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Snacks for the whole family



  • I sometimes make muffin pizzas. Take an English muffin and slice in half. Spread with ketchup (for ease) or a HM tomato sauce/some pasta sauce if you have some. Top with chopped ham and pepper, mushrooms etc and sprinkle on grated cheese. A few mins under the grill and they're done. Younger kids have lots of fun making theirs, older ones just like to eat them!

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  • parsonswife8
    parsonswife8 Posts: 1,900 Forumite
    edited 4 September 2010 at 5:36PM
    For the teenagers and upwards, as long as they are not allergic to nuts...unsalted mixed nuts and raisins, mixed seeds, ryvita with toppings, rice cakes with toppings, small savoury or sweet homemade muffins, breadsticks and hummus, cream crackers with marmite or grated cheese or cheese spread, potato wedges and dip, peanut butter biscuits, oat biscuits

    ;) Felines are my favourite ;)
  • tanith
    tanith Posts: 8,091 Forumite
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    Teenage boys eat like horses and mostly aren't fussy as long as they are nibbling... lots of good tips here just remember he is probably going to have lots of growing spurts and even though it looks like he is being 'greedy' he really needs fuel for all the growing he has to do..
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  • julie777 wrote: »
    Popping corn is really cheap and filling and you can experiment with sugar, syrup or whatever.................

    I've just made some for the 1st time, the stepkids are tucking into it now. Tastes really good and was so easy!
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  • Hi

    I often read about traybakes on this forum, I would like to try and do this kind of baking, but where do you get the trays from and what kind of trays are they?

    grocery challenge Sept 2012 £21/£399
  • Trow
    Trow Posts: 2,298 Forumite
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    A traybake is baked in a usually rectangular but square would be fine, baking tray, with straight sides.

    I got mine at Tesco for about £6 IIRC.

  • I have always used roasting tins for traybakes. The supermarkets usually have some cheap ones for roasting turkeys towards the end of the year. Some are only £1 each. I usually stock up and use them for the rest of the year.
  • pauleyc
    pauleyc Posts: 133 Forumite
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    Just thought i would add i have found this great website that has all kinds of cakes, biscuits, muffins bread etc to make

    Dont know if any body has already seen it
    Thanks again for all the replies/ideas
  • Primrose wrote: »
    Savoury Whirls
    Make up a batch of short crust pastry. (8 oz plain flour, 4 oz of mixed marg & lard)
    Roll out into a thin rectangle.
    Smear the surface with very thin layer of Bovril and sprinkle on a little grated cheese.
    Roll the pastry up into a lengthways Swiss roll. Cut into small circles.
    Bake on a tray in a hot oven for about 20 minutes until lightly brown.

    Great idea using Bovril! I use a similar recipe with a pesto or tomato pizza/pasta sauce. Good for vegans too.
  • Kevie192
    Kevie192 Posts: 1,146 Forumite
    tamworks wrote: »
    Great idea using Bovril! I use a similar recipe with a pesto or tomato pizza/pasta sauce. Good for vegans too.

    Love the idea of these. Do you think I could use puff pastry?
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