Packing your kids a healthy and tasty school snack is often a rarity. They either come home with the same packed lunch which as been left untouched, or bought something from the school’s canteen. Stick to simple foods with lots of vibrant colours that will no doubt catch their interest.
Fruits are nutritious snacks which are packed with energy and taste super sweet which children love. Depending on what season we’re in and what’s on offer at the supermarket, try to make a vibrant fruit salad and be sure to include some of your child’s favourites into the mix. Grapes, watermelon slices and apple are hassle free and don’t require forks and other utensils either. Simply pack them into a zip lock bag and they’re sure to be a hit.
Sweet potato fries
Fries are always well received by children, but try the healthier route and cook them up some sweet potato chips instead. They are healthier than your regular potato and are filled with necessary vitamins and nutrients but still taste like a regular chip. Just prepare them the night before, and store in your children’s lunch box.
Prepare mini pizzas which are yummy and nutritious for lunch or dinner snacks. Pop on some of your child’s favourite toppings, and try to include cooked capsicum and carrot for an extra boost of vitamin C. Create a design such as funny faces with your child the night before, and let them help out to create their perfect mini pizza.
Nothing beats a yummy yoghurt for a healthy snack at any time of the day. Packed with fruits and has a creamy consistency, they are a rich source of calcium and contribute to healthy teeth and bones.
These are just a few suggestions which are easy to prepare, and will give your child a boost of energy at school. If your child is picky with vegetables, add a few pieces of carrot and cucumber to a fruit salad. It will even out the sugary treats and give them a portion of their daily serving of vegetables.
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By Felicia Sapountzis