Snack ideas

Snack ideas

As a guide, it is suggested that children are offered food/drinks at least every three hours, which generally will mean 3 meals and 2-3 snacks each day. Offering food at a 'snack time' is better than allowing children to 'graze' on food.

Snacks are an important part of a child's daily food intake. Snacks are best provided well before or after a meal so they do not affect appetite.

In order not to spoil a young child's appetite for main meals, portion sizes for snacks need to be considered.

Snacks need to be snacks and meals need to be meals!

Snack Ideas

Once on twice a week

Fruit and vegetables

Glass of milk or water with:
Toast.
Scone.
Teacake.
Oatcakes.
Fruit bun.
English muffin.
Flapjack.
Cheese straws.
Crackers and cheese.
Plain naan/pitta bread
fingers.
Breadsticks and cheese.
Homemade pizza triangles.
Rice cakes and cream cheese.
Pitta bread and hard-boiled egg.

Add a choice from:
meat
fish
egg
beans.

Provide as part of snack time.
Use fruit and vegetables in
season.
Offer a variety of types over
the week.

Serve all of the above with suitable vegetable sticks/slices e.g. carrot, tomato, cucumber, pepper.