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Want them to eat up and get a bit a bit of goodness in them at the same time? Look no further than our list of simple swapping ideas.

Simple meal swaps to try at home

Healthy swap tips from parents

"Instead of giving my daughter crisps or other unhealthy savoury snacks, I like to give her chickpeas, baked with a blend of spices."

-    Kelly, mum from Edinburgh

"Use almond flour and beetroot instead of chocolate to make brownies – the kids will love it and they won’t even know it’s not chocolate."

-    Lynsey, mum from Edinburgh

“Grate courgette and carrot into pancakes. Pancakes are easy to make, cheap and most kids love pancakes. Plus, it’s an easy way to get your kids eating veg at another time of the day other than dinner time."

-    Gabriele, mum from Edinburgh

“We call water ‘sky juice’ – it makes drinking it sound much more exciting!”

-    Andy, dad from Dundee

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Last updated: 9 Oct, 2023