Kids are always ‘STARVING’ when they get home from school……
When I was a kid, I remembered clamouring for my mum’s homemade chocolate yogo every time I get home from school. To me, it tasted like heaven but it was actually filled with too much sugar that made me hyper until the night! But as a school kid, those afternoon snacks are too good to be true!
Now that I’m a mum, I make sure that my kids have something to go home to after engaging in a lot of school activities.
Here are some simple yet healthy snack ideas for the kids!
Novel Ways to Get More Fruit Into Them:
Prepare some Ritz biccies and top ’em with some good old whipped cream, blueberries, strawberries and any other fruit. Your kids could get the sweetness they want but in a nutritious way!
Are your kids bored with having the same apple slices in their lunch bags? Try doing a twist on it by baking it and turning it into yummy, crispy chips!
Grab some Ritz biccies again, some strawberries (or any fruit your kids like), some whipped cream and Nutella. Layer them all together and you’re good to go! Perfect for adults too!
4. Fruit Popsicles
Not only for summer, these fruit popsicles are perfect for an after school snack. The fruity coolness will soothe your kids’ tired spirits.
5. Caramel Apple Grapes
Caramel Apple Grapes are the perfect snack! Grapes dipped in caramel and then in nuts. A little treat that tastes like caramel apple in every bite.
Healthy & Delicious:
Prepare some ‘Graze Trays’:
7. Have an assortment of fruits and vegetables for your graze tray.
It should look appealing to your school-aged kid. Especially if he or she is a picky eater. We particularly love this one from Burp Rags and Bustiers!
8. You can also include some biccies and some antioxidant-rich fruits.
9. Graze trays allow your school-aged kid to pick from different choices.
10. You could also opt for protein rich graze trays.
11. Or introduce them to vegetables with this ham and cheese ensemble.
Foods on a Stick:
12. Ham and cheese always go together.
Add a slice of an apple and poke everything with a stick, and you’re good to go!
13. A fruit barbecue is also a good after school snack!
14. How about a club sandwich on a stick?
Healthy Wafer Cone Snacks:
The fruity goodness of fresh produce plus a hint of cream could actually make your kids think they’re eating ice cream from a shop. You can also incorporate some chocolate syrup if you want.
18. Taco Salad Cones
If the kids love Tacos then this one should be a winner! You can make them snack sized ones to make sure they finish everything up.