Healthy After School Snacks for Kids
It’s 3pm and your kids are about to return from school, famished and ready to raid the kitchen. You are quickly slicing vegetables and fruits, preparing a healthy snack that you can serve them as an alternative to processed food. Sounds far-fetched? It doesn’t have to be! Try making these simple and delicious after-school snacks that will ensure your kids are getting essential nutrients as well as a tasty mouthful.
- Vegetables with dips It may take some experimentation to find out what combo your children like best, but there are plenty of choices for you to choose from. Carrot sticks, bell pepper slices, broccoli and cauliflower florets and celery sticks are popular options for vegetables. Serve them with an avocado dip, hummus, a ranch dip, a sour cream and onion dip, a garlic and herb dip – the choices out there are mouth-watering!
- Egg Blast Sandwiches The filling in this yummy sandwich is not boiled eggs and it isn’t omelet either. Well, what is it, you ask? We call it Egg Blast. Beat eggs with salt and pepper in a microwavable bowl and then microwave on high for a minute. Place between two slices of bread along with mayo, lettuce, cheese and tomatoes. These delicious sandwiches are light so your kids don’t spoil their dinner.
- Sweet corn and butter This one is extremely simple and equally delicious. Fill a bowl with sweet corn kernels, add a dollop of butter, a little salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly, warm up the mixture in the microwave, and serve. You can also experiment with other flavors like herbs, garlic, chilli, and lime.
- Fruit and Nut Milkshake Milkshakes are a great addition to snack time. Give your kids the goodness of fruits, nuts, and milk in a delicious fruit and nut milkshake. The options really are limitless. Bananas and cashew nuts go really well together. Perhaps strawberries and almonds, peanut butter and banana, and apples and walnuts. Add bananas to make your milkshakes creamier, or substitute the milk with yogurt to create wholesome smoothies instead.
- Fruits and dips Delicious fruits taste even better when paired with delicious dips. Many kids love having apple slices dipped in peanut butter, but you can always go for greater variety by slicing up an assortment of fruits and serving with a marshmallow cream cheese dip, a caramel dip, or a honey-yogurt dip.