Winter Crisps


Children are generally a lot more active than adults and growing at a fast rate, so having a snack in between meals may give them a welcome boost. This is a quick healthy snack option, that my little girl loves. Generally smaller tummies fill up fast and energy is burnt off quicker. I find these very useful for when we are on the go and they make great finger foods for smaller children too.  


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large sweet potato, thinly sliced

  • 2 parsnips, thinly sliced 

  • 2 apples, cored and thinly sliced



Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan oven). Wash the sweet potato, parsnips and apples. Thinly slice them, leave the skin on for extra nutrition (I use my trusty mandolin, but I have used just a knife too) . Toss the sweet potato, parsnips and apples slices in olive oil. Arrange on a baking tray and bake at 170C fan for 10 -15 mins or until cooked, turning halfway. Remove from the oven cool on kitchen paper, and pile into bowls for eating!

N.B. You can also store in airtight containers, for when you are out and about.

snacks, veggiesMiriam Cooper