What ready-to-eat snacks can I have on hand for my teenagers?
Answered 2 years ago
They aren’t overly fussy just super lazy (as most teenagers are) Want to make sure there is always something in the fridge and cupboard for them to just grab and go. Im not much of a baker and work full time so not keen on cooking too much. Thanks
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We have an air fryer and they make chips and chicken in it takes 19 mins
Mini pizzas, You can get the mini pizza bases from the supermarket, and have the toppings ready to go.
We used to have them for dinner one night a week, on request.
Canned baked beans, mashed, and spread on wholemeal toast.
Roasted chickpeas. They are in the gluten free part of the supermarket. There is a brand called The Happy Snack Company. Same company has Roasted Fava beans, but I have not tried them.
If one of them is keen on learning to cook, maybe on a weekend teach them to make savoury cheese scones.
The challenge is to guide them to snacks that are not junk food.
Corn thins with peanut butter
Corn chips with guacamole or salsa
Hommus with veggie sticks
Yoghurt with museli
Nuts: almonds, pistachio, cashews
Pizzas made on English muffins
Kabana & Cheese
Dip and biscuits
Custard with fruit
Easy foccacia buns: equal parts plain full fat natural yoghurt, self raising flour, and any seasonings/add ins you like (I like to add herbs and cut olives, then top with cheese), mix it and chop into bits and bake. You could use greek yoghurt if you had that on hand instead of natural, as long as it's plain and is full fat.
I make my own pies and sausage rolls once a month to keep in the freezer, they're fully cooked you just microwave before eating, but that might be more than you're willing to do (its time consuming and fiddly).
You could make up burritos and freeze them.
My best tip is: find a youtube channel of a large family and take their recipes. You'll get bulk amounts. But if your teens are anything like I was, they'll be happy to have the extra snacks available.