Families Magazine is proud to bring you healthy and easy to make snacks with recipes included! Apples are a great snack for kids. Research shows apples are more effective than a glass of (semi-skimmed) milk at reducing morning munchies1. Kids who regularly eat apples are more likely to have a lower BMI, better overall nutrition, a better diet and be at lower risk of obesity2.
Our apple doughnut snack recipe makes 3 serves per person, and prep time is just 5mins. The best part is this fills tummies whilst also being a fun, creative activity for children. Win, win!
- 1 apple per person (creates 3 ‘doughnuts’).
- Peanut Butter or other nut butter, or cream cheese, ricotta or yoghurt. You could even use nutella!
- Grapes, sultanas, seeds, nuts, desiccated coconut, cinnamon, anything you like.
- Remove the core and then slice the apple horizontally into thirds.
- Top with the spread of your choice over the cross section of the apple.
- Decorate with any desired toppings.
Quick, easy and super tasty – the perfect afternoon snack and activity for kids.
More easy after school snacks
- Fairy bread baked donuts
- Easy mini zucchini quiche
- Macadamia craisin biscuits
- Easy muesli bar recipe
- Banana strawberry bread
- Peanut butter milkshake recipe
- Little mason jar nachos
- Sundried tomato zucchini muffins
- Pizza toasties
- Choc chickpea fudge recipe
- Bunny hole mini carrot cakes
- Vegemite scrolls
- Rumbold, P.L.S., C.J. Dodd-Reynolds, and E.J. Stevenson, Informing primary school nutritional policy: effects of mid-morning snacks on appetite and energy control. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 2013. 4(5): p. 529-537
- O’Neil, C.E., T.A. Nicklas, and V.L. Fulgoni, Consumption of apples is associated with a better diet quality and reduced risk of obesity in children: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2010. Nutrition Journal, 2015.