Top tips to get the kids crunching

Amy Whiteford is the founder of food blog Healthy Little Foodies. As a teacher, recipe developer, and mum of two boys, she has some great healthy snack ideas that will keep the kids coming back for more.

She shares her four favourite tips to keep the kids crunching and ways to add some extra fun to fruit times.

Apple donuts!

Apple slices are great for spreading or filling. You can make easy apple sandwiches with two slices of apple filled with peanut butter, dried fruit, seeds or nuts. You can even call them apple donuts for that extra “treat” factor. Make sure you check out our savoury apple sandwiches.

Alternatively, spread slices or wedges on a plate and top them with desired toppings to make delicious apple nachos. Topping ideas include crushed nuts, seeds, dried fruit, honey, choc chips and chocolate drizzle. 

Dip, Dip Dip

Kids love to dip and apples are perfect for dipping. Simply cut an apple into fries, wedges or make apple pops and serve with a dip. Dips can be as easy as their favourite yoghurt or try natural yoghurt with peanut butter or a touch of honey. For some inspiration, check out our apple dips.

Wobbly tooth no worries

While my household loves snacking on fresh crunchy apples, if your little one has wobbly teeth then stewed or sautéed apples are the perfect solution. Stewed apples are also delicious swirled into natural yoghurt or added to baked goods such as cookies and muffins.

Switch it up

Slice, wedge, spiralise, grate, dice, keep it varied and interesting.