Keep Energy Levels Up With These Delicious After School Snacks
It’s almost the end of term and the kid are feeling tired! Let your little learners re-fuel with these fun, finger-food style snacks from leading children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel – perfect to have to hand for hungry tums (and for hungry mamas too!). They also double up as the perfect treats for play dates, too (because it’s time for the kids to see their friends before going away for the hols).
Remember – a hungry child is a less fussy child so that famished post-school window of opportunity is a good time to try something new.
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Annabel Karmel fans like us? Here are few other recipes, you can try:
Quick, easy and a delicious alternative to cheese on toast. Little ones can also help assembling this tea time treat.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 3-5 minutes
Makes: 8 fingers
- 2 slices wholemeal bread
- A knob of butter
- 50g cooked chicken, chopped
- 20g cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 tbsp snipped fresh chives
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tomato, deseeded and diced
- Pre-heat the grill.
- Toast the bread in a toaster then butter one side and place it on a baking tray. Mix the chicken, cheddar, chives, mayonnaise and tomato together and spread on top of the toast.
- Grill until bubbling. Remove the crusts, then slice each toast into four strips.
This is one delicious healthy snack which not only sneaks in hidden veggies but will give your little one an afternoon energy boost for play time!
Prep: 30 minutes
Makes: 20 energy balls
- 75g dates
- 100 ml water
- 50g pecans
- 50g desiccated coconut
- 100g carrots, peeled and grated
- ½ tsp mixed spice
- 30g raisins
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil
- 50g oats
- A good pinch of salt
- Put the dates and water into a pan. Bring up to the boil, cover with a lid and leave for 10 minutes.
- Put the pecans into a food processor until finely chopped and set aside.
- Put the dates and 2 tbsp of the cooking liquid into a processor. Whiz until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients including the pecans. Whiz until the mixture has come together.
- Shape into 20 balls. Chill in the fridge for one hour before eating.
It’s no secret that kids love pizza so tempt them with a tasty slice of this fabulously fresh showstopper!
Prep: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 watermelon pizza
- 1 watermelon
- 300g natural yogurt
- A selection of fresh berries such as blueberries, strawberries and redcurrants
- Mint leaves, for decoration
- Honey or maple syrup, to drizzle
- Cut a thick slice of Watermelon, roughly 1 inch thick.
- Dollop yogurt onto the slice of watermelon then top with fresh berries, mint and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Cut into pizza slices and serve.