It’s hard enough getting your kids to eat food that touches, let alone anything remotely healthy. With statistics showing that almost 1 in 3 children in the UK are overweight by the time they leave primary school, it’s more important now than ever to give them a balanced diet. Our Truly tried and tested after-school snacks are the perfect option to keep them healthy and full.
Apple slices with peanut butter and dark chocolate chips
This is a personal favourite of ours because it’s so easy and inexpensive. Slice your apples into rounds then spread a thin layer of peanut butter on the top, if the idea of eating fruit still repulses your little one, sprinkle a couple of dark chocolate chips and nuts on top. Everyone’s happy!
Banana on toast with cinnamon and chia seeds
Neat freaks beware, this one does lead to sticky fingers but is too delicious not to try. Spread peanut butter over a slice of toast and add your sliced bananas, drizzle with honey if desired and sprinkle some cinnamon over. Top the toast off with some chia seeds for added crunch or if you’re not a huge fan of peanut butter, try using almond butter instead as an alternative.
In our eyes, guacamole is always a winner and bonus points if it looks as adorable as this. To make your guac, mash your avocado in a bowl with coriander, lime juice, salt and garlic. Scoop your mixture back into the skin of one half and complete your crocodile with cucumber and olives for eyes and a carrot mouth. We recommend serving with leftover veggies or tortilla chips for fun and healthy after-school snacks. If you’ve got any leftover, we suggest popping it an airtight container for child no.2.
You’ll be the star of birthday parties with these colourful and nutritious sushi animals. Okay, they may not turn out exactly like the picture first time around, but they’re filled with so many nutrients and attractive enough that you might just get your darling cherubs to actually eat some vegetables. To make these adorable penguins mould the rice into two balls, one as the head and the other will be the body. Then trim pieces of nori sheets to replicate the head and arms – Ta da!