Snack ideas...I'm struggling

(13 Posts)
SwivelHips Wed 05-Jun-13 09:32:15

DS has just turned 1 and has dropped his day feeds. I'm really struggling with snacks, so far we do:
rice cakes, crumpets, organix bars...I was thinking of cheese straws but apart from these I'm stumped...gah there's fruit of course...although he's not a great fruit eater. Any ideas greatly appreciated smile

CornishYarg Wed 05-Jun-13 09:46:58

Cubes of cheese with toast or crackers, oatcakes, homemade muffins (sweet or savoury), homemade flapjacks, malt loaf, croissant, raisins or other dried fruit.

I have seen some children snacking on raw veg like cucumber and pepper, but I've had no joy getting DS to follow suit!

SwivelHips Wed 05-Jun-13 10:39:55

<sighs> homemade is the woman I want to be...don't get a minute with DS and I use naps for the basics.
Is malt loaf the soreen stuff? Good idea re raisins, I'd held off but I guess he's old enough now. I have tried cucumber and he throws it on floor in disgust...smile

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Wed 05-Jun-13 10:59:57

Breadsticks, dried fruit bars, bananas,

SwivelHips Wed 05-Jun-13 12:39:35

Oh yes we do breadsticks (good point, we've ran out actually), bananas he'll eat at nursery but not at home for some bloody reason, I've ordered some in the shopping so giving them another go. (and thought I would put with custard for a pudding one night)

CornishYarg Wed 05-Jun-13 14:49:03

Yep, malt loaf is the Soreen stuff. It freezes well so you don't need to eat loads all at once.

And yeah, the homemade thing makes me sound a lot more Stepford wife than I am! I occasionally make a big batch when DS is napping and freeze them, so I only bake occasionally. But don't tell DH, who thinks I must be really busy baking...

sharond101 Wed 05-Jun-13 22:23:44

Toast fingers
cocktail sausages
strawberries
banana masked on rice cakes
pancakes
scones
yoghurt
smoothie

sharond101 Wed 05-Jun-13 22:24:02

mini milk ice lolly

Poppins27 Wed 05-Jun-13 22:36:20

My Dd is slightly older at 15 months but is as fussy as they get. She snacks on raisins, melon, porridge fingers, bread sticks, potato cakes, cheese, biscotti biscuits and grapes.

But I have also been trying dried apricots, yoghurt coated fruit (can't remember the name of them but bought a bag from the supermarket) and boiled egg.

Have you tried avocado? My dd2 loves the stuff! (she's 10 months). I buy mini ones, so she'll have a whole one. Also, mini baby bel cheeses are a good snack size.

SwivelHips Thu 06-Jun-13 19:14:50

Thanks ladies. I gave him soreen earlier after nursery (with butter) and he scoffed the lot, followed by a banana. Greedy like his mother alas.

Ive tried avocado, didn't know you could buy minis though. I keep forgetting what I buy in for him, so loads of things I throw out, avocados especially. I used to put it on toast without much success but probably should try again.

<runs off to get pen to write all this down before I forget in the morning>

I get the mini avocados from Ocado in a pack of 4. Can't say I've ever seen them in the supermarket. They're an ideal size for little ones, as otherwise with a normal one, you get stuck with that other half going brown.

PoppyAmex Portugal Thu 13-Jun-13 10:36:22

I do exactly the same as Cornish, one baking session and I get savoury and sweet muffins that last forever!

I just defrost a couple first thing in the morning and they're edible by lunchtime. DD loves them.

This woman has amazing recipes for babies/toddlers, loads of muffins and snacks too. Measures are American, but I've tried most of them and all came out amazing.

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