Snacks

Ants on a log

Ants on a log

Usually you don’t want ants anywhere near your lunch, but this tasty recipe is the exception!

Boonanas

Boonanas

This tasty treat is as fun to eat as it is to make and it's a great way of getting fruit into your kids! You will need 1 ice-lolly stick or narrow plastic spoon for each Boonana!

Bruschetta

Bruschetta

Get a taste of Italy with this recipe. It makes a great snack or starter.

Chicken on a stick

Chicken on a stick

This is an ideal snack food that can be rustled up while the kids are playing. Plus, it can be eaten on the go!

Crackers about cheese

Crackers about cheese

Crackers and cheese make a great snack but when out and about can go a bit soggy. Here is a recipe for the lunchbox to prevent this happening.

Freaky fruit salad

Freaky fruit salad

The fruit in this recipe is only a suggestion so enjoy mix and matching as much as you like. The cake decorating pens can be bought in most supermarkets.

Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns

Baking buns for yourself is much cheaper. And you can add to the fun by getting the kids involved in the weighing, mixing and of course, washing up!

Hummus

Hummus

Made with chickpeas which are a great source of protein and also are a source of iron and fibre. This recipe is really easy to make yourself and can be stored in the fridge.

Kiwi, grape and apple smoothie

Kiwi, grape and apple smoothie

Smoothies are a fantastic way to pack fruit into your diet. By investing in a good quality hand blender or liquidiser you can make them at home to your own exact taste.

Monster bites

Monster bites

These apple monster bites will look great at any Halloween party. Cheap, easy to make - and so cute, they are great healthy Halloween treats!

Pancakes

Pancakes

Making pancakes can be great family fun with this simple recipe. To make them healthier avoid adding sugar to the pancake mix and instead add a sweet topping like fresh or stewed fruit.

Pear and date chutney

Pear and date chutney

Chutneys and relishes an ideal way to jazz up leftovers – and will reduce the need to use salt. Here are some recipes to help use up leftovers at any time of the year.

Pumpkin faces

Pumpkin faces

Sweet treats at Halloween don't have to be bad for you. The trick is to find nutritious natural ingredients and cast a little magic.

Quick pizza

Quick pizza

The kids are home from school, here’s a quick filling recipe to keep them satisfied ‘til dinner!

Spooky skeleton

Spooky skeleton

This tasty Halloween treat is as fun to eat as it is to make and it's a great way of getting your kids to eat fruit and vegetables!

Sweet potato crisps

Sweet potato crisps

Kids will love these and they make a great alternative to crisps for a Halloween party!

Wholemeal bread

Wholemeal bread

High in fibre, this brown bread will keep you fuller for longer and will slowly release energy to keep you going throughout the day!

Witch's nails

Witch's nails

These "witch's nails" are a great way to use the pumpkin seeds instead of throwing them away and you can also sprinkle them on pumpkin soup instead of croutons.

Yoghurt, nut and banana surprise

Yoghurt, nut and banana surprise

Eating nuts as part of a balanced diet can be good for your heart. They contain unsaturated fatty acids, protein and other nutrients.