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Snacking is normal and healthy, especially at a time when your child is growing rapidly and very active. Children often get hungry between meals and it’s important that snacks provide important nutrients, in the same way their meals do. The challenge for many parents is that children often want the unhealthy snack option. So here are our top tips on healthy snacking.

Snacks

Boiled egg and toast

Boiled egg and toast

This is an ideal snack food that can be made quickly. Both adults and kids love it.

Chicken on a stick

Chicken on a stick

This is an ideal snack food that can be rustled up while the kids are playing. Plus, it can be eaten on the go!

Crackers about cheese

Crackers about cheese

Crackers and cheese make a great snack but when out and about can go a bit soggy. Here is a recipe for the lunchbox to prevent this happening.

Hummus, veggie sticks and toasted pitta strips

Hummus, veggie sticks and toasted pitta strips

Made with chickpeas which are a great source of protein, iron and fibre. 

Pancakes

Pancakes

Making pancakes can be great family fun with this simple recipe. To make them healthier avoid adding sugar to the pancake mix and instead add a sweet topping like fresh or stewed fruit.

Peanut butter and banana on toast

Peanut butter and banana on toast

This tasty snack is easy to make and helps you on your way to meeting your 5-a-day.

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