Healthy snack ideas for you and the kids

For whenever the kids (or you!) are hungry and need to grab something quickly, here are a few of our gut-friendly and healthy snack ideas for those after-school hunger monsters.

Always try and include some protein as this will fill you and your children up more and help you to feel full for longer.

  • Boiled egg and cherry tomatoes
  • Chunk of cheddar (or other hard) cheese and apple or grapes with walnuts
  • Cream cheese on oatcakes with cucumber or tomato slices
  • Peanut (or other nut) butter spread on apple slices
  • Hummus with pitta bread and chopped vegetables (cucumber, carrots, peppers)
  • Ham slices filled with cream cheese and cucumber
  • Deli chicken slices/strips with avocado
  • Falafel with guacamole
  • Banana and peanut butter on rye crackers
  • Greek yoghurt and berries
  • Plain or salty popcorn with cherry tomatoes
  • Nuts (almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews), seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, flax) and dried fruit (apricots, prunes (unstoned), raisins, sultanas)
  • Baby mozzarella, olives and cherry tomatoes on cocktail sticks
  • Celery with nut/seed butter or cream cheese and raisins
  • Melon balls/slices wrapped in parma ham/prosciutto
  • Smoked salmon and cream cheese with avocado on toast or crackers
  • Feta chunk, olive, cherry tomato and cucumber chunk on a skewer
Healthy snack ideas for you and the kids
Sushi for a healthy immune system

Cucumber 'sushi'

Mix finely chopped peppers, avocado and raw carrot with tinned salmon or tuna. Chop a cucumber into 4cm long chunks and core out the middle. Place the salmon/tuna and vegetable mixture in the middle of the cucumber chunks.

Pizza for a healthy immune system

English muffin pizzas

Slice the muffin in half and toast, add tomato sauce/paste, your choice of toppings and sprinkle some grated cheese on top. Grill until the toppings are warm and the cheese is melted.

Energyball for a healthy immune system

Home-made energy balls

Select oats, nut butter, honey or maple syrup and your choice of nuts, seeds, dried fruit or chocolate chips with a flavour of your choice (ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, mixed spice, vanilla, cocoa powder). Place all the ingredients in a bowl, mix together, roll into balls and place in the fridge to set. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. (these can be shop-bought too, such as Ella’s and Bounce)

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Pro-Ven Probiotics aim to provide the best support for both you and your health. If you wish to know more about gut health, please do not hesitate to call us on 01639 825107 or alternatively, learn more via our blogs or in-depth proven research.

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