Portions: 6 servings
These easy-to-make crepe rolls are among my favorite healthy after school snacks or school day breakfast. They are just the perfect healthy, nut-free solution that will please even the pickiest little eater! Also see all the ways you can serve them. Make them in batches, and you'll have them ready and out the door in no time.
Why I ❤️ it
Feeding your children should be very easy, at least in theory. But all the theories crumble once you have to raise an actual child. I struggle too. That's why I keep trying to come up with ideas for tasty after school snacks, easy school lunches, and school day breakfasts that don't require a lot of time or effort, and that can be served in multiple ways.
You can stuff these in many ways, with savory fillings, or fruits, just find the right one for your own kids. I share many ideas, so grab the recipe here.
After school snacks recipe
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Pick any of these stuffings to make your rolls.
Turkey roll (nut-free)
- ½ cucumber, peeled and cut into strips
- 12 slices of Cheddar cheese, (or mozzarella)
- 6 slices turkey ham
Eggs and veggies roll (nut-free)
Peanut butter and jelly roll
Nutella and strawberry roll
Before starting, please make sure you have all the ingredients and utensils ready.
Step 1: Make the crepes
To make the crepes, sift the flour, mix it with the eggs, milk, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until there are no clumps. It should be like a thin batter.
Step 2: Cook
Lightly brush the pan with butter. Heat it over low heat. Once heated, pour ⅙ cup of the batter and spread uniformly on the bottom of the pan.
Cook for 30 seconds, or until the edge has separated from the pan. Flip carefully and cook for another 30 seconds. Flip again and cook until it has golden spots. Remove from the pan.
Repeat with the rest of the batter to make 5 more crepes.
Step 3: Arrange
To stuff them, arrange the stuffing of your choice and roll. Cut them into halves, and wrap with wax paper or aluminum foil.
You can save the crepes refrigerated in an airtight container to use over the next three days. Or you can prepare them all at once if you need to serve them on the same day.
For a small child, one roll (cut into two) should be sufficient. An older child or as an after-school snack for teens, two is probably better.
Combine with UHT milk, drinkable yogurt, or sugar-free juice for a healthy, satisfying snack.
Serving: 2g - Calories: 382kcal - Carbohydrates: 23g - Protein: 21g - Fat: 22g - Saturated Fat: 14g - Cholesterol: 122mg - Sodium: 508mg - Potassium: 408mg - Fiber: 2g - Sugar: 5g - Vitamin A: 5365IU - Vitamin C: 12.2mg - Calcium: 516mg - Iron: 2.2mg
The importance of healthy snacks
Nutrition during the early years of your child’s life is essential for their future health. This is when their brains and other vital organs are developing, so it is important that everything they consume is as beneficial as possible.
It is also a good time to establish healthy habits that could last a lifetime. Make the most of the short period in your child’s life when they do not even need to know that sodas, candies, cookies, or chips exist!
Good nutritional habits will ensure that your child is energetic, alert, and receptive to learning. These habits minimize the chances of a child being overweight in later life, especially when combined with an active lifestyle.
A daily lunchbox should provide children with vitamins, minerals, and energy. Don’t worry - better snacks do not necessarily involve lengthy preparation.
Easy Back to School Snacks and Lunch Ideas
Here are some ideas. Try any combination of one option from each category.
Fruits and Vegetables
- Option A: Apple, banana, passion fruit, etc. Cubes of pineapple, mango, papaya, kiwi, melon, or some grapes.
- Option B: Raisins, apricots, dates, figs, apples, etc.
- Option C: Unsalted almonds, peanuts, etc.
- Option D: Vegetable sticks --e.g. carrot or celery. Cherry tomatoes in a small container.
Bread, crackers, and sandwiches.
- Option A: Casabe or wholewheat crackers, pita bread, and grissini with cheese.
- Option B: Casabe, or wholewheat crackers, pita bread, and grissini with cubed ham or cold cuts.
- Option C: Casabe, or wholewheat crackers, pita bread, and grissini with hummus, olives, or tuna dip.
- Option D: Wholewheat bread sandwiches, wraps, pita pockets with peanut butter, turkey ham, egg, and cheese, or tuna If your child likes more exotic tastes, try sandwiches with pesto, hummus, or salmon.
Healthier sweet treats
- Option A: Home-baked oatmeal and raisin cookies.
- Option B: Home-baked banana or carrot bread.
- Option C: Yogurt-coated nuts or raisins.
- Option D: Mini-box cereal (a small portion of the non-sugary variety).
Back to school snacks
- Colorful rice and quail eggs salad
- Whole wheat banana pancakes
- Oatmeal and nuts breakfast muffins
- Baked potato and serrano croquettes
- Easy rolls for school snacks
- Oatmeal and milk drink
- Cornmeal and cheddar muffins
- Homemade casabe
- Rice and pineapple juice
- Plantain and cheese breakfast tart
- Peanut and dry fruit bars
What to buy for school snacks?
Some easy snacks for school that require no preparation are fruits, cheese cubes with dice vegetables and some crackers, nuts (if allowed in school), dry fruits, granola bars, cereal bars, low-sugar muffins, etc.
What to pack for school snacks?
I love reusing leftovers as after school snacks for kids or afternoon snacks, some great ideas are egg-free pasta salad, sandwiches, some rice and vegetables, leftover non-dairy pasta, etc.
This is just a printer-friendly summary, some useful details are found in the recipe above.
Easy Rolls After School Snacks Recipes
For the crepe rolls
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 2 medium eggs
- 1½ cup of skim milk
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon of salted butter at room temperature
Turkey roll (nut-free) filling
- ½ cucumber peeled and cut into strips
- 12 slices of Cheddar cheese (or mozzarella)
- 6 slices turkey ham
Eggs and veggies roll (nut-free) filling
- 12 Cheddar cheese sticks or mozzarella
- 6 eggs scrambled
- ½ cup diced tomato
- 12 lettuce leaves
Peanut butter and jelly roll filling
- 12 tablespoons of low sugar peanut butter
- 12 tablespoons of jelly
Nutella and strawberry roll filling
- 12 tablespoons of Nutella or similar
- 12 strawberries thinly sliced
Step 1: Make the crepes
- To make the crepes, sift the flour, mix it with the eggs, milk, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until there are no clumps. It should be like a thin batter.
Step 2: Cooking
- Lightly brush the pan with butter. Heat it over low heat. Once heated, pour ⅙ cup of the batter and spread uniformly on the bottom of the pan.Cook for 30 seconds, or until the edge has separated from the pan. Flip carefully and cook for another 30 seconds. Flip again and cook until it has golden spots. Remove from the pan.Repeat with the rest of the batter to make 5 more crepes.
Step 3: Arrange
- To stuff them, arrange the stuffing of your choice and roll. Cut them into halves, and wrap with wax paper or aluminum foil.
By Tia Clara, published Aug 15, 2012 on