesey Bean Wraps!
My favourite snack/lunch food this is!
Get some wraps, lay them flat, squirt squirty cheese down the middle, throw on some kidney beans, some lettuce, tomato and whatever extra salad you like, wrap them up and then chow down! Doesn't have to be squirty cheese, I just find it helps everything stick together, but I guess you could use a condiment like mayo to help stick it! Whatever works for you best.

6: Yogurt Covered Strawberries.
Slice strawberries in half, dip them in whatever yogurt you like (some people use natural greek yogurt, I just use whatever), place the strawberries on a tray and then freeze for a few hours then enjoy!

7: Grape Worms.
More for an older kid here just because of the skewer stick. Take a handful of grapes, one by one stick them onto the skewer stick until you make a worm (however long you want) add two tiny drops of yogurt on to the top grape for eyes and then serve and eat!

8: Apple Sandwiches.
Slice the apple to whatever thickness you would like, probably not too thick though as you want the kids to be able to eat this like a sandwich. On one side of each apple slice spread some peanut butter onto it, then on one slice of apple put some raisins and granola on top, then place the other slice of apple on top. Seriously yummy!

9: Cheese & Bacon Muffins.
Okay, these aren't overly 'healthy' but they are yummy and always go down well in our house, if you've read my blog before you will know these are a HUGE hit with my children!
You can check out the recipe here!

10: Popcorn!
If you are lucky enough to have your own popcorn machine you can make some popcorn up and either leave plain or add ANY topping you like to it! Popcorn is so yummy and the kids have loads of fun watching it pop! You can pick up popcorn machines pretty cheap, I have this one which at the time I'm writing this now, it's only £19.99 on Amazon.

11: Raw Avocado & Chocolate Mousse.
I found this via the Natural Born Homeschooler facebook page which you can view here.
Recipe;
2 small or 1 large avocado
5 tablespoons of raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
2 cups of pitted dates
3 tablespoons of honey
1/2 cup of water
Add all these into a blender and mix, you may need to add more water to get a mousse consistency just add a little at a time.



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