Healthy snack ideas for you and the kids

For whenever the kids (or you!) are hungry and need to grab something quickly - and particularly useful for the after-school hunger monster.

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)