8 kid-approved after-school snack recipes
"Mom, I'm hungry!" Here are some ideas of what to feed your kids when dinner is at least an hour away and you don't want to spoil their appetite.
Confetti pepper salsa with homemade tortilla chips
Sweet peppers make the perfect base for this colourful salsa. Chop peppers small so the kids can easily scoop it up.
Get the recipe here: Confetti pepper salsa with homemade tortilla chips
Homeade tzatziki dip
In a bowl, stir plain 2% yogurt with some peeled and seeded, finely chopped cucumber. Stir in fresh finely chopped dill and chives, salt and pepper to taste. Tzatziki will keep well, covered and refrigerated for at least two days. Serve with torn whole-wheat pita, pepper strips, carrots and celery sticks.
Watermelon berry ice pops
A juicy watermelon is a summer favourites, but there's so much of it! Use up the leftovers in these delicious and healthy frozen pops.
Get the recipe here: Watermelon berry ice pops
Instead of tossing that leftover baguette, use it for a next day pizza-meets-baguette snack. Simply slice in half lengthwise. Spread a little tomato sauce over cut sides. Top with any veggies you have on hand, sliced peppers, mushrooms, and a little shredded mozzarella. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Before serving, bake in centre of preheated 350°F (180°C) on a baking sheet until warm and cheese is melted. Cut into small bites.
Creamy Cheddar and Apple Bites
These cute, unusual little bites are sure to please any cheese lover (young or old!).
Get the recipe here: Creamy Cheddar and Apple Bites
Take advantage of (and use up) in-season tomatoes by keeping Caprese Salad fixings in the fridge. Store slices of tomato and buffalo-style mozzarella or even slices of feta. Just before serving, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with torn fresh basil leaves and pepper.
You can even stack it like a tower to add a fun factor.
Sneaky snack bars
Whip up a batch of these deceptively delicious squares for a nutritious, sweet treat!
Get the recipe here: Sneaky Snack Bars
Healthy homemade ice cream sandwiches
Sandwich a small scoop of frozen yogurt between two healthy cookies or biscuits, such as whole-grain. Wrap in waxed paper. Freeze until firm, up to two days.
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