When your child has a disability, it can feel like every meal your child eats matters more than most and that goes for snacks too, especially when your child has been at school all day and the lunch box inevitably comes home still almost full!
If you’re anything like us here at Source Kids you want to get something nutritious in your child as soon as they walk in the door, but then there’s also lunch boxes to clean out and wash for the next day, school bags to empty, homework to do and dinner to prepare! Talk about a juggling act. So, how about some afternoon snack ideas that are nutritious, light enough on little tummies to not ruin dinner and easy to prepare? Try these ideas…
Homemade chocolate milk
Chocolate milk that’s packed with extra nutrition? Yes, please! Plus what a great, tasty way to get your child’s daily serving of dairy in.
1 cup of Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness + prebiotic milk
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
A dash of vanilla extract
1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
3 ice cubes
This couldn’t be any easier – just pop it all in a blender, blend, and you’re done!
No bake chocolate chip cookies
Ok, so we’re reversing the low sugar option of the previous recipe but at least this homemade version of a yummy cookie is homemade so you can control how much sugar your child is getting.
3 tbsps of Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness + prebiotic milk
2 tbsps of butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of oat flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup oats
1/4 a cup of chocolate chips
Put the butter and sugar together in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to one minute until the butter is melted.
Add maple syrup, vanilla extract and milk and whisk to combine.
Add salt, flour and oats and stir gently then fold in the chocolate chips
Roll small balls of the dough in your hands and then flatten into cookie shapes onto a greaseproof paper-lined baking tray.
Refrigerate until set (10 or 15 minutes should do it)
Serve with a nice cold glass of Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness + prebiotic milk
Homemade Veggie Dip
Studies suggest that kids may eat more veggies when they’re served with dip so this is a great way to up their veggie intake and provide a super-healthy snack option.
1/3 cup Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness + prebiotic milk
1/3 cup sour cream (or Greek yoghurt)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried chives
1/2 to 1 tsp lemon juice (to taste)
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of pepper
This is another super easy one to make – simply combine everything in a blender. Once everything is well blended simply serve with a variety of veggie sticks (think carrot, cucumber, capsicum – whatever your child will eat!). You can even serve with bread sticks if veggies are too much of stretch for your child.
Proudly brought to you by Source Kids and Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness + prebiotic milk – a super easy way to get prebiotics into your kids’ diet is through the milk they drink.
With milk containing only the A2 protein plus added prebiotics, Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness + prebiotic milk is goodness from free roaming, pasture raised cows. Dairy Farmers. Here’s to good.