Whether it’s uttered by one of your children or thought by you, the “I’m hungry, what can I eat?” question can send you into a spin. Sure you can toss them a packet of chips or try and get them to eat a banana (good luck!). But it would be nice to have something homemade that’s wholesome, tasty and will keep them, and you, going until dinner. Don’t despair, we’ve got some healthier snack recipes to try now.
Tips for making healthier snacks
The problem with most snacks we tend to reach for when the late-arvo hunger pangs strike is that they’re full of empty calories that will make us hungrier in the long run.
Aim to include a nutrient dense ingredient in your afternoon snack like sweet potato. Sweet potatoes make the perfect snack because they’re full of fibre, low in calories. This will help to keep you fuller for longer.
Combine sweet potato with a protein like cheese or legumes such as chickpeas or lentils for the ultimate hunger-slayer. Make up a hearty healthier sweet potato hummus for the week and portion it out in snack sizes or try lunchbox ready muffins you can freeze ahead.
Healthier snack recipes to try now…
Sweet Potato, Spinach and Feta Muffins – Australian Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato and Broccoli Frittata – Australian Sweet Potatoes
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