Grab a Healthy Snack
As a growing kid, you need healthy snacks to get you through the day. Regular and nutritious snacks help keep your mind alert and your energy levels up.
When you get hungry between meals, nutritious snacks give you the extra energy and nutrients you need.
Potato chips, lollies, chocolates, cakes and biscuits may taste great but they’re also full of fats, sugar and salt. That means they don’t give you much fibre or nutrients. It’s ok to have them now and then but not every day.
The best snack foods to choose are ones based on bread, fruit, vegetables and reduced fat dairy foods such as yoghurt and cheese. They’re tasty, filling and nutritious.
Breads and cereals
Low fat muffins
Raisin toast topped with banana or strawberries
Bread with tasty fillings such as baked beans
Home-made pizza using pita bread or muffins
Rice cakes topped with peanut butter or vegemite
Fruit and vegetables
Fresh or canned fruit
Vegetable sticks – carrot, cucumber or capsicum – with low fat dips or low fat cheese cubes
Corn on the cob
Reduced fat smoothies and milkshakes
Reduced fat custard with fruit
Reduced fat yoghurt – just add some chopped fruit for an extra tasty snack
Boiled egg, avocado or tomato on a crispbread
Healthy snacks when out and about
Fruit like apples, bananas and grapes
Reduced fat milk
Fruit straps with 99% fruit
Finger buns or date/sultana scones
Low fat frozen yoghurt
Water and reduced fat milk