NEWS FLASH: Get the latest, official Coronavirus (COVID-19) news from the South African Government at


Home » Nutrition and Healthy Eating » Healthy meals for kids – snacks

Healthy meals for kids – snacks


Learning doesn’t just make you smart. It also takes energy. That’s why it’s so important to have healthy meals for kids, which include nutritious snacks to keep them going.


Give breaktime snacks a boost

Any of these power snacks will boost your child’s energy levels and help them concentrate. This mid-morning snack will also ensure that they don’t get too hungry before lunchtime.


Big snack

Thinly spread 1 wholegrain roll with margarine or butter. Fill with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 slice of cheese and 1 slice of chicken breast, 2 thin slices of cucumber and 1 slice of tomato.

‘Rabbit’ sandwich

Spread 1 slice of wholegrain bread with cream cheese or cottage cheese. Grate 1 small carrot and sprinkle over the cheese. Cut the slice of bread in half, put one half on top of the other and press down firmly.



Mince torpedo

Spread half a French baguette/roll thinly with margarine or butter. Spoon two to three tablespoonsof leftover cooked mince into the roll and add half a cup of grated cheddar cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. To serve warm, place it in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 180 ̊C. The mince inside soaks into the roll while the outside is crunchy. Cut the roll into smaller pieces. This makes for a great-tasting snack.


And don’t forget the drinks

Two-thirds of our body consist of water, which is why it’s one of the most important foods. The younger the child, the more important it is for them to drink enough. So always include a drink in a well-sealed bottle to carry around.