Healthier trail mix

Mix one cup of wholegrain cereal with 1⁄4 cup of chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews) and 1⁄4 cup of chopped dried fruit (apricots, prunes, raisins and cranberries) for a healthier snack that you can take anywhere.

Yoghurt pots

Top a cup of low-fat, plain yoghurt with granola or fresh fruit for a quick calcium boost.

Frozen treats

Freeze fruits such as seedless grapes, kiwifruit or strawberries for an icy-cool treat that is low in sugar and high in vitamins. For extra fun, skewer a few fruit pieces on a satay stick or toothpick before freezing.

Easy guacamole

Mash a ripe avocado with a squeeze of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and some chopped ripe tomatoes to make a mild, nutritious guacamole that even your picky child will love. Serve with plain tortilla chips or wholegrain crackers.

Cheese and crackers

Top wholegrain crackers with a soft cheese spread or a piece of tasty cheddar for an easy-to-prepare snack that is rich in calcium.

Veggies and dip

Cut cucumber, celery, carrots and/or capsicums into sticks and serve with a small side of low-fat dressing. This is a savoury snack that is easy to prepare in advance — just prepare the veggies and store in an air-tight container in the fridge.

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