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Snack attack: time to go on the offensive

19-Feb-2018

Ever noticed how kids are more likely to eat healthier options when it’s prepared and ready for them? Having plenty of fresh fruit and veg on hand is one way to help hungry kids make the healthier choice when they hit the pantry or fridge for a snack.

 Try offering snacks like:

  • baby carrots or cucumbers
  • naturally sweet grape tomatoes
  • vegie sticks such as carrot, capsicum or celery sticks and some hummus
  • fresh, crunchy snow peas
  • chopped up fruit, slinky apples, or easy peel options like bananas and mandarins
  • cheese slices or pieces
  • canned corn (creamed, sweet or baby)
  • tin of tuna
  • frozen fruits, like blueberries or mango pieces
  • frozen peas
  • trail mix – sunflower seeds, nuts and dried fruits
  • smoothies
  • fruit salsas
  • avocado salsa or a yoghurt-based dip
  • mini muffins – sweet or savoury
  • fruit sorbet, especially for hot summer afternoons
  • banana bread
  • Hard-boiled eggs.

Healthy snacks