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3-ingredient kids’ snacks ready in 3 minutes flat

By Camilla Wagstaff |


I Quit Sugar - 3-ingredient kids’ snacks ready in 3 minutes flat

The kids are home from school. It’s been a long day. They need a snack. STAT.

Don’t reach for the box of muesli bars just yet. These healthy three-ingredient snacks are ready in a flash. (And will be gobbled up just as quick!)

Cacao powder + milk + cinnamon.

Sorry to break it to you, but the so-called “healthy drink” Milo is actually almost half sugar. Yup.

Stir a tablespoon of raw cacao powder into a glass of full-fat milk (or dairy-free alternative) with a sprinkling of cinnamon for a tasty alternative, without the sugar crash.

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Cucumber + cream cheese + tuna.

Slice up your cucumber, smear on some cream cheese (or cottage, or ricotta, or whatever else you’ve got going on in the fridge) and top with some canned tuna.

Kids don’t like fish? Some shredded chicken or a bit of ham would make a tasty substitute.

I Quit Sugar - 3-ingredient kids’ snacks ready in 3 minutes flat

Yoghurt + nut butter + cinnamon.

This idea came to us in the form of Motel Muggins from our marketing executive Alyssa’s recent trip to NZ. “The PB/yogurt combo is EPIC,” she says.

If your little ones are allergic to nuts, sub in for our Raspberry Chia Jam.

3-ingredient kids’ snacks ready in 3 minutes flat

Egg + spinach + Cheddar.

The Eggy Muggin is an afternoon favourite in the IQS office. Feel free to customise with any veggies you have in the fridge, and get the kids to help out with the Muggin build for an extra bit of fun.

I Quit Sugar - 3-ingredient kids’ snacks ready in 3 minutes flat

Tahini + banana + cacao nibs.

Tahini and banana. It works! Made from sesame seeds, the tahini provides a hit of calcium (great if your kid can’t handle dairy) while the cacao nibs add a little chocolatey crunch.

I Quit Sugar - 3-ingredient kids’ snacks ready in 3 minutes flat

Tomato + bocconcini + basil.

Caprese pops! Easy, fun and delicious. Need we say more?

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