Snack ideas: Morning and afternoon tea

Use these healthy and delicious ideas to add colour and variety to your menu. Choose snacks that help boost foods from any of the five food groups as required.




berry smoothie in a glass, and pieces of fruitMilk, yoghurt, cheese and alternatives

  • Glass of milk
  • Fruit smoothies
  • Cheese (e.g. cheddar, tasty, ricotta, cottage, cream cheese) and wholegrain crackers
  • Yoghurt or custard and fruit



  • Air popped popcorn
  • Pikelets with fruit and yoghurt
  • Fruit or vegetable muffins and scones
  • Large glass bowl of popcornFruit damper
  • Raisin bread
  • Mixed sandwiches, wraps or rolls (e.g. egg and lettuce, tuna and tomato and chicken and salad)
  • Toasted sandwiches/jaffles with fruit or vegetable fillings
  • Fried rice
  • Mini vegetable pizzas using wholemeal pita or English muffins (Check out our Grainy Goodies page for 'Little pizza people')
  • Untoasted muesli and yoghurt/milk
  • Wholegrain crackers with cheese
  • Wholegrain cereal (e.g. WeetbixTM) and milk
  • Crispbread/rice cakes/corn thins with cream cheese and tomato



  • Carrot, cucumber, capsicum, snow peas, beans, celery sticks with dip (e.g. hummus, tzatziki, beetroot, avocado)
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable platters
  • Corn cobs on sticksCorn on the cob
  • Vegetable or minestrone soup and toast
  • Baked potatoes with veggie fillings (e.g. baked beans, corn, capsicum, coleslaw) topped with grated cheese or plain yoghurt
  • Vegetable scones or muffins (e.g. pumpkin, carrot muffins)
  • Baked beans on toast
  • Zucchini slice or vegetable frittata
  • Falafel balls
  • Mixed sandwiches, wraps or rolls (e.g. egg and lettuce, tuna and tomato, chicken and salad)
  • Crunchy coleslaw, carrot and raisin sunshine salad
  • Bruschetta (chopped tomato and basil leaves on toasted wholemeal French stick slices)

See Making veggies fun for kids for more healthy snack ideas!


Meat and alternatives

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