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15 fun, healthy, and delicious snacks for kids

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Emma Shafqat
Paediatric dietitian

It can be tough to come up with nutritious and appealing snack ideas for children, so here are 15 ideas to keep you (and your kids!) going.

From sweet to savoury, there’s something for everyone here. And the best part? They’re all really easy to make. So, what are you waiting for? Get snacking!

  1. Fruit kebabs with whatever you have in your fruit bowl (you can make these with your little one!)
  2. Baby carrots and dip such as hummus, tzatziki, or avocado
  3. Energy balls: mix oats, peanut butter, honey, desiccated coconut, and vanilla and store them in the freezer
  4. Peanut butter and apple
  5. Popcorn and fruit (a great alternative to crisps!)
  6. Malted loaf with butter and berries
  7. Cheese crackers or toast with apples
  8. Homemade smoothie
  9. Yoghurt with granola and berries
  10. Toast with avocado and a hard-boiled egg
  11. Wholemeal pitta bread with soft cheese, avocado, or hummus
  12. Cheese and crackers with fruit
  13. Rice cakes with peanut butter and apple
  14. Crumpets with almond butter and apple
  15. Banana pancakes (you can batch make these and freeze them!)

I hope you enjoy these snacks! If you’d like more like this, you can find more from me by downloading my new e-book or, for a one-to-one consultation, visit www.dietitianwithadifference.co.uk.