Katie from Busy Happy Kids knows how challenging it can be to come up with snack ideas for the kids. Not only do we need some nutritious goodies to pack into the lunch boxes, but often the after school munchies have the kids reaching for a snack too.
Easy snacks for kids
In order to help you avoid the pitfalls of processed and often unhealthy snacks, Katie has created a handy list of some superb snack ideas that the kids will love. If you would like to order a fridge magnet of the list, pop on over to her Facebook page, Busy Happy Kids NZ and drop her a message – they’re just $5 incl P&P!
To help you out we’ve even included some Kidspot recipes below for those that require a little bit of preparation. Happy snacking!
Recipes from the Kidspot Kitchen
Pop the homemade tomato relish in a little leakproof tub and don’t expect any leftovers! Get the recipe for Sweetcorn fritters with tomato relish
Perfect for an after-school snack, toasty dippers are the perfect partner for homemade hummus. Get the recipe for Hummus with toasty dippers
Sandwich roll ups
The trick to a great sandwich roll up is choosing fresh, tasty bread that the kids like – otherwise they will never even consider trying the filling. Get the recipe for turkey pest roll-ups
These little frittatas are made with bacon and peas but you can substitute these for other cooked deli meats or veggies. Try diced capsicum. leftover roast pumpkin or kumara, or grated zucchini. Get the recipe for Mini bacon and pea frittatas
Boost or protein balls come in many different forms. This recipe uses dates, peanut butter, raw cacao powder and almonds. Get the recipe for chocolate nut balls
A Kiwi kids classic. We’ve topped our version with a lemon icing which can be drizzled over the top. Get the recipe for Weet-Bix slice with lemon icing
We totally didn’t sneak in some veggies … or did we? Get the recipe for veggie pikelets
From Katie at Busy Happy Kids:
I started Busy Happy Kids to share activities and ideas on how parents can encourage their children to be active and get outdoors. I was a Physical Education and Health teacher prior to having children and really love encouraging other families to be active. I progressed into sharing recipes and shopping lists/menus to teach parents how to shop on a small budget.
Visit the Busy Happy Kids website for more food ideas, recipe and fun activities to do with the kids.