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Healthy snacks for kids

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • Anne_Marie_2Anne_Marie_2 Forumite
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    Home made soup with bread or rolls if needed, to fill in the gap. Soup could be anything from a well filling broth, cream soup, to a chicken noodle clear soup kind of thing. That is assuming your lot take soup, also you probably won't get away with this everyday.
    Have made a simple soup in practically the time it takes to make a packet - not the tastiest soup in the world, but if it keeps them going until tea-time???

    1 onion chopped (or leek, or spring onions)
    2-4 stock cubes dissolved in approx 1 pt boiling water
    Bung all in a pot and bring to a simmer.
    Add handful of frozen sweetcorn - substitute with frozen peas or whatever you have.
    Break up spaghetti into wee bits, or use similar cheap packet of pasta/noodles. Cook until spag/noodles cooked.
    If they don't like the pasta in soup, leave it out.
    Mine like noodle or cream soups - exactly the same soup.
    But all you do is add a wee bit of milk to the soup, or, what I normally do is make up a white sauce with butter, flour and milk, then whisk that in - it makes a thicker soup.
    Hopefully this helps.
  • skintchickskintchick Forumite
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    My mum used to leave home made quiche in the firdge for when I came home, and cooked sausages to eat cold. Yum.
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  • MadoMado Forumite
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    Mine are much younger but they demolish a plate of fruit after school everyday.
    After which, 1 or 2 biscuits are allowed.
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  • elaine373elaine373 Forumite
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    Mine like crumpets and hot chocolate if its a cold day.
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  • PoshPaws_3PoshPaws_3 Forumite
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    If you're home to cook them, home made potato wedges would work! It also uses up all those measly little potatoes which are a pain to peel for mash. :)

    Here's how I do mine :

    Wash the spuds and remove any dodgy bits.
    Cut into wedges and place in a deep microwaveable bowl.
    Pop into the microwave for 2 mins to get them started.
    Drizzle with a little olive oil, a pinch of garlic granules or a clove of crushed garlic, a pinch of rosemary and a little shake of cayenne pepper.
    Mix it all up so that every potato is coated.
    Chuck into a roasting tin with a small onion, quartered.
    Cook high in the oven at 200deg or so for about 20mins.

    Serve with tomato ketchup or mayonnaise or both!
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  • wendyl1967wendyl1967 Forumite
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    This is what my two eat when they come in from school to put them on until tea time.

  • katelukatelu Forumite
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    Hi all, need some ideas on some cheap snacks I can feed my kids after nursery. They have tea at nursery at 4pm but are starving again by 6pm and want feeding again! I have made some banana muffins and some scones, but anyone got any savory ideas which would fill them up cheaply (and healthily) that are quick to russle up (or can be made in advance).:confused:
  • maria340maria340 Forumite
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    Mine love tortilla wraps. I put one in a dry frying pan with thinly spread grated cheese and finely chopped spring onion and another tortilla on top and heat for about 15 seconds each side (or until cheese has melted). Cut into triangles. Also nice with wafer thin ham or spinach. As a special treat I do them with choc spread.
    Just be careful to let them cool as the filling can get very hot, I burnt myself pinching a Jam one (very messy), served me right.
  • luby-louluby-lou Forumite
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    mmmmm - we love those wraps too - we call them quasadillas (sp)

    You could make hummous and give them lots of chopped up veg - carrot, pepper cucumber, apple, etc and pitta bread. Can all be chopped up in advance and brought out as soon as you get home!

    Can't find a recipe right now but I'm sure I've got one somewhere if you want.
  • Whenever I make rice pudding I like to do extra so I can grab a cold one out of the fridge the next day!!
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