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5 healthy snacks that keep kids full for longer Lock Rss

If you've got a growing child in the house, chances are you've heard them say "I'm hungry!" several times a day. Here are some ideas for healthy snacks which will fill them full of nutrients and vitamins:

1. Nuts and nut butters
A handful of unsalted nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, cashews etc) are a great tasty way of getting extra protein, vitamins and fibre into your child's diet. Try sprinkling a few on their breakfast cereal or a handful as a snack in their lunchbox. Nut butters are also great either for breakfast, lunch or as a snack - we love almond butter (available from most good supermarkets or your local health food store) or you can try adding a tablespoon of nut butter to smoothies.

2. Berries and Yoghurt

Keep a packet of frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries or strawberries) in the freezer so that you always have them on hand. Most kids love berries and as an added bonus they are full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and fibre. For breakfast or a tasty snack, put half a cup of berries in a bowl with yoghurt, add a teaspoon of honey as desired and serve.

3. Avocado on wholegrain toast

Avocados are a delicious powerhouse of nutrients. Mash half an avocado with a fork and spread on toast. You can add grated cheese or just season with a little pepper and salt.

4. Hummus

Hummus is a delicious dip / spread made from tahini, chickpeas, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice. You can either make your own or pick up some from the supermarket. It's great as a spread on toast or as a dip with carrot sticks.

5. Cheese and veggies

Cheese is a tasty source of calcium and protein. Cut up cheese cubes and alternate with slices of veggies (capsicum, carrot etc) and arrange in fun shapes on a plate.

What healthy snacks do your kids love? We'd love to hear what you pack in their lunch boxes or give them as in between treats!
Nice tips
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