Food On The Run - Snacks Ideas For Kids

Grab some snacks, scoop up the kids and enjoy getting out and about.

Fun, fast foods
Any parent of a preschooler will know that a great day out can very quickly turn to custard if the kids go too long between drinks (or snacks). Try these ideas for a quick bite on the run:

  • Cheese and rice crackers or apple slices, raisins, mandarin quarters

  • Hummus and carrot sticks

  • Cashews or almonds and dried apricots

  • Omelette cut into strips

  • Cooked, still warm macaroni and cheese pieces or cooked peas

  • Mini pita pockets, stuffed with egg, cucumber and/or grated carrot

  • Frozen peas and cheese pieces (good for at home when dinner’s running late)

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If you’ve got the time, or maybe you’re off on a special picnic, try these more adventurous snack ideas:

  • Mini kebabs, using toothpicks: with a wedge of cheese, cube of cucumber or apple, chunk of ham, cherry tomato, grape or marshmallow.

  • Pancake rolls with lemon and sugar.

  • Mini sandwich shapes: use heart, star or crescent shapes for bite-sized Marmite, peanut butter or jam sandwiches.

  • Celery “boats” filled with cream cheese or peanut butter.

  • Blueberries (grapes or mandarin segments) plus digestive biscuit “sandwiches” filled with cream cheese.

  • Savoury pikelets: Add some grated carrot, crushed frozen peas or other finely chopped vegies plus a cup of cheese to your usual pikelet recipe.

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How do you like them apples?
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Like this: Cut an apple in four, carefully remove the core, put the pieces back together, pop on a rubber band and off you trot!