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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?

StarsAboveYou Mon 11-Feb-13 15:42:46

No suggestions but watching with interest as I also spend a small fortune on these products each month!

KatherineKrupnik Mon 11-Feb-13 15:43:56

feel like I should put in an "other products are available" disclaimer!

BeCool Mon 11-Feb-13 15:46:16

my 2 have never linked the Organix stuff or rice cakes!! pity as they were (potentially) quite convenient.

Snacks they like - small bananas, soft pears, raisins, brioche, croissant (or part thereof), grapes, blueberries, biscuits (only non-organic are deemed acceptable by the DC), yoghurt, toast, cheese (DD2 ONLY likes grated cheese though).

When weaning DD1 would eat a soft pouch of food straight from the pack. DD2 never liked them.

WantAnOrange Mon 11-Feb-13 15:47:14

I'm a child minder.

Raisins, breadsticks and banana seems to be the staple diet for toddlers.

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!

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).

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)

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.

Oh yes bread sticks too

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.

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.

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

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

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...

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 16:00:30

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

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

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

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

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

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 the oven on a low heat for about an hour....less for fan assisted.

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

theDudesmummy Mon 11-Feb-13 16:14:49

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.

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)

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.

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

Mini breadsticks

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

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