Are your children asking for a snack 500 times in a single day? Same. The temptation to let them just help themselves might be strong, but chances are they’ll reach for the least healthy, most sugary thing they can – putting them on a sugar high and leaving you with a whole new set of problems! We’ve rounded up 10 wholesome snack solutions to keep the wolves (i.e. your offspring) at bay. Better still, if you have older kids, they can make some of these themselves – snacks and entertainment in one! Either way, we recommend spending some time this weekend getting ahead with the things you can put in the freezer to take the edge off lockdown.
HOME-MADE GARLICKY HUMMUS
Double down on a can of chickpeas, and make this cheat’s hummus for dipping falafels or cut up veg.
APPLE-AND-PECORINO CHICKEN MEATBALLS
These chicken meatballs are hiding a bit of fruit for sweetness and are baked, not fried. Perfect to stash in the freezer.
HAM-AND-CHEESE OMELETTE ROLLS
Siba Mtongana’s oven-baked ham-and-cheese omelette rolls can be made in the morning and eaten at room temperature or kept in the fridge for ready-to-grab snacks.
Get the kids involved making these cute animal toasts, perfect for a mid-morning break. Use these as inspiration or make up your own.
These gluten free bean brownies pack a protein punch for guilt-free snacking. Substitute almond flour for macadamia flour and use any dried or tinned beans you have to hand.
These seed bars will be a WFH snack hit for you, too.
OAT-AND-PISTACHIO BREAKFAST COOKIES
Stock the biscuit tin with these breakfast cookies.
SUMMER FRUIT SUCKERS
Three ingredients is all it takes to make ice lollies. Bonus: no refined sugar.
20 minutes and five ingredients are all you need to make these sweet treats that will keep in the fridge for a week. Don’t be put off by the raw egg – it gets slightly cooked when you add it to the hot mixture.
PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA SMOOTHIE
If your bananas are starting to turn, peel, slice and freeze them in a Ziploc bag and use in this smoothie recipe for a milkshake-like treat.