There are lots of ways to help your children have a healthier snack whether on the go or at home. Fresh fruit and veg are always a great choice for a snack. But sometimes our children want other types of snacks, especially those in packages!
So to help you out, we’re suggesting a handy tip when buying packaged snacks, look for ‘100kcals, two a day max’. It’s to help you make quick decisions on packaged snacks when faced with lots of choice. It’s not about calorie counting for the kids.
Parents have asked us for suggestions of what 100kcal packaged snacks look like.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Malt loaf slice
Lower-fat, lower-sugar fromage frais (some flavours include strawberry, raspberry, banana, apricot)
Fresh or tinned fruit salad
Chopped vegetables and lower-fat hummus
Plain rice cakes or crackers with lower-fat cheese
One scotch pancake
Remember to always check the label as products may vary.
Please click on the link above for ideas on how you can improve your family’s health by sticking to 2 x 100kcals per day.