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Healthy snacks for kids

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Rachie_BRachie_B Forumite
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    HM "health" bars
    They are from a book written by a nutritionist who specialises in children.

    75g chopped dried apricots, 60g fructose (I guess you can use sugar, which is what I'll be using), 60g mixed chopped nuts, 100g oats, 75g raisins, 30g sesame seeds, 60g wholemeal SR flour, 2 tbsp runny honey, 2 eggs beaten, 150g softened butter.

    Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Mix all of thedry ingredients together in a bowl. In another bowl mix the honey, eggs and butter. Combine the ingredients. Transfer to a lightly-oiled shallow baking tin and bake for 20 mins until golden brown.
  • bigmuffinsbigmuffins Forumite
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    Sounds very similar to the muesli slice I make
    I can say that this is the best thing since sliced bread! A piece of this and a glass of milk will deffo set you up for the day!
    Only remember to slice it up and hide half as otherwise you will turn around and find a few crumbs ... (that's if you're lucky - I wasn't!) :eek:

    :think: What is it about home baking - the more I do, the less there is to eat in the house! If it makes it to the tupperware cake box I count myself lucky! :confused:
    At least with shop bought stuff it hangs about for a while! :rolleyes:
  • ChocClareChocClare Forumite
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    Absolutely - that's just why their giving up kitkats for Lent is such a burden! Ordinarily they'd come home, have a kitkat/breakaway/whatever, then just start munching on toast or fruit or cereal. All this homemade stuff just awakens their tastebuds! I can remember reading Lady Caroline Wrey's curtain book in which she said - and this has always stuck with me! - that she was good at sewing and cooking and thought about becoming a chef, but then it struck her that she spent hours of effort cooking and her creations all vanished within seconds with nothing to show for it, so she decided to sew instead!!! :D I know how she feels!
  • Rachie_BRachie_B Forumite
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    ooh yum thanks BM going to try that
  • What can I have on hand for teenage boys to fill the gap betwen home from school & everyone home from work for dinner. We go for flapjacks, crumbles or leftovers but maybe a bit of variety would be good.

    Any ideas greatfully accepted

    Lizzie :j
    Building an emergency fund and starting on the mortgage!
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  • Rachie_BRachie_B Forumite
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    have a look on the healthy kids snacks thread : ) -
  • comping_catcomping_cat Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker Mortgage-free Glee!
    I used to give my two sandwiches, but now we have our dinner a bit earlier (5.30) i tend to stick to fruit, or homemade biscuits, so that they are still hungry at dinner time.
  • Curry_QueenCurry_Queen Forumite
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    Some of my DS's favourite after school snacks are HM pitta bread/bread sticks & hummus, pitta pockets filled with salad/ham, slice of pastry-less quiche, raw carrots, cucumber, fruit, slice of malt loaf, flapjacks, muffins etc ... not all at once I might add! :rotfl: ... but they're just an example of the type of snacks we usually have :)
    "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
    It is that what you do, good or bad,
    will come back to you three times as strong!

  • Lyndsay_21Lyndsay_21 Forumite
    816 posts
    i always remember having nice hot buttery toast after school...perfect gap filler (it was always with proper butter) :drool:
    Other women want a boob job. Honey the only silicone i'm interested in is on a 12 cup muffin tray, preferably shaped like little hearts :heart:
  • chloe99_2chloe99_2 Forumite
    312 posts
    I don't if this is what teenagers eat or not (my oldest is only 5) but what about those 9p noodles from Asda with a few handfuls of frozen mixed veg thrown in?
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