Carrot in sausage rolls? Banana ice-cream? The kids will never even know with these healthy eating tips and tricks

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Tasty ways for your kids to get their 5-a-day

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Tasty ways for your kids to get their 5-a-day

With a little preparation and a few tricks up your sleeve, your kids will get their 5-a-day without even noticing.

 

Midweek tips

  • Try these quick ham & cheese pinwheels, perfect for lunchboxes.
  • Cut healthy sandwiches into shapes using biscuit cutters, or turn cheese, veg and fruit into stars, hearts or animal characters that younger children will love.

Secret way to 5-a-day

Weekend treats

  • Freeze ripe bananas and blitz for silky smooth banana ice-cream. Add a little peanut butter or trickle of honey for extra texture and flavour.
  • Tropical fruit kebabs are a great way to get kids eating their 5-a-day: just spear tinned pineapple chunks, fresh grapes or seasonal fruit on skewers.
  • Keep the family quiet with yogurt tubes or cereal bars for quick, healthy treats on the move.  

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How do you get your kids to eat more healthily? Share your tips and tricks in the comments below