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5 Nutritious and delicious, healthy after school snacks.

Try out these simple to make recipes for easy go to healthy snacks that the kids will love but also the parents.

KALE CHIPS

Ingredients

1 bunch of kale

2-3 tbs Olive oil

Sea salt or Himalayan pink salt

Preheat your oven to 180C

Line a baking sheet or two with baking paper

Remove the kale leaves from the stem and tear or chop into small pieces (chip size)

Wash the leaves in water and pat dry on a tea towel.

Transfer the Kale to a bowl and drizzle in the olive oil and mix through with your hands.

Spread the oiled kale onto your baking sheets and sprinkle with salt.

Bake for approximately 10min or until crisp.

Nb: You can get creative and make the adult version with a little cayenne pepper or other spices like garlic or cumin powder or apple cider vinegar.

Sweet Pepita Bliss Balls

Pumpkin seeds or Pepitas are a great ingredient for a bliss ball base when you want to go nut free. They are also rich in zinc, magnesium  and essential fatty acids and this recipe with it’s natural sweetness will have your little ones loving them.

Ingredients

¾ cup Pepitas

¾ cup Dates

Shredded Coconut (to coat)

2 bs Coconut oil

1 tsp Rice Malt Syrup or Honey

½ tsp Cinnamon powder

½ tsp Ginger Powder

Directions

Gently melt the coconut on low heat in a saucepan  and add the dates to soften for a few minutes. Remove from the heat and add your syrup/honey and cinnamon and ginger powder.

In a food processor, blitz the pepitas until they are ground into almost powder.

Add the Pepitas to the date mix and combine.

Take spoonfuls of mixture and roll with your hands into bite sized balls.

Coat with coconut until lightly covered.

Keep in the fridge for snack time.

Kiwi Crush Iceblocks

Ingredients

1 Kiwi fruit

½ Lemon

½ cup pineapple

¼ cup water

Remove the skin from the kiwi fruit, pineapple and lemon and chop into chunks.

Add ingredients to a blender.

Use your blender to keep the fibre in this juice(as pictured) or a juicer for a more liquid juice.

Process and pour into iceblock molds.

Freeze and enjoy.

Fruit kebabs

FRUIT KEBABS

Rainbow Fruit kebabs

A healthy, simple and attractive snack for kids and adults.

These are always first to go at the snack table when we have little visitors. Give your kids real colours and flavours full of nutritional value. Kids love the rainbow colours and eating them off the stick. These fruit kebabs are a great alternative to other brightly coloured sweet snacks available.

Your children will love to help you make these up or you can have them ready for an after school snack or a party.

Ingredients

 Red and green Grapes

Blueberries

Pineapple

Rockmelon

* You will need bamboo skewers.

Cut the rockmelon and pineapple into bite size pieces and rinse the grapes and berries and pat dry.

Thread a red grapeonto the skewer, then the blueberry, green grape, pineapple and lastly the rockmelon.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Beetroot Brownies

These gluten free super moist brownies are a great way to hide your veggies!

Ingredients:

1 cup (250 g) Butter

250g dark chocolate

3 eggs

1 cup beetroot (cooked and grated)

200g coconut sugar

¾ cup gluten free self raising flour

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 180C

Prepare a square baking tin by lining with baking paper.

Melt your chocolate and butter.

In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar and eggs and slowly beat in the chocolate.

Sift your flour and add to your bowl.

Finally add the grated beetroot. Stir gently to combine.

Pour the brownie mix into your prepared tin and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

Check that they are done by inserting a skewer. It should be still moist on the skewer but not runny.

Cool and then slice into squares.

This a rich and decadent treat. Enjoy in moderation.

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