Do your kids come home from school saying “I’m starving!” Mine do! If you’re in need of some new inspiration for healthy after school snack ideas for your child, but also ones that don’t take long to make, then Dan Sweeney, nutritionist and personal trainer, has created 4 super quick super after school snack ideas for kids and we recorded him live to show just how easy it is to make them too:
Live Kids Snacks with Dan Sweeney Personal Training
#1. Veggie Pinwheels
These colourful pinwheels are a good way of getting veggies into your child.
- 2 tortillas
- 1 tblsp Natural Yogurt
- 4 sprigs of mint (optional)
- red bell pepper strips
- carrot strips
- yellow bell pepper strips
- baby spinach leaves
- shredded purple cabbage
- Finely chop the mint leaves, if using, discarding the stalks. Mix together
the yogurt and mint until thoroughly combined.
- Spread the mixture evenly over the 2 tortillas.
- Lay out each vegetable in rows across the tortillas.
- Roll up each tortilla tightly: using a cocktail stick to seal if
needed and store in the fridge.
#2. Fruit Skewers
You might like to involve older kids in helping to make these colourful skewers.
- Red grapes
- Green grapes
Take your wooden skewers and thread the above fruits onto each, starting with blueberries and working your way down to strawberries.
#3. Tahini and Rice Cake
Homemade tahini is very easy to make and very nutritious.
- 150g sesame seeds
- 2 tblsp rapeseed oil
- 1 rice cake
- Add sesame seeds to the food processor then process until a crumbly
- Add 1 tablespoon of the oil and process for a further 2 to 3
minutes more, stopping to scrape the sides.
- You may need to process for another minute or add the additional
tablespoon of oil, depending on how the mix goes.
- Spread over a rice cake before serving.
- You can store the tahini in the fridge for a few days.
#4. Guacamole with Carrot Sticks
- 2 ripe avocados
- 3 Cherry Tomatoes
- 1/2 lime
- crushed garlic
- 1 Carrot
- Slice each avocado in half, destone and scope out the creamy inside
into a bowl.
- Finely slice the cherry tomatoes and add to the bowl.
- Squeeze in the juice of your lime and mix well. Season with some garlic.
- Peel and cut your carrot into narrow strips.
- Serve with your guacamole.
Dan Sweeney is a Personal Trainer and Nutritionist on a mission to improve the health of others and to make living a healthy life that bit easier. Dan aims to tackle the obesity epidemic which currently sweeps across much of the world. He is working with many schools and children in an effort to improve our children’s knowledge of nutrition. Dan’s vision has seen many others join in his mission of helping achieve our optimal health. Find Dan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and on Snapchat @dansweeneypt.
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