4 nutritious kiwifruit snacks you can swop for store-brought treats
It's not easy to make smart choices for a healthy life when the supermarket shelves are stacked full of enticing treats. So if you're finding it hard to resist temptation (or to drag your kids away from the crisp aisle), then take a look at the four fantastic recipes below. Satisfying and delicious, they make great alternatives to store-bought snacks.
Zespri kiwifruit contains far fewer calories than most sugary snacks
Zespri Green kiwifruit contains81 kcal per 100g, compared to biscuits (465 kcal / 100g) and chocolate (550 kcal / 100g)
Zespri Green kiwifruit is a nutritious, naturally sweet option for people trying to cut down on sugar
Want to know the easiest way to stop your kids heading straight for the snack aisle? Fill them up before you go shopping! A couple of slices of toast after school is an effective and tasty way to satisfy hungry tummies without spoiling their appetite for dinner. This recipe uses wholemeal bread for extra fibre, and tops it with a colourful combination of kiwifruit, ricotta and turkey. We can’t promise it will stop them pestering you in the supermarket, but it will certainly help avoid those sugar highs and lows.
If your kids need encouragement to try something a little healthier, why not get them involved? After all, time spent being creative in the kitchen is much more satisfying than a few moments tearing open a brightly packaged bag of unhealthy food. We bet they’ll find this snack is as fun to make as it is to eat – plus, you’ll be teaching them important future skills for a healthy life.
Not all snacks can be enjoyed at leisure. Sometimes we just need an emergency pick-me-up in the middle of the day. Of course, these are the moments when making healthy choices can be even harder than ever. Our sugar-free kiwifruit energy bars can be prepared in advance and stored away for the moment that hunger strikes. Why not keep a couple in your car or make them part of the daily diet? Low on calories and high in taste: now that’s what we call healthy snack heaven!
Chips and dips are a firm family favourite, especially when relaxing on the sofa in front of a movie. Unfortunately, store-bought versions are often high in salt and calories, which means they are not always the healthiest of choices. Instead, take a look at this homemade recipe, which replaces fried potato chips with delicious flax seed crackers, and it’s accompanied by a creamy, tangy dip that you won’t want to put down. Happy munching!