By Rosemary Marchese
Physiotherapist and mum of 3 fit kids
5 quick snacks for kids on the go
While life can be busy and it can be much easier to pick up a snack at the service station on your way home, chances are that snack is setting you and your kids up for a grumpy afternoon. The foods you find at home are going to (hopefully) healthier and give the kids the ‘pick-me-up’ of energy they need to get through the afternoon with smiles rather than stressed out faces.
Healthy, simple and quick snacks for kids
This week’s simple 5 ideas are fresh, fabulous and remarkably easy. Sometimes we just need to back to basics!
Day 1 : Tuna and cucumber
- Slice the cucumber and place a small chunk of tuna inside.
- Connect using a toothpick or equivalent.
Day 2: ½ Open sandwiches
Try a few different things on bread or toast to get their energy levels boosted.
Interesting and healthy toppings include:
- banana and avocado,
- cottage cheese,
- sliced pear and pecan.
Day 3: Apple salad
Chop up an apple and add in chopped almonds and walnut, pumpkin sees and drizzle with lemon or lime juice.
Day 4: Tomato with bocconcini sticks
Chop some cherry tomatoes and connect with small bocconcini. Attach a little basil and drizzle with balsamic vinegar if you like.
Day 5: Blueberry and coconut smoothie
- 1.5 cups of chilled coconut water
- 1 cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 2-3 mint leaves
Blend and serve. Yum!