I always share plenty of fun and healthy snack ideas for kids here on the blog, after all, I’m all about making food fun for kids! But what about adults?
Today I’m taking a slightly different look at healthy snack ideas – I’ve picked out my own favourites from the kids snacks to share with you, because parents need to eat too and sometimes that yummy kids food is just too tempting!
A recent survey by Organix found that 1 in 4 parents pinch their little one’s snacks because they taste so good – so I’m not alone! Nearly half of parents admit to sneakily stealing their little one’s snacks under the guise of tasting to check it’s OK, and 1 in 5 say they’ve been given ‘the look’ by their child when they’re caught stealing their food!
If you’d like a dose of cuteness to brighten up your day, check out this fun video with whole host of little ones who think their snacks are just too good to share!
Rainbow Vegetable Savoury Muffins – muffins don’t have to be sweet, and this savoury version is stuffed with healthy hidden vegetables, yum!
Organix Cheese & Onion Lentil Hoops – have you tasted these yet? Once you do you might not want to share them with your little ones, they’re SO good!
Garlic and Herb Roasted Chickpeas – turn a tin of chickpeas into a yummy snack that the whole family will love. These crunchy chickpeas make a great alternative to nuts.
Easy Homemade Cheese Oatcakes – this super simple recipe has just 3 main ingredients and they are VERY moorish.
Savory Skewers – because no matter how old you are, everything tastes better on a stick! Try making up different combinations of vegetables, cheeses, meats and fruits for a delicious snack idea everyone will love.
Organix Carrot Stix – I bought a multipack of Carrot Stix to include in the photography for this blog post, but when I came to photograph them a week later, I discovered that my husband had eaten the lot, thus proving the point for me without even trying!
Easy Porridge Bread – a single slice of this super healthy bread will keep you full until your next meal, and it tastes amazing.
Cheese and Tomato Omelette Bites – These bite-sized omelettes make great healthy snacks for the kids, and you’ll definitely want to make enough so that there are plenty of leftovers for the adults too!
Child-friendly Guacamole – this easy homemade guacamole recipe is perfect for little ones and adult friendly too – I couldn’t stop eating the last tester batch I made!
Homemade Pitta Crisps – Have you ever tried pitta crisps? Use wholewheat pittas in the recipe to make a healthier snack that goes perfectly with the guacamole above.
Fruity Rice Cakes – top Organix strawberry rice cakes with a little cream cheese and some berries – I can guarantee you won’t want to share this snack with the kids!
Banana Yogurt Bites – one of my most popular recipes here on the blog, they’re super easy to make and never last long in our house!
Coconut & Raisin Banana Oat Cookie Bites – easy enough for the kids to make, yummy enough for the grown-ups to devour!
Organix Fruit and Seed Bites – if you haven’t tried these yet, I highly recommend them! Not only are they nut free so great for lunch boxes, but they taste great too. I recommend buying extra to make sure the kids actually get some too!
Easy Fruit Kebabs – fun to make, and always a joy to eat, for kids and grown-ups too!
Homemade Energy Bites – these are easy to make and customise to your (and your kids) tastes. Try my Fruity Flapjack Energy Bites, Monster Energy Bites (googly eyes optional!) or Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites recipes.
Easy Apple ‘Donuts’ – spread a little peanut butter over fresh apple rings and sprinkle with your favourite nuts, seeds and dried fruit for an instant snack you’ll have to fight the kids for!
Organix Gingerbread Men – who can resist a gingerbread man? Not me! These cute little biscuits are lower in sugar and healthier than most and a big favourite with everyone in my family, big and small! As well as snaffling them to eat when my boys aren’t looking, I like to crumble them over yogurt for a quick and easy tasty treat.
Simple Fruit Dip – make fruit more appealing for you and the kids by making this quick and healthy dip to dunk it in.
Fruit Salad – you can’t beat making up a quick fruit salad to keep in the fridge ready for a delicious snack at any time of day. Try my pretty Autumn Leaf Fruit Salad, cute Valentines Day Fruit Salad or bright Rainbow Fruit Salad – they’re all quick and easy recipes that look as good as they taste!
For more easy and healthy snack ideas and recipes, check out the snack ideas for kids section here on the Eats Amazing blog or pop over and follow my Healthy Snack Ideas Pinterest board for fresh and seasonal inspiration all the year around!
Do you have any favourite snack ideas or recipes that work for parents as well as children? Why not share them on social media and join in the conversation by using the #NoJunkJourney or #ForUsNotYou hashtags.
Disclosure: This blog post was commissioned by Organix. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
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