Ever since BB started school I feel like I’m laying on a constant buffet from 3pm until bedtime. She constantly complains that she’s hungry, and judging by the way she hoovers up everything I offer her I think she genuinely is.
One of the reasons I hate the school run is the picnic packing that’s required before hand, and six months in I’m finding it a real struggle to come up with snacks that are healthy and aren’t full of sugar, especially now we have the Sugar Smart app which reveals all sorts of hidden horrors.
So I thought I’d compile a list of ideas for healthy snacks for kids as I can’t be the only one wondering what on earth to feed them next.
1. Apple, cheese and raisins. This was one of my favourite snacks when I was little – apple and cheese cut up into chunks and sprinkled with raisins. Can be eaten on a plate or put in a tub for on-the-go, and also works well with pear.
2. Houmous and carrots. This is one snack BB hasn’t tired of since she was a baby, and can be kept interesting by using (or making) different types of houmous such as red pepper or lemon and coriander. This can also be easily tubbed up for the school run.
3. Little Dish Go Gos. These are just the job for the school gate – little bags of oat biscuits made with chia seed, flax seed and pea protein. With no refined sugar they come in raspberry, vanilla and ginger flavours, and are new to Tesco this year. Both BB and Little B love them, and they’re going to become another baby item I use for myself too! If you fancy trying them out we’ve got a hamper worth £35 to give away – scroll down to find out how you can enter!
4. Banana on toast. Another childhood favourite, you can’t beat a mashed banana spread on toast. Admittedly this isn’t so good for on-the-go, but banana on toast will fill a hole for a while when we get home from school. Can also be made more interesting by adding desiccated coconut to the banana at the mashing stage.
5. Banana & raisin bread. I absolutely love this recipe which contains just four ingredients and takes less than five minutes to prepare. You basically put banana, flour, an egg and raisins in a bowl, mash it all together and stick it in the oven. There’s no added sugar, just the naturally occurring sugar in the raisins and banana.
The team at Little Dish has very kindly given us a hamper featuring three boxes of their new Go Gos – one in each flavour – a Little Dish cookbook featuring 101 family-friendly recipes, a colour-in tablecloth and a Little Dish rucksack to give away to one reader!
All you have to do to enter the competition is comment on this post (what’s your favourite healthy child-friendly snack?) follow me on Instagram or Twitter or visit our Facebook page through the Rafflecopter link below. The competition runs from now until 12am on Friday February 19 and winners will be announced here on Saturday February 20.
Please note the competition is open to residents of the UK & Ireland only – BIG apologies to readers in Europe, America & everywhere else but it isn’t possible to send the hamper further afield. Full terms & conditions are on the Rafflecopter link. We were sent the Little Dish Go Gos free of charge for purpose of review, and as always all opinions are my own.
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