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Snack ideas for 2 to 4 yo's need inspiration!

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littleraysofsunshine Mon 09-Feb-15 21:51:34

They're in phases...

So salad things other than occasional carrot stick. I try though.

What do your little ones have for breakfast/ snack /lunches?

StampyShortnose Mon 09-Feb-15 21:58:34

Snacks:cheese cubes, babybel, mini sausages, crackers, fruit fingers or berries, hummus and Breadsticks, pitta, veg sticks, toast, flapjack, cashew nuts (strangely my 3 yo loves them), oatcakes, raisins, dried apricots, pizza slice, those 'nakd' dried fruit bars esp the choc orange one that is MINE!

BrianButterfield Mon 09-Feb-15 22:00:15

Mini breadsticks, ritz crackers, toasting waffles, brioches, malt loaf...can you tell I have carb addicts! Also bananas and apples.

SergeantJarhead Tue 10-Feb-15 14:49:40

Grapes, blueberries, satsuma, strawberries, cucumber, cherry tomato's, mini sausages as PP said or cut up normal sausage, chicken nuggets (but preferably ones you've made yourself ;) )

Nabootique Tue 10-Feb-15 15:26:55

Most of the above, although DD not big on fruit. Loves raw veg though. She likes those Yo Yo fruit roll things. YY to stealing choc orange Nakd bars! Buy the multi pack and nab that one.

Nocturne123 Tue 10-Feb-15 15:33:51

Breadsticks , apple and weirdly olives . I find snacks hard to think of too.

Lovelydiscusfish Tue 10-Feb-15 23:00:23

Raisins, blueberries, Satsumas, slices of water melon, sticks of cheddar, pieces of ham, Organix puffs or flapjack bars, cheese crackers, grapes, bananas, apples. There might be others, but that's all I can think of for now.

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Tue 10-Feb-15 23:03:02

My little ones fav snack is peas and sweetcorn (she is a bit odd though grin)

littleraysofsunshine Wed 11-Feb-15 08:34:53

What about hot lunches?

Nabootique Wed 11-Feb-15 12:01:22

For lunches, mine has recently started liking soup, which is great. We also make pizza toast together. Fry off some peppers and mushrooms, spread some tomato puree on some toast, top with the veg, some cheese and ham if you have some and put under the grill. Omelettes are great too. I try and do a tortilla one with potato, sweetcorn, peppers, peas, onion, cheese. All lunches are about me trying to get her to eat extra vegetables!

cravingcake Wed 11-Feb-15 20:11:57

Snacks - same as most of the above but sometimes crumpets, oaty bar or cereal bar if out (handy to keep in my bag), and little yoghurt or custard is a favourite, also cherry tomatoes, slice of ham torn into bits in a bowl, and a borbon biscuit or custard cream goes down well too. I also have a 13 month old DD so DS (3.4yo) often wants same as DD.

Hot lunch is often French toast (sometimes known as eggy bread) or we share a pasta snack. I keep trying beans/spaghetti on toast but DS only eats about 2 teaspoons of it.

littleraysofsunshine Wed 11-Feb-15 20:46:56

My kids won't eat raw veg no matter how i try...hmm

Lovelydiscusfish Wed 11-Feb-15 21:14:39

Hot lunches enjoyed by dd include cheese and ham toasties (luckily she loves cherry tomatoes so will eat a few of these on the side). She also likes pasta (I tend to buy bags of dinosaur shaped pasta, or similar) with a simple tomato sauce. And sometimes spaghetti hoops, with a bit of cheese or ham, something like that!

Tho this is not hot, also worth adding that she has recently decided she really likes smoked salmon! I was surprised by this, as she's not generally the greatest lover of strong flavours (see above).

HelenaJustina Wed 11-Feb-15 21:35:55

Snacks: tiny satsumas, apples, ripe pear, carrot sticks, cucumber, baby tomatoes, pepper, hummous with veg/mini pitta, small cheese sandwich, crumpet, malt loaf, Humzingers, fruit YoYos are a special treat.
Hot lunch: soup and homemade soda bread ('orange soup' sweet potato, lentil and carrot 'green soup' potato broccoli and courgette 'vegetable soup' the previous 2 are blended so in their heads don't count as veg! Turkey/chicken soup)
Scrambled eggs, beans on toast

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