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Snack Time: 5 pinwheel sandwiches that are perfect for after school snacks

Rachel Brady

06 September 2017

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3 minutes

These fun 'pinwheels' could be served at a party, popped into a lunchbox, or as an after school snack. Just choose your filling and watch them get gobbled up!

Tasty pinwheels recipe for an after school snack

The way snacks are presented to kids can really impact on how well they are received. The simple act of calling these pinwheels instead of wraps, for example. By chopping the wraps up into sushi like bites - and by being a bit more inventive with filling ideas - means you are much more likely to get healthy food into your kids. That's the theory anyhow! Seriously though, I find it does work most of the time. Granted you won't get 100% success, but try it and see; you may be surprised.

These pinwheels get the thumbs up from kids

I like to make these as a snack after school, or I pop them into a lunchbox as part of a picnic for a day out. Try my ideas for fillings below or why not make up a few of your own? You know your own kids! Nowadays you can get spinach wraps, sweet chilli wraps (seen below) as well as white, brown and seeded, so mix it up and see what works.

Easy wrap pinwheels for kids

Pinwheels: my 5 ideas for healthy wraps

  1. Houmous and grated carrot: spread houmous on (not too much) then add a small sprinkle of grated carrot. 
  2. Peanut butter and jam: smear peanut butter with a thin layer of jam on top.
  3. Ham and pesto: lay thinly sliced ham on a thin smear of pesto. 
  4. Egg and sweet chilli mayo: mash a hard boiled egg with a little mayo and a tiny bit of sweet chilli sauce.
  5. Tuna crunch: mix drained canned tuna with mayo, diced gherkin and diced red pepper.


Healthy after school snacks for kids

How to do it:

  1. Spread the wrap with the filling: don't overfill as the filling does tend to squeeze out if there is too much!
  2. Roll up! Keep it tight but not so much that it overspills.
  3. Cut the ends off and discard, then cut the rest into sushi-like pieces. Serve!

Tip: Don't use overly wet fillings: for example, mashed banana doesn't work well as it goes too soggy!

What healthy after-school snacks do you love? Let us know in a comment below, or check out some more of our food blogs now!



Rachel Brady

06 September 2017

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Rachel Brady lives a mostly peaceful but very muddy life in the Peak District with her husband, 2 young kids, 2 cats and 1 naughty chocolate lab. Rachel is one of our much loved Trusted Explorers, which means all content has been written exclusively for in exchange for a contribution to their family piggy bank. All posts are first hand, honest and based on real experiences.

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