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20 healthy snacks that will fuel the kids these school holidays

Don't be caught with hungry children and a bare pantry these school holidays - this collection of healthy (and kid-approved) recipes will ensure you always have a steady supply of snacks close at hand!

By Harriet Keown
For more school holiday inspiration, check out our collection of fun and creative recipes that the kids will love having a hand in making!
  • 1

    Kid-friendly vegetable rice paper rolls

    Got a budding chef or two on your hands? Encourage your kids' cooking skills with this vegetable rice paper roll recipe. Healthy and perfect for lunchboxes, this recipe is a real winner


  • 2

    Tahini caramel choc cups

    These little caramel chocolate cups are so moreish - no one would ever guess they are made without refined sugar! Dates and maple syrup lend their sweetness for a delicious but healthy afternoon treat.

    New Zealand Taste|

  • 3

    Flower power raspberry ice blocks

    A healthy treat perfect for cooling down kids (or adults!) on hot days, these flower power raspberry ice blocks are just as tasty as they sound. Whip them up in just 10 minutes, then freeze until solid.


  • 4

    Spiced chicken and kumara sausage rolls with pesto

    For a morning tea worth celebrating, try whipping up this tasty chicken sausage roll recipe. Packed with herbs and spices, wrapped in flaky pastry then cooked 'til golden, these rolls are irresistible

    New Zealand Taste|

  • 5

    Raw and yummy ginger slice

    A café favourite gets a plant-based update with this healthy, wholefood take on the classic ginger slice.

    Good Health & Wellbeing|

  • 6

    Gluten-free ham and spring onion fritters

    These ham and spring onion fritters are perfect for a weekend brunch or lunch, especially for anyone looking for gluten-free inspiration. Serve with avocado and baby tomatoes for extra tastiness.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

  • 7

    Nadia Lim's vege pizzas

    Homemade pizza is delicious and a much healthier (and yummier) alternative to those from most pizza outlets. Plus, the kids really love to lend a hand making them. These vegetable toppings are always a hit!


  • 8

    Summer sunrise

    Low kilojoule, low fat, a source of fibre and high in vitamin C. Benefits of vitamin C may include protecting our health against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, cancer, eye disease and immunity.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

  • 9

    Frozen chocolate grapes

    Frozen grapes are a favourite little sweet treat – they’re a bit like candy! Dip or drizzle a bunch in dark chocolate for an extra indulgence.

    Food To Love|

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    You'll never go hungry with this scroggin recipe on hand! Perfect for staying fuelled on outdoor adventures, or simply to keep in the drawer at work for any snacking emergencies, this mixture will never let you down.


  • 12

    No-cook oatmeal balls

    Looking for healthy, nourishing snack ideas? Try these no-cook oatmeal balls - full of natural, wholesome ingredients and so delicious!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

  • 13

    Toasted nori chips

    Get creative in the kitchen and whip up some of these deliciously crunchy toasted nori chips! A great idea for healthy snacking!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

  • 14

    Courgette, feta and seed muffins

    These savoury muffins are great for lunchboxes or the picnic basket. Made with the delish combination of courgette, feta and seeds, it's a healthy snack everyone is bound to love!


  • 15

    Passionfruit fro-yo bites

    These little frozen babies are the perfect snack for a hot day! With just three healthy ingredients, they're great for the kids. Just mix them up, pop them in the ice tray and let the freezer do the rest.


  • 16

    Raw strawberry cream cookies

    As delicious as the strawberry cream chocolates from the Favourites box but made of completely natural ingredients, these little cookies are divine! Keep them on hand for whenever you need a guilt-free treat.


  • 17

    Creamy raspberry smoothie

    Cashews are high in iron, zinc, fibre, protein and monounsaturated fat, good for heart health. Raspberries are high in vitamin C and antioxidants and have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health and reducing cancer risk.

    Now to love|

  • 18

    Coconut, almond and ginger bars

    A healthy lunchbox snack or afternoon hunger-buster, these coconut, almond and ginger bars are perfect for back-to-school inspiration. Whip up a batch in just 25 minutes!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

  • 19

    Seed and protein bars

    These crispy, high-protein bars are also deliciously good for you. Packed with seeds, nuts and protein powder, they will give you such a kick of energy. Drizzle with dark chocolate for extra sweetness!


  • 20

    Chai-spiced popcorn

    Complete your next movie night with this mouthwatering chai-spiced popcorn! A quick, easy and delicious snack!

    Australian Women's Weekly|