Finding healthy snacks and sweet treats to give your children can be a challenge, especially ones that don’t contain wasteful plastic packaging and too many sugary additives. Especially after the sugar rush of Halloween.
Tips and tricks for yummy vegan snacks
To help you out, we thought we would give you some ideas for some waste-free, quick and easy homemade treats to make for your kids – that also happen to be plant-based!
1. Microwave crisps
Making your own crisps is surprisingly easy. Slice up the potato, wash and dry the slices, then lay them out so they’re not touching and microwave (flipping the slices every few minutes) until they’re nice and crispy. If you wish, you can also add flavourings such as salt or paprika.
2. Apple slices
You can make a healthy yet crunchy and yummy treat by simply slicing up an apple. Dip them into peanut butter or any favourite nut butter for some extra flavour and protein!
Rather than buying store-bought bags of popcorn and creating more plastic waste, why not make your own? Also, children love this activity because they will be able to watch them pop! Pop some kernels in a saucepan with a lid on and a little oil or butter so they don’t stick. Check out some creative toppings or flavourings online, or use salt or sugar for an easier option.
4. Roasted chickpeas
Try making some roasted chickpeas for a delicious and healthy snack. Toss your drained chickpeas with spices of your choice, then spread evenly on an oven tray and bake for about 30 minutes at 200 Celsius, until they’re crispy.
5. Vegetable crisps
You can make crisps out of vegetables in a similar way to roasting chickpeas – spread the vegetable peelings evenly on an oven tray with your flavorings of choice, and bake for around 20-30 minutes, until crispy.
Hopefully, this has given you some ideas for snacks to try with your kids. Let us know if you have any other ideas on one of our social channels – we would love to hear from you!
The Buttercup Learning Team