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Grab a Healthy Snack
« on: May 17, 2018, 05:01:54 PM »
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
    Toasted sandwiches
    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
    Dried fruit

Dairy products

    Reduced fat smoothies and milkshakes
    Reduced fat custard with fruit
    Reduced fat yoghurt – just add some chopped fruit for an extra tasty snack

Other ideas

    Sushi rolls
    Boiled egg, avocado or tomato on a crispbread

Healthy snacks when out and about

    Plain popcorn
    Fruit like apples, bananas and grapes
    Reduced fat milk
    Fruit straps with 99% fruit
    Sandwiches
    Finger buns or date
    Low fat frozen yoghurt
Sharifa Sultana
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy,
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences,
Daffodil International University