Top 10 Healthy Tea Time Snacks

Tea time is the perfect opportunity to indulge in a variety of healthy snacks that everyone will love. Healthy food that’s nutritious and low in calories doesn’t have to be bland or boring, so here are some mouth-watering ideas for inspiration. 

  1. Hummus and Raw Veggies 

Made primarily from chickpeas, hummus is a healthy and protein-rich snack. Team it with a variety of colourful veggies such as raw carrots, cucumber, red peppers and celery sticks for a delicious, healthy tea.  

  1. Devilled Eggs 

Eggs are a great source of protein, but if you want to make them a little more interesting, try making devilled eggs instead. To do this, mix the yolk of hard boiled eggs with mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper. Sprinkle a dash of paprika on top for the finishing touch.

  1. Halloumi Pita Pockets 

Pita pockets loaded with halloumi, salad and tzatziki make for a great tea time snack. You can even pop them in a picnic for a day out. 

  1. Oatmeal Cookies 

If you love baking, why not make your own homemade oatmeal cookies? These can include whole grain oats, nuts and natural sweeteners such as honey or agave syrup. Mix in some raisins or dark chocolate chips for a bit of added flavour. These make a great snack for a trip to a family theatre show.


  1. Plain Popcorn 

The popcorn you get at the cinema is covered in sugar and salt. Toffee popcorn isn’t healthy either. But if you make your own popcorn, you can cut the calories and additives while enjoying a super easy and healthy snack. You can always add cinnamon or paprika for flavour. 

  1. Cream Cheese and Salmon Crackers 

Cream cheese and salmon crackers are a great addition to an afternoon tea setup or a grazing table. They’re healthy, delicious and filling. 


  1. Sweet Potato Crisps 

Sweet potatoes are a good source of fibre and can be eaten in many different ways. If you’re not a fan of their soft texture or are looking for more of a snack-like treat, try slicing them thinly and popping them in the oven until crisp. Serve with your dip of choice.

  1. Yoghurt and Berry Pops 

With summer on its way, you might be looking for healthy tea time snack ideas for the kids. Serving up yoghurt with berries will keep them satisfied. But how about turning this mixture into a fruit pop? Simply freeze the yoghurt and berry mix in an ice pop mould and serve.


  1. Banana Bread 

If you’ve a sweet tooth but don’t want all the sugar that’s found in traditional cakes and biscuits, how about cooking some banana bread? As bananas are naturally sweet, you can greatly reduce the sugar content of any recipe. Throw in some walnuts and dates too for texture. 

  1. Nut medley 

Nuts are high in healthy fats and are fine to eat in moderation. Peanuts in their shells are a fun snack idea as they take time to eat and therefore reduce the amount of nuts consumed. 

Tea time has inspired the hit theatre family show, The Tiger Who Came To Tea. This is based on the children’s book of the same name by Judith Kerr and is perfect for children aged three and above. Buy your family theatre tickets today.