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Nutritional, And Easy To Make Kids Snacks…

November 19th 2014
By: Melanie

Here are few healthy snack ideas for your family this winter:

Baked potato fries, just cut a sweet potato into strips, spray with oil and bake in the oven on 190c for around 40 mins.

Tortilla pizzas, not only are these really easy to make they are also much healthier, just make or buy ready made tortillas, spread with tomato puree and add toppings of your choice, bake on 190c for around 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

Cooked apples – a great way to use up a glut of apples – so many of us have them going off in a fruit bowl is to core, peel, slice them and cook them in the microwave with 200ml of water and some dried raisins. You can then add them to yoghurts, porridge and other cereals or eat them on their own.

As an alternative to flap jacks how about doing a granola tray bake, they have less sugar and are packed full of healthy berries.

Here is a recipe from the BBC Goodfood Website:

Ingredients:

2 tbsp vegetable oil

125ml maple syrup

2 tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

300g rolled oats

50g sunflower seeds

4 tbsp sesame seeds

50g pumpkin seeds

100g flaked almonds

100g dried berries (find them in the baking aisle)

50g coconuts flakes or desiccated coconut

Method

Heat oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2. Mix the oil, maple syrup, honey and vanilla in a large bowl. Tip in all the remaining ingredients, except the dried fruit and coconut, and mix well.

Tip the granola onto two baking sheets and spread evenly. Bake for 15 mins, then mix in the coconut and dried fruit, and bake for 10-15 mins more. Remove and scrape onto a flat tray to cool. Serve with cold milk or yogurt. The granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month.