It is not easy to think of creative and healthy snack or lunch box ideas for children. Below are a few suggestions of fun, tasty and wholesome snacks:

 

  • Wholegrain tortilla chips topped with corn / beans, salsa, grated cheese, and guacamole
  • Apple slices with a soft cheese or peanut butter dip
  • Berries topped with a little low-fat frozen yogurt
  • Carrot or cucumber sticks with a hummus dip
  • Whole wheat pita-bread triangles with melted reduced-fat cheese for dipping
  • Dip a banana in yogurt, roll it in crushed cereal, and freeze it for a tasty frozen snack
  • Low-fat yogurt topped with granola and fresh or dried fruit
  • Cottage cheese with cut-up peaches, nectarines, pineapple, or bananas
  • Wholegrain, fibre-rich cereal with (or without) milk
  • Yogurt smoothie made with low-fat yogurt, milk, ice, and any fruit
  • Canned salmon mixed with low-fat mayo and spread on whole-grain crackers
  • A small baked potato with melted reduced-fat cheese and salsa
  • Wholegrain rice cakes with a slice of cheese
  • Mix 1 cup of rolled oats with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts and 1/4 cup dried cranberries
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Ingredients

1 cup cake flour / HCW Gluten Free Flour Mix
2/3 cup HCW Rolled Oats / Gluten Free Rolled Oats
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 egg
½ cup milk
½ cup mashed banana / apple puree
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/3 cup HCW Cranberries
2 tbsp HCW Goji Berries
¼ cup pecans, chopped

 

Method

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl, beat together the egg, milk, banana and oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in cranberries and pecans.
  2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray and divide the mixture evenly between them. Bake at 190°C for approximately 15 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Store in an airtight container to keep fresh.
  4. Suggestion: Use a mini muffin tray to provide smaller serving sizes.
We invite you to order Goji Berries online. Click the link below to view the product.
http://www.health-connection.co.za/Shop/item.aspx?id=129185

 

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goji berries

 

Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) are a member of the nightshade family (Solonaceae), which contains many other common vegetables such as potato, tomato, eggplant, and pepper. Native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia, the goji berry is now grown in many other countries as well.
Although they have only been introduced in Western countries in recent years, gojis have been used for thousands of years in Tibet and China, both as a culinary ingredient and medicinally.
This little superfruit  contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides help to boost the immune system. It’s no wonder then, that in traditional Chinese medicine they are renowned for increasing strength and longevity.
Gojis are most commonly available in dried form, and make a great snack eaten as is, added to trail mix, muesli or oatmeal. They can also be soaked for a couple of hours in enough water to cover them. Then the soak water can be drained off and makes a delicious drink, or both water and berries added to smoothies.
We invite you to order this  superfood online. Click the link below to view the product.
http://www.health-connection.co.za/Shop/item.aspx?id=129185

 

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