Forget crisps, chocolate and biscuits as snacks for your little ones - take a look at these super healthy snack ideas you can make at home in no time at all!
1. Cereal Clusters
Mix whole grain cereal with chopped dried strawberries in a bowl. Add in some flavoured yoghurt and mix it all together. Then portion the mixture into muffin moulds and leave in the fridge for about 5 minutes, or until the clusters are firm. You could swap the strawberries for another fruit or chocolate chips if you prefer. No baking necessary and they're ready to eat!
2. Frozen Fruit & Yoghurt Bites
Spoon your favourite yoghurt into some muffin cases around half full. Then scatter your choice of fruits across all the cases making sure they're pushed into the yoghurt (you could use blueberries, raspberries, chopped pineapple, kiwi, grapes - whatever you fancy!) make them into a funny face design or just pop them in anywhere. Then put them in the freezer until they're firm and you're done! Ready to eat now or bag them up and leave in the freezer for later.
3. "Ants on a Log"
Simply spread some peanut, almond butter or cream cheese along the top or inside of a celery stick, then sprinkle chopped red grapes, tomatoes or raisins on top of the butter. Leave in the fridge until firm and that's it! You could try experimenting and putting your own twist on this by using breadsticks or sliced bell peppers for your 'log'.
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4. Baked Pitas With Hummus
Tear up some fresh pita breads and line compartments in a muffin baking tray, put in the oven until crispy around the edges. Add a healthy table spoon full of hummus to each pita bread cup and decorate with chopped cucumber, tomato or any other topping of your choosing.
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5. Help Yourself Pots
This is a great idea for when you're on the move out and about or at home. All you need to do is get yourself some small snack containers with a lid - and fill them with all your child's favourite snacks. You could chop up some carrot sticks, peppers or cucumber in one - cheese cubes in another - and a mixture of dried fruit, seeds and nuts in another. Anything thats quick to throw together and keep in the fridge until needed.
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