healthy snacks for 14 month old

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DS is in nursery, I send in breakfast, lunch, and two 'snacks' for every day. He also has a pot of plain whole milk yoghurt.

Breakfast is often a bit of scrambled egg and sausage and some peas, or a slice of bacon and broccoli, or quiche, or a sausage and cornmeal muffin... all home made, all things he likes. Lunch is usually a portion of a previous dinner that has been scooped off and frozen, so it could be lasagne, fish pie, anything like that with veg. There's alsways a few slices of fruit in there for both meals too, though that mainly gets thrown around I suspect hmm

BUT! the snacks are ... well, I dunno if they're nutritionally very respectable. Animal crackers (those little biscuits), rice cakes, raisins, babybel cheeses or laughing cow cheese triangles...

I'm not too fussed and I'm not trying to competitively -lunchbox, but as we quite like cooking from scratch, I'd love some suggestions. He sometimes likes a banana mini-muffin... I can't send peanut butter any more, which was a big hit - What do people give their toddlers for snacks that aren't biscuits or rice cakes?

gah,that should read "or a slice of bacon and broccoli quiche" - dunno what happened there.

he likes meat and most cheese and cooked veg (or frozen peas straight from the freezer). So a lot of our options contain those things smile

lolalotta Wed 28-Sep-11 12:14:44

My 21 month old DD LOVES these little whole wheat cheesey biscuits and they keep in an airtight container for a week! smile
They are very easy to make too, all done in the food processor.
Hope this helps!
smittenkitchen.com/2011/03/whole-wheat-goldfish-crackers/

lolalotta Wed 28-Sep-11 12:17:08

Oh and she loves these savoury muffins too, courgette and pinenut! They freeze very well too:
www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jun/05/savoury-muffin-recipes-fearnley-whittingstall

lolalotta Wed 28-Sep-11 12:18:36

I would probably make then as mini muffins though, large ones would be too filling as a snack (they do make a great on-the-go lunch int he buggy though if you don't mind crumbs!)

lolalotta Wed 28-Sep-11 12:21:51

Further down on that link I posted above she likes the Carrot, spinach and cumin muffins too. grin

lolalotta Wed 28-Sep-11 12:23:17

How about some mini fruit scones, they're not too high in sugar?

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