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10th Sep 2019

Always starving? 10 quick (and healthy) snacks for hungry kids

Are your kids prone to arriving home from school or creche absolutely starving too?

That, or the minute we are all heading out to the door to go somewhere, declare they are ‘super hungry’ and need a snack right this minute.

Sounds familiar? I know.

And the thing is, we all want to make sure our kids eat as healthy as possible, so I find I am always on the hunt for good-for-them snacks to whip up or prepare ahead, and have, I am happy to admit, assembled quite the collection of recipes at this stage.

Want to be prepared for all those starving kids, not-yet-dinner moments? There 10 are about to save you, mama:

1. Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

If you have school-age kids, these granola bars make a great addition to their lunch box, or an after school snack — and they also act as a convenient on-the go breakfast or mid-afternoon pick-me-up for us mamas too.

For full recipe, click here.

2. Greek Yogurt Cheerios Snack Bites

Transform Cheerios into a batch of irresistible, yogurt-covered snacks, sweetened with honey and with added crunch from pecans.

For full recipe, click here.

3. Apple Nut Butter ‘Donuts’

This so-simple 3-ingredient recipe turns apple slices into “donuts.” Topped with nut butter and coconut, they make a satisfying no-added-sugar dessert or healthy snack.

For full recipe, click here.

4. Coconut Mango Muffins

These are best right out of the oven but they also freeze well! Store them in an airtight bag in the freezer for up to a month. Pop them in the microwave for 20 or so seconds for a warm muffin-y breakfast or snack.

For full recipe, click here.

5. Frozen Banana Lollies

These healthy lollaies are a great way to use up ripening bananas (and a clever and healthy alternative to ice-cream).

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6. Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

These tasty treats are vegan, require no baking, and come together quickly in the food processor — but best of all, they taste like carrot cake!

For full recipe, click here.

7. Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola

Serve with Greek yogurt for the perfect healthy, super-tasty snack.

For full recipe, click here.

8. Peaches and Cream Pecan Smoothie

This actually taste like ice cream!

For full recipe, click here.

9. Lime and Parmesan Popcorn

Skip the bag of microwaved popcorn and satisfy a snack craving by making your own flavored popcorn. In this healthy popcorn recipe, we use Parmesan cheese, lime zest and a hint of chili powder, but feel free to use your favorite spices. For the best flavor, opt for olive oil cooking spray to help the toppings stick to the popcorn.

For full recipe, click here.

10. Carrot Stars

Not only are these yummy on their own, but they are also perfect for serving with a healthy dip like hummus or Greek yogurt.

For full recipe, click here.