During the school summer holidays, I always find it difficult to follow a routine, especially when it comes to meal-times and snacking. It’s even trickier when your little ones are fussy eaters and reluctant to try new foods. Sometimes it’s almost too easy to throw in some quick fix fast food snacks to keep the kids happy, especially when you’re out for the day or on holiday.
But creating last-minute healthy snacks for your children doesn’t have to be difficult. I’ve started to use canned fruit in juice as a staple store cupboard option to create tasty nibbles that can be enjoyed on the go or at home. Using Princes canned fruit in juice can count to one of your five-a-day1 and is a great fuss-free way to ensure your children’s’ snacks also contribute to a balanced diet.
With the kids being at home, it’s not always easy to plan the weekly shop – or even get to the shops – so having canned fruit in the house ensures you always have handy and healthy food at your fingertips. And, canned fruit is affordable, long lasting and pre-prepared, taking away all the hassle of washing, peeling and chopping.
Did you know? Princes Fruit is packed from fresh and contains no artificial colours or preservatives2
Creating healthy snacks in the kitchen for your kids can be fun and simple at the same time. From Pineapple Frozen Yoghurt to Peach Smoothie Ice Lollies, I’ve worked with Princes to develop some simple snacks that are so tasty and fun, your kids won’t even notice the difference.
 Public Health England (2016) National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Results from Years 5 and 6 (combined) of the Rolling Programme (2012/2013 – 2013/2014) https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/ndns-results-from-years-5-and-6-combined. Last accessed 23rd September 2016
 Does not include Princes Fruit Cocktail Pollitt et al. (1982). Fasting and Cognitive Performance. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 17, 169-174.