Easy and Healthy Afternoon Snacks for Kids

Be inspired by these healthy and fun child-friendly snack recipes. 

Preparing an afternoon snack for your kids doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming....

With a few nutritious ingredients and a touch of creativity, you and your kids can create delicious homemade snacks together that will be healthier than pre-packaged alternatives. 

Accredited Bupa dietitian Christine Wong shares some fun snack recipes with three or fewer ingredients below: 
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Healthy and fun child-friendly snack recipes

Apple race cars 

1 apple
4 green or red grapes, halved
8 toothpicks 

Cut apple into wedges. Slice off the core. Slip two toothpicks into each apple wedge to become the car axles. Place grape halves on each side of the toothpick for wheels. 

Serves two.

Capsicum boats 

1 small red capsicum
1 x 95g can of tuna in spring water, drained
1/4 avocado 

Cut capsicums into quarters lengthways and remove the seeds and membrane. Place tuna in a bowl. Use a fork to flake the tuna and mix pieces of avocado into the tuna. Spoon the tuna mixture into the capsicum pieces. 

Serves two.

Berry good smoothie

300g berries
125g plain/ low-fat yoghurt
1 teaspoon honey
Add all ingredients into a bowl and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass.
 
Serves two.

Ants on a log 

1 stick celery
4 teaspoons peanut butter
12 sultanas

Wash celery and cut into four lengths, about 4cm long. Spread 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on each piece of celery and put three sultanas on top. 

Serves two.

Banana pancakes 

3 small ripe bananas
3 eggs

Mash bananas well and whisk in egg. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a low-medium heat.  Pour in 1/3 cup of the banana batter, and cook until bubbles form on the surface. Flip pancake over and cook for a further one to two minutes.

Makes three pancakes.

Your kids’ attitudes towards food start early, so it’s important to teach them healthy habits from a young age. By encouraging them to take an interest in what they eat and involving them in making it, you can help them form healthy eating habits for life. 

Bupa Team Family

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