Always on the run? 5 easy-prep (and super healthy) snacks for the kids 2 months ago

Always on the run? 5 easy-prep (and super healthy) snacks for the kids

Brought to you by POM-BEAR, the bare bear snack.

When an extra burst of energy is needed, a healthy snack is key.

If someone’s getting a little bit fed up and cranky, but dinner is still a long way off, having a healthy snack on hand is super beneficial.

Thankfully, a healthy quick fix needn’t be too difficult to achieve, and it doesn't always have to take a long time to prepare either. Here are some healthy bites the kids (and parents) will love.

Chickpea Roasties

Whip out a can of chickpeas, pour contents into a strainer and rinse thoroughly. Ensure all chickpeas are well dried and place on a roasting tray. Pop in the oven at around 180C for 15 minutes and they’ll get a little crunch to them. Pop on some flavour like a pinch of salt or pepper, and you’ve got yourself an easy, super healthy snack.

POM-BEAR

It’s the ultimate easy snack. With no prep required, POM-BEAR is gluten free, vegan, contains no artificial flavours or colours AND one pack contains less than 100 calories. And yes, they taste yummy!!

That’s not all POM-BEAR offers. If you have a little one at home who loves to colour, the famous POM-BEAR himself is available here to download onto your mobile/computer, and print. We gather from these images that POM-BEAR loves to skateboard, play football, sing and dance, and even play dress-up! Head over to POM-BEAR’s Facebook page to have a peek at some super fun competitions too.

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Fruity Skewers

Now that it’s summer (and fingers crossed it’s a bit warmer) fruit skewers are SO simple yet fun for children to dig in to. Try cutting up and popping on some strawberries, banana, mango, kiwi, apple and pear.

Strawberry and Oats Ice Lolly

For a super fun brekkie or a treat at home, have these cooling goods handy in the freezer. All you need is some Greek yogurt, a ripe banana, oats, maple syrup and strawberries. (NOM.)

(Recipe makes 8 to 12 pops - depending on your molds)

2 cups Greek yogurt
1 large ripe banana
8 ounces strawberries, hulled
1/4 cup porridge oats
2 tablespoons maple syrup

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Pour all ingredients into a blender. Puree until smooth, and then pour into moulds, freezing for four to six hours until solid.

(Recipe via Stirandscribble.com)

Homemade Trail Mix

So many trail mix options we buy are filled with extra salt and additives. By creating our own mix, filled with various kinds of nuts, flax seeds, cranberries, chopped dates (and anything else we might like), we can rest assured the kids are getting a nutritious snack.

Let’s be honest, we can never get in veg. One of the easiest ways to get kids to eat their veggies is to wash the veg and leave it to eat raw. The likes of carrots, peppers, cucumber and celery goes exceptionally well with a dip of hummus, making the taste extra great.

Brought to you by POM-BEAR, the bare bear snack.

Download the POM-BEAR printables here for some colouring fun.