Not enough stress can be placed on the need to swap out unhealthy junk food with healthier (yet easy to make) options. Here are a few simple snacks which can be whipped together whenever needed.
- Slices of apple smeared with peanut butter.
A lovely combination of sweet and nutty, the crispiness of a slice of apple is delicious against the smooth (or chunky, if you choose) peanut butter. This easy to assemble snack is yummy AND healthy!
- Easy to make hung yoghurt dip with vegetable dippers.
This snack is easy to tweak – you can omit or add vegetables your children dislike or like as dippers. The hung curd can be flavoured with finely chopped spring onions, chives, or freshly chopped herbs.
- Roasted mixed nuts with a sweet and salty dusting.
High in antioxidants, nuts are easily available and a tasty, crunchy snack. Keep the nuts in an airtight jar to help them last longer.
- Devilled eggs
Hard boil eggs and slice them in half to scoop out the yolk. Add a bit of mayonnaise (or hung curd) and seasoning and mash the yolk until creamy. Using a small teaspoon or piping bag (if you’re feeling fancy), fill the empty hollows back again with the yolk mixture. These make for a yummy and protein rich snack.