I spend a small fortune on Organix. What toddler snacks do you make?

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KatherineKrupnik Mon 11-Feb-13 15:39:27

As above... I spend a small fortune on various Organix products for my kids. Particularly those baked corn things - carrot sticks, cheese & herb puffs, & the oaty fruit bars. I also have a minor investment in those marmite rice cakes...

Any suggestions for make at home alternatives?

KatherineKrupnik Wed 13-Feb-13 19:23:46

It's the sense of excitement the kids have at the crinkling of the packet & the small items contained within! Buys me lots of time when they are in the bike trailer that a sandwich or banana doesn't (an apple does as it takes a while to eat!) setting up small pots of subs feels time consuming & I rely heavily on fried fruit when I do so.

multitask Tue 12-Feb-13 11:21:47

20 years ago when my oldest was a baby my mother was appalled at me spending money on such stuff (don't even rememeber what it was back then but Boots likely sold it) she said there's nothing wrong with a few crusts of bread!! hmm

babybels... honestly don't see the problem though, and have survived 3 toddlers, don't bake them special snacks and can't buy anything like Organix in this country... If you just read the ingredients on bread sticks, rice cakes, cheese etc not directly marketed at adults you pay about 1/3 for the same thing in a bigger pack... :/ Fruit also frequently comes in its own packaging very easy to pick up and go - the banana being a splendid example... grin :/

I'm saving up to buy a breadstick factory. I figure it's got to be cheaper than the endless tubs of the little buggers that my two get through.

FuriousRox Mon 11-Feb-13 17:08:25

Dd eats no fresh fruit whatsoever but will eat apple rings and raisind and dried cranberries (she's posh, she is).
She also loves organix oat bars. I ought to make my own fruity flapjacks but I have a new baby - and I'm bloody lazy.

ceeveebee Mon 11-Feb-13 16:50:44

Oatcakes
Babybel
Bananas/apples
Cheerios
Mini breadsticks
Raisins

I tend to take a small Tupperware filled with snacks rather than a packet - can buy big bags then which are usually cheaper

MERLYPUSS Mon 11-Feb-13 16:40:57

My boys love(d) malt loaf with butter and digestives with cream cheese. Not organic but I kidded myself they weren't total crap. I had them when I was younger and I have lived ole enough to reproduce.

MousyMouse Mon 11-Feb-13 16:17:51

my dc liked (well still like it for their lunchbox) cinnamon raisin bread. U make my own, slice thickly, toast twice on low then cut into soldiers.

for one loaf:
500g flour (half wholemeal/white bread flour)
250ml milk
75g butter (unsalted)
80g sugar or honey
200g raisins (or other dried choped fruit)
1 tablespoon or sachet dried yeast
teaspoon cinnamon
half a teaspoon salt (important or it will taste disgusting)

mix, knead, prove, shape, bake (about an hour at 170 fan oven)

My toddler also loves the Organix gingerbread men, and the corn snacks stuff. The rice cakes are practically a staple for him (he also likes chocolate rice cakes, which I get in helath food type shop).

Any kinds of biscuits wil however be happily eaten, and cream crackers. Also the Bear Fruit Yoyos (we call them Fruities and he eats several a day, which at least makes up for the fact that he won't eat fresh fruit or raisins or anything like that). And there are fruit snacks called Humzingers (I have only been able to find them at Waitrose so far) which are very good. Also Dairylee dippers.

littlestressy Mon 11-Feb-13 16:11:06

I stopped buying those organix type crisp things and just give my DC a (very) few quavers out of my packet. He only has them every now and then so I think he'll be ok.
He has plain rich tea, breadsticks, raisins, apple, banana etc. I stopped buying snacks aimed specifically at children after talking to my friend who has two very healthy children who never have any of the organix etc

MrsMushroom Mon 11-Feb-13 16:10:33

I used to make rusk-like things...bread which had been cut into fingers and with some marmite on if you like....in the oven on a low heat for about an hour....less for fan assisted.

FoofFighter Mon 11-Feb-13 16:04:30

Little ziplock bags with cheerios/mini max cereal etc in.

SmileItsSunny Mon 11-Feb-13 16:03:19

Dancing that sounds great, seriously, can you post the recipe?

KatherineKrupnik Mon 11-Feb-13 16:00:30

ooh thanks dancing, I'm thinking making some mini-mini ones & freezing them...

DancingInTheMoonlight Mon 11-Feb-13 15:58:35

Savoury mini cheese, red onion, spinach, pepper and sweetcorn muffins. Really eat a you just bung the ingredients in a bowl and stir well i do

KatherineKrupnik Mon 11-Feb-13 15:57:46

grin a world pre-Organix?! & their 100% no junk promise?! That must have been a tough life.

Maybe I need to invest in some mini tubs & start diversifying...

BeCool Mon 11-Feb-13 15:56:25

just close your eyes, take a deep breath and try to image what parents fed their DC pre-Organix (circa 2005 I'm guessing) grin

OhMyNoReally Mon 11-Feb-13 15:54:27

You can buy salt free sea brook crisps and split the pack into little pots. My dc liked peas, bananas, rockbuns, cheese scones, frubes, diced fruit, mini quesadillas, little pots of cous cous, crackers. Mind I had a large fortune invested into mini tubs. Can't wait to start the weaning again, it's so much fun. smile

KatherineKrupnik Mon 11-Feb-13 15:52:54

Yeah, we do fruit/big rice cakes (the kids like a rice cake sandwich with peanut butter in), frozen peas/sweetcorn, small slices of corn on the cob... Suppose what I am looking for is things I can make ahead & store in convenient little bags for when I am rushing out of the door.

choceyes Mon 11-Feb-13 15:52:21

WE love the Organix gingerbread men. I don't always buy them, but when I do I give it to them as a bedtime snack, they love it!

Other snacks are, fruit, cheese, nuts, sugar free banana bread, and occassionally a biscuit or cake if we are in a cafe.

Oh yes bread sticks too

You can't get them here - bananas, apples, pears, cucumber, raisins, buttered toast - I don't make , aside from the toast, I hasten to add ;) I do buy yoghurt coated rice cakes though - they are not specifically for children (they are large) but contain no salt.

nancerama Mon 11-Feb-13 15:49:24

Buy big rice cakes - they are way cheaper. Snap them into quarters and spread with cheese, houmous, purée, anything!

Bread sticks - Waitrose do some low salt ones.

Bits of fruit

Cold peas (sounds disgusting, but he loves them)

Rooble Mon 11-Feb-13 15:48:49

Grapes, carrot sticks (as in actual carrot chopped up), raisins, oatcakes with a bit of hummus spread on, satsuma, jam sandwich, cream cheese sandwich, plain rice cake with a bit of marmite spread on it...
I think those organix products are just training your children to eat crisps (bit obsessed about this as was an overweight child).

coldcupoftea Mon 11-Feb-13 15:48:30

Flapjacks are v easy to make yourself.

I often give my kids plain cream crackers or plain (value) rich tea biscuits as a snack- if you check the sugar content there is very little difference!

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