Healthy snacks for children

Child-friendly snack recipes

Getting your children to ditch the sugary snacks and replace them with healthy options is not easy. Here are a few child-friendly recipes or snack ideas that will integrate more raw and unprocessed foods into their daily diet.

Healthy snacks for children


If you can encourage the kids to have a taste — why not try the following good mood and energy boosting combinations?

  • Carrot, apple and some green leaves
  • Apple, carrot, lemon and ginger
  • Pear, broccoli, celery and carrot
  • Carrot, beetroot and apple

Avocado dip:

This dip is also delicious spread on crackers.
1 ripe avocado
Juice of ½ lemon
¼ clove garlic (optional)

Mash avocado, crush garlic and add lemon juice — delicious.

Spreads and non-dairy milkshakes: 

Apple and date jam

1 apple (or if your prefer, use a banana)
5 dates
5 dried apricot (optional)
¼ cup of water

Blend all the ingredients well and spread on toast, bagels or wholemeal muffins.

Banana and berries yoghurt

¼ cup almond or cashew nuts
1 banana
½ cup berries (blueberries, raspberries or strawberries)
Juice of 1 orange

Blend well and chill in fridge for 15 minutes.

Banana mint shake

2 bananas
¼ cup unsalted nuts — almond or cashew
3 to 4 fresh mint leaves

Blend until smooth and creamy! Yummy.

Chocolate mocha shake

¼ cup coconut milk
¼ cup coconut meat
½ tsp unprocessed honey   
¼ tsp raw carob bean powder
2 bananas
Blend until smooth — chill in fridge.

There are many quick, easy and delicious recipes for preparing wholesome healthy meals and snacks. Eating whole foods can be very satisfying and rewarding for the entire family. It is always great fun getting everyone involved in the kitchen and you get the added bonus of a tasty snack at the end of it all — then you just need to work out who is going to wash the dishes!

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  • Mary11 'COCONUT WATER INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp instant espresso powder (or 1 shot of espresso) ½ cup boiling water 1 tbsp fat-free sweetened condensed milk ½ cup coconut water + ice INSTRUCTIONS 1) In a large glass combine the espresso powder and boiling water and mix until dissolved. (Alternately use ½ cup strong brewed coffee). 2) Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir until dissolved. If you find it is taking a while, re-heat the mixture and continue stirring. 3) Once dissolved add the coconut water. 4) Fill the remaining space in the glass with ice. 5) Serve immediately. '

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