5 quick snacks for kids on the go

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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!

tuna and cucumber

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.open sandwich

Interesting and healthy toppings include:

  • banana and avocado,
  • cottage cheese,
  • sliced pear and pecan.

 

 

 


Day 3: Apple salad

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

tomato bocconcini

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 smoothieblueberry coconut smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 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!


 

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