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Healthy Snack Ideas For Children

Finding healthy snacks that children can enjoy is a struggle many parents face. However we have gathered five healthy (and delicious!) snack ideas that can all be made with five ingredients each!

Chocolate Chip Granola bars

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup honey( or liquid sweetener of choice)
  • 1/4 cup of any nut or seed butter
  • 1/4 cup of dried fruit or chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 Celsius.
  2. Line a rectangular oven dish with parchment paper and set aside
  3. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and and mix till fully combined.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the oven dish and use a spoon to flatten until even.
  5. Bake for 20 mins.
  6. Leave to cool and slice into small granola bars.

This is a perfect snack to have at home or on the go. Store in an air tight container. Lasts up to 1 week. Suitable for children aged 2+.

Mini Egg Cups

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup spinach
  • half a bell pepper
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius
  2. Dice the veg into small bite size pieces
  3. Grate the cheese
  4. Add the chopped veg, grated cheese and eggs to a large mixing bowl. season to taste and mix until fully combined.
  5. Pour mixture into a 12 hole cupcake tin until 3/4 of the way full.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 mins.
  7. Can be eaten hot or allow to cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

These colourful egg cups are the perfect protein filled snack to get your children eating more veggies. Lasts up to one week in the fridge or can be frozen for up to 3 weeks. Suitable for children aged 2+.

Banana Oat Cookies

  • 2 Medium ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp of plain flour
  • 2 tbsp honey ( or liquid sweetener of choice)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius. Line a baking tray with Parchment paper.
  2. in a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl until combined. Add more flour if necessary. Should be a thick consistency that’s slightly stickier than cookie dough.
  4. Spoon a tablespoon sized sized amount onto the baking tray. No more than 6 per tray.
  5. Bake for 20 mins. Once baked allow to cool so the cookies can set.

Store in an airtight container. Lasts up to 1 week. Suitable for children aged 1+. Perfect for baby led weening.

Pizza Muffins/Bagels

  • 1 bagel or English muffin
  • 1 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 30g Grated cheese
  • 2 topping of your choice ( tuna, chicken, sweetcorn, mushrooms, pepper, pineapple chunks)
  • Preheat the oven to 150 Celsius. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Slice the bagel/muffin in half.
  • Spread the tomato puree across both halves.
  • Top with the cheese and then your chosen toppings.
  • Place on the baking tray an bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese if a light golden brown.

This is a quick and easy snack to help curb those pizza cravings. Can also be made in larger batches for the perfect party nibble. Suitable for children aged 2+

Chocolate Nut/Seed butter Energy Balls

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup nut/seed butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 6 pitted dates
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend till a slightly sticky mixture has formed.
  2. Use a teaspoon to Scoop the mixture and roll into small balls.

These are the perfect snack to fuel your child throughout the day. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Suitable for children aged 1+. Perfect for baby led weening.

We hope you enjoy trying out these healthy snack ideas. Let us know what you think and tag us on social media. We would love to see your creations!