With the schools being back in session the pressure to ensure kids have enough brain food is increased. Schools offer wonderfully balanced meals and whilst I am very good at cooking healthy, balanced dinners; I really struggle to encourage Ellie and Trix to eat healthy snacks rather than heading straight for the crisps and biscuits. In an attempt to improve the choices they make I have made some really fun, simple and healthy snack choices for kids and toddlers.
(Serves 2 Kids)
This Organix bug is seriously simple to make.
1 Organix Oaty Bar
2 Slices of Banana
2 Black grapes or Blueberries
- Chop the Organix Oaty bar in half.
- Cut the apple into thin slices, then cut these in half.
- Cut the grapes/blueberries in half and place on top of the banana slices.
- Assemble in the shape of a bug (see below).
Fruity Palm Tree
(serves 2 kids)
1 Small Yogurt Pot
- Chop the apple into thin slices and place on a plate in a fan shape.
- Chop the banana into thin circles and position under the apple in a curved line.
- Spread the yogurt along the bottom of the plate with a spoon and mix it through to make ‘waves’ of ‘sand’.
I have made this palm tree using apples and bananas but you could also use a green fruit for the leaves such as kiwi.
Traffic Light Fruit Kebabs
(serves 4 kids)
8 Red Grapes
8 Green Grapes
1 Green Apple
1 tbsp Natural Yogurt
- Chop all the fruit into bitesize pieces.
- Add the fruit to a kebab skewer starting with the red grapes and strawberries, then the banana, then the green grapes and apple.
- Put the yogurt in a pot for dipping.
More Snack Ideas
These are just a selection of really simple ideas and of course you can swap the fruit for anything you think your own kids would prefer.
Organix make some amazing and healthy snacks for kids which are great from weaning and beyond.
What fun snack ideas do you do to encourage healthy eating with your children?
*I was provided with a pack of Organix Oaty Bars to make the bug for this post.