Snack Attack

Suzie Skipper, mum of four, asks nutritionists for easy tips on quick, healthy snacks for kids.

What should you give your kids that’s healthy and will keep hunger pangs away without spoiling appetites? I asked two nutritionists for their top picks of healthy snacks to take to school or to give your kids when they’re ravenous at pick up or post swimming or rugby training. It’s so easy to reach for a packet of crisps or chocolate bar. The ones kids like the best are often full of fat, salt and sugar.

If you have time to make your own then you’ll know exactly what’s in it. “You only have to look at the back of a packet of crisps or chocolate bar to know that most of the ingredients are not ones you have access to in your own kitchen,” says Sam Murgatroyd, nutritionist and mum of three.

Fruit ‘n’ Veg

Choose fruit or vegetables for a super healthy snack

Cheese Please!

Cheese is a good source of protein and will fill hungry tummies

Eggcellent Eggs

Hardboiled eggs are a brilliant nutritious snack

The Healthy Sandwich

Ditch white bread and try healthier options such as oatcakes, rice or corn cakes

Yoghurt au Naturel

Sweeten natural yoghurt with chopped-up fruit and a drizzle of honey if you need to!

The Healthy Biscuit

Buy healthier versions without added sugar or additives

Savoury Snacks

Limit the crisp intake and go for nuts and seeds which are full of good omega oils

The Healthy Snack

100% pure fruit and vegetable kid's snacks mashed into monster shapes

Healthy Treats

Try your child on raw chocolate made without any dairy products or refined sugar

Thirsty?

Ditch the cordial and serve up plain filtered water or add some freshly squeezed juice for flavour

Sugar: the lowdown

Beware of the sugar content when buying snacks for your kids

The Nutritionists

Sam Murgatroyd's fantastic blog and Julie Silver's new book