For hungry bellies in an afternoon slump, these healthy snacks are what's needed. They're perfect for little hands, too, and packed full of nutritional benefits. If you're looking for something to get kids in the kitchen, you'll be glad to hear they're easy to prepare as well. Check out our guide to kids' cooking projects for more ideas on delicious dinners that will keep budding chefs busy.

1. Pitta pocket
Health benefit: Low fat

Pitta pocket

Ready in minutes with a few wholesome ingredients, pitta pockets are the perfect solution to the mid-afternoon munchies. This wholemeal pitta stuffed with chicken breast, cucumber and sweet cherry tomatoes is under 150 calories and low in fat.

2. Red pepper hummus with crispbread snaps
Health benefit: High fibre

Red pepper houmous

This red pepper hummus is a great way to sneak yet more veggies into this delicious dip. Pair with crunchy courgette, carrot and cucumber batons for a simple, quick snack that's dairy and gluten free.

3. Fruitburst muffins
Health benefit: Low fat

Fruit burst muffins

These bite-sized fruity muffins are full of apricots, cranberries and blueberries and make an ideal afternoon snack or breakfast on the go. You may want to double the batch and keep some for yourself!

4. Frozen fruit sticks
Health benefit: Vitamin C

Frozen fruit skewers

These fun fruity skewers make a quick and simple dessert or snack, and the lime and passion fruit drizzle adds another dimension to these DIY ice pops.

5. Instant frozen berry yogurt
Health benefit: Low calorie

Instant frozen berry yogurt

Three ingredients, two minutes and a blender are all you need to whip up this sweet frozen berry yogurt. It has the texture of ice cream, the flavour of summer and fewer calories than your standard pud.

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