Getting creative with your kids’ lunchboxes or after-school snacks can feel like a real challenge. If you want to cure that post-school hunger with something quick and easy whilst still being healthy and nutritious then rest assured, we’ve got you covered.
These delicious, healthy after-school-snacks are great options for their lunch box or to keep the hunger at bay without ruining dinner.
Hummus and Pitta:
This is a quick and easy staple that keeps the kids happy time and time again. You can pair hummus with pitta, or replace the pitta with a selection of veggies such as cucumber, carrot or celery sticks for a great healthy snack. There are plenty of tasty hummus variations or different dips to try out to avoid the after-school slump.
Apple Sticks and Nut Butters:
Whatever nut butter you prefer, we can guarantee that using it as a dip alongside sliced apple or banana will be a real winner. Keep it simple, or sprinkle some cinnamon on top for a tasty nod to the autumn season. Popped corn or wholegrain crackers are other great alternatives to pair with your little ones’ favourite nut butter, whether it be peanut, almond or cashew, they make for a delicious, healthy and filling snack to kerb the hunger before dinner is served.
Make a smoothie ahead of the school run, or whizz one up on your return for a great, healthy snack. Keep your kids’ interested by blending up a different smoothie each day, or stick to your family’s favourite if you have a smoothie that you know they love and will enjoy drinking time and time again. This fresh Banana Blueberry Orange Smoothie and this smooth and creamy Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie are both brilliant kid-friendly smoothie options; they’re full of goodness and taste amazing.
Try these tasty Carrot and Raisin Muffins to give your little ones a treat whilst providing plenty of nutrition with the sneaky addition of carrot and sweet raisins. These Bran Muffins are also a great lunchbox or after-school snack option! Get creative and experiment with adding in your kids favourite fruits or vegetables. They can also be enjoyed at breakfast time for a quick on-the-go morning muffin!
With plenty of berries, nuts and seeds, these Dried Fruit Chia Bars are as filling as they are delicious, making them a great snack for lunch boxes or as an after-school pick-me-up. These healthy and delicious Granola Bars are another great alternative to your typical shop-bought chocolate or snack bars. The wholegrain bars are sweet and crunchy and are a great make-ahead snack that you can take on the go, or pack in kids’ lunches.
So why not try these healthy snack ideas to keep that post-school hunger at bay, or add them into your little ones’ lunchboxes for a tasty break or lunchtime snack.