My kids love the range of snacks from Healtheries, so much so, that one packet is never usually enough. I pop a pack of these Potato Stix, for example, in their lunch box which keeps them satisfied until they get home from school and then they're starving again! For something a little more substantial for an After School Bite, I've come up with these Ham & Cream Cheese "grissini style" Potato Sticks. It keeps them going until dinner time.
I'm taking part in the Healtheries #snacksophere challenge currently being run over at Kidspot.
Potato Stix are a crunchy, chicken flavoured potato and rice snack. (They also come in a Roast Potato flavour.) These are just one of the great products in the Healtheries range. They have 50% less fat than normal potato chips, are dairy free, contain no preservatives or artificial flavours or colours and no added msg.
You can go crazy with what you add to the cream cheese or just leave it on it's own. Any kind of flavoured cream cheese spread, dip, hummus or chutney would work wonderfully with or without the cream cheese.
I added a small amount of sweet gherkin relish to some cream cheese.
To assemble, spread a small amount of cream cheese on a thin slice of ham and place the potato stick on the edge and roll up.
Serve immediately as the Potato Stix will go a bit soggy if left too long but if your kids are anything like mine, they won't last that long. And why should the kids have all the fun? For a grown up version to serve as a snack with drinks why not wrap with thinly sliced prosciutto spread with a little vintage cheese spread, quince paste or olive tapenade. You'll love them just as much as I did.
Disclaimer: This blog post forms one of three entries into the Kidspot Voices of 2014 Healtheries #snackosphere challenge. I was given a selection of Healtheries snack foods to try. All opinions and photos are my own.