3 Healthy After-school Snacks It can be so easy for them to grab a bag of chips to snack on in the afternoon but, as research continues to show, simple carbohydrates aren't necessarily your kids' friends. 1. Yogurt Yogurt is an easy, grab-and-go, nutritious snack that most kids find yummy. It's also a great source of calcium and vitamin D, and studies show eating it can boost a body's ability to build strong bones. While it's naturally packed with goodness, pay attention to the yogurt you buy -- avoid ingredients that you can't pronounce, artificial coloring and high-fructose corn syrup. Bring home organic, low-fat or non-fat varieties to keep this snack healthy. Add honey for sweetness, and have fresh fruit and dried fruits on hand for kids to add as toppers. Or whip up a yogurt smoothie that contains your child's favorite 100 percent pure fruit juice and fresh fruit. 2. Peanut Butter Sandwich Peanut butter sandwiches are a long-standing snacking tradition, whether after school or as a Break snack in school. Peanut butter is rich in both protein and fiber, and when you make the sandwich on whole wheat (or another whole-grain bread) you also increase the high-fiber carbohydrates. And that's all good news for kids. Don't spoil little appetites, though. A half a sandwich will go a long way to satisfy after-school snack attacks. 3. Keep washed, snack-sized fruits and veggies on hand in the refrigerator along with dipping options. Use single-serving containers to pre-portion the amount that's served up -- and kids can easily serve themselves this way. And when you're shopping, ask the kids to help choose which fruits and veggies you buy -- if they picked them out, they're more likely to eat them.
What would you do with a cash prize of 200K? Well Weetabix has come up with a fun way of involving your kid’s creativity for fun prizes. To participate, submit your Weetabuddy creations on the Weetabix’s wall on Facebook, or on Instagram using the hashtag #FaceOfWeetabix . The more times you post a unique Weetabuddy, the higher your chances of winning! The offer runs till end of June. Weetabix East Africa Ltd locally manufactures East Africa’s leading Breakfast cereal, Weetabix under license from Weetabix Ltd UK. The company also markets its imported range of products which includes Weetaflakes, Alpen Muesli, Alpen Snack Bars, Weetabix Minis, Weetos, Fruit & Fibre, Branflakes and Oatibix. The goal of the company is to be the leading Breakfast Cereal Manufacturer in Africa, producing high Quality Breakfast Cereal to not only meet, but surpass consumer’s expectations. Weetabix has a strong heritage having been in the local scene for more than 30 years. The Weetabix brand currently commands the largest market share in the country. Weetabix offers many unique selling points, including: A nutritious, instant and healthy breakfast, Rich in fibre; Low in fat, sugar and calories, Great taste, Affordable for all market segments and Available throughout the country. Weetabix is available in five sizes, indicating the company’s desire to encourage all consumers irrespective of their income to eat a healthy breakfast. You will find the cereal in 37g, 112g, 225g, 450g and 900g across the supermarkets and even your neighbourhood shops. The brand has recently extended its horizons beyond the East African region.
Ingredients 1 cup caster sugar 2 cups Unga wa Dola Atta Mark 1 Flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp ginger powder 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 cup natural yoghurt 1/3 cup oil 1 1/2 cups carrots, grated Steps In a large bowl, mix together caster sugar, atta mark 1 flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, nutmeg and salt. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients and use a spatula to mix. Don’t over mix. Once combined, add the grated carrots and fold in with a spatula. Line a muffin tray with cake liners and scoop in the batter filling it 3/4 way up. Sprinkle some grated carrots on the top and lightly mix it in with a toothpick to prevent the exposed carrots from charring. Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 20 minutes. Cool completely before serving.