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40 Recipes

Pack the little ones off with healthy bites and a few special treats to keep them alert and full all day.

Leek, cheese & potato pasties

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(6 ratings)
Mini veggie pastry parcels with oozing cheese make a great value and comforting homemade snack
1 hour and 25 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Cornbread muffins

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(13 ratings)
These savoury snacks are brilliant for picnics and lunchboxes - plus they can be frozen ahead
1 hour
Easy
Vegetarian

Tuna & sweetcorn slice

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(12 ratings)
This easy budget supper uses ready-rolled pastry to make an open pie - experiment with your own toppings
35 minutes
Easy

Rainbow rice

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(6 ratings)
This colourful salad is a good way of getting lots of veggies and seeds into your childrens diet
30 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Carrot & raisin sandwiches

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(2 ratings)
A vegetarian sandwich with a difference, this light filling is simple and great for afternoon tea or lunch boxes
5 minutes
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian

Cheddar scones

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(56 ratings)
Fantastic straight from the oven or served the next day, split and toasted through
25 minutes
Easy

Vintage chocolate chip cookies

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(89 ratings)
A retro recipe for chocolate-studded biscuits with a soft squidgy middle - make plenty as they're guaranteed to be a hit!
25 minutes
Easy

Malt loaf with banana & honey

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(0 ratings)
Top chewy malt loaf with fruit and honey for a healthier snack that counts as two of your five-a-day
7 minutes
Easy

Spicy seed mix

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For a healthy snack nibble on this mix of sunflower, pumpkin and linseeds, or sprinkle on salads and soups
25 minutes
Easy

Super berry smoothie

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(5 ratings)
Frozen berries are a thrifty way of creating a healthy smoothie - pad it out with oats to make it extra filling
10 minutes
Easy

Pressed picnic sandwich

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A great recipe for kids to assemble - fully load a ciabatta loaf with favourites like prosciutto, artichokes, peppers, spinach and mozzarella
28 minutes
Easy

The ultimate makeover: Blueberry muffins

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(53 ratings)
We've created a deliciously light version of this classic muffin that contains virtually no saturated fat
50 minutes
Easy

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