If you are anything like us, always rushing around from one activity to the next, you will
know how difficult it is to feed your kids
healthy snacks on the go sometimes! With healthy I don’t mean a low fat yoghurt or a low calorie diet bar. With healthy I mean what active little “athletes” need without feeding them junk that is full of additives and lacking real ingredients and nutrients that our kids need.
The key is to be prepared and plan ahead! If you have regular activities every week, don’t just think about everything you have to pack for your swimming lesson for example, but plan your snacks too. Especially after swimming kids get very hungry, but sometimes there isn’t enough time to eat a meal before you take them swimming either and you can end up in the quick unhealthy snack trap!
My two love cake and biscuits and if I give them the choice between a readily available muesli bar and cake, they would choose cake! Most of us would! Finding something that kids like, isn’t too bad for for them and serves them with the energy they need and that won’t cost you a fortune isn’t that easy to find.
Make it yourself! Vegan Oat Cookies are just one example of what you can do! They are the perfect compromise between cake and muesli bar! Its really easy and you can be creative too by changing the recipe to your taste. I used dark chocolate chips today, but its up to you. Preparation time is less than 1o mins and they take about 10-15 mins to bake!
100g porridge oats
100g plain or wholemeal flour (your choice)
75g brown or white sugar (your choice)
1tsp baking powder
75g dairy free margarine (e.g. soya)
1tbs golden syrup
1tbs dairy free milk (e.g. soya)
1tsp vanilla extract
Optional: chocolate chips, raisins, nuts etc.
Preheat your oven to 180C (Fan 160C)
You can put all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix it well with your hand or you can do what I did and put it all into a food processor with a dough blade. It will only take a few seconds and all the ingredients are well mixed. Line a baking tray with baking paper and spoon equal amounts onto the tray and shape into rounds. I flattened them out slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until lovely and golden brown. Let them cool a few minutes and then enjoy!