Most supermarkets have plenty of options for ‘home from school and starving’ moment Catherine Cleary gives Five tips on healthier children’s snacks.
You don’t have to spend a fortune in a health food shop for better children’s snacks.
Most supermarkets have plenty of options for dealing with what the food industry calls the “home from school and starving” moment.
They can be more expensive – but are generally more filling, so kids can eat less but better. Here are some alternatives to the favourite children’s treats.
Cheerio to crisps
Popcorn is good but watch out for the saltier brands. Some of them contain almost half a child’s recommended salt intake of 4g per day.
In a perfect world home-made popcorn with less salt would be best.
At home, unsalted nuts are a good alternative. But nuts are a no-no for schools because of allergies.
Sunflower and pumpkin seeds can be cheaper and more lunch-box friendly. More