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After school snack pots – healthy snack ideas for kids

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Super easy healthy snack ideas for kids – make up batches of these easy snack pots and keep them in the fridge ready for the kids to grab and go!

We just LOVE these little after school snack pots. Not only do they encourage the kids to snack healthy, but they’re great for busy parents to grab on the go too!

You can easily make these pots up in batches and store them in the fridge. This is a great food activity for kids to get involved with too. Letting them choose healthy snack combinations helps them to eat more healthily.

Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

Hummus and carrot sticks

I usually whizz up a batch of homemade hummus for snack pots. Mainly because it’s really cheap and I only use wholesome ingredients, no additives so I know exactly what the kids are eating. It also counts towards their 5-a-day.

Once you’ve got the basic hummus recipe sorted you can flavour it up however you like.

Hummus dip pots are good with carrot batons or try a mix of cucumber and peppers.

homemade hummus drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with smoked paprika

Guacamole and bread sticks – healthy snack ideas for kids

It takes no time at all to make fresh guacamole with our really easy recipe. Or if you’re short on time use shop bought to save time.

Again, homemade guacamole will count towards the kids 5-a-day.

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Breakfast Snack Pots

Cereal breakfast snack pots are really easy to make. Add a layer of muesli or granola and top with thick creamy vanilla yogurt and a little drizzle of honey. These are a good stand-by option for breakfast too.

breakfast pots with cereal and yogurt with fruit served in little kilner jars.

Apple and peanut butter – healthy snack idea for kids

Put peanut butter into the bottom of the pot and top with apple wedges. If you’re making this ahead of time squeeze lemon juice over the apples to stop them browning.

Again, these are great for breakfast too, or for teens to eat on the way to school.

Fruit and nuts

Top up the pot with dried fruit and nuts. If your child is too young to eat nuts, or you have nut allergy then just switch the nuts for dried banana chips.

Bean dip and veggie batons – healthy snack ideas for kids

You can make a batch of bean dip in just the same way as hummus.

Top the dip with veggie batons for scooping it up with.

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Fruit and yogurt

Add a layer of fresh fruit or try a compote like our plum compote which is sweetened with honey. Then simply top the fruit layer with Greek yogurt.

Again these are great for eating at breakfast too.

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Celery and cream cheese – healthy snack ideas for kids

Fill the bottom of the snack pot with cream cheese and add slices of celery for scooping.

Salsa and cheese and breadsticks

You can make a fresh salsa which will last a few days or use shop bought to save time. Just add a spoonful to the bottom of the snack pot and then add cheese and bread sticks for dipping.

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Berries

This is super easy – just fill the pot with mixed berries.

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

Healthy snack pots are great to have made up in the fridge ready to munch.

They make it easier to choose a healthy snack and are packed with vitamins and minerals.

Even if the kids grab two snack pots they still won’t ruin dinner and they’ll be eating well. It’s a great habit to get them into.

Ready made healthy snack pots are a great way to steer yourself into snacking healthily too.

We use the Sistema Yogurt to Go pots as snack pots.

They’re the perfect size for snacks and if you’re grabbing one to take out with you they never ever leak! We love them.

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