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Toddler snacks - new ideas please

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Wishiwasanheiress Mon 25-Feb-13 16:20:25

I am stuck in a rut with snacks. Help me please? Recommend a good one or worthy book tohelp me out? I just can't think what to give....

I do presently
Cucumber in slices or sticks
Cheerios / milk
Rice pud
Ham & buttered cracker celery
Tomato and cheese squares
Mini sausages
Kiwi apple pear pineapple orange/clementine etc
Peanut butter/toast

Dd is 2 and will eat quite well. I'd like to be a bit more interesting but inspiration has left me.... I'm starting to get lazy and just repeat repeat repeat....

Thanks all

marzipananimal Mon 25-Feb-13 16:35:01

I give DS dry shreddies often when out and about. Dried apricots, rice cake with peanut butter/marmite/Nutella. You sound like you have quite a good varied list tbh!

Delayingtactic Mon 25-Feb-13 16:44:05

Avocado mushed on toast (and because I am a terrible mother a small amount of salt and pepper)
Muesli with nuts and honey and milk
Salami wrapped around a baby tomato
Gherkins (although DS did look shocked at his first taste he now eats them but wrapped in wafer thin ham)

mrsvilliers Mon 25-Feb-13 16:44:48

This list sounds amazing! My go to snack is a banana or cut up other fruit!

greensnail Mon 25-Feb-13 16:46:44

Mine are keen on popcorn at the moment.

ClipClapClop Mon 25-Feb-13 16:47:45

How about any of these?

Flapjacks (make in big batches and freeze)
Malt loaf (again freeze slices)
Rich tea biscuits
Cheese scones (can be frozen too!)
Cubes of cheese
Other types of vegetables - peppers in strips, cherry tomatoes
Boiled egg
Chicken strips
Tortilla wrap with hoummous

Hope there's something helpful in my list!

Wishiwasanheiress Mon 25-Feb-13 16:59:40

Really? Blimey. I thought I was going to get shot for not trying or being too sweet. Just stuff we often have in fridge. Hadn't thought of pop corn or gherkins. Some good ideas. I've been getting lazy and just lobbing dd something so thought I'd try to be bit more interesting.

Wishiwasanheiress Mon 25-Feb-13 17:00:36

Why have I not hard boiled an egg before ffs? Doh

OnceUponAThyme Mon 25-Feb-13 17:38:04

pancakes? you can do sweet or savoury. or what I do and buy them from the supermarket grin
raisins, peanut butter and celery - ants on a log
strips of pepper, nice and colourful

mummybare Mon 25-Feb-13 17:55:02

Muffins! You can do cheese and carrot/courgette/spinach or fruit and they freeze well too.
Pitta and hummus/other dips
Banana bread
Errrmm... To be honest, I generally go with fruit or yoghurt with maybe rice cakes if we're out, but once in a while I'll do one of the above.

tigerlilygrr Mon 25-Feb-13 20:18:48

I made cereal bars with my dd today, so easy... Heat a can of condensed milk and then mix it with porridge oats, mixed seeds and nuts, and mixed fruit (enough of those three to make a cereal bar consistency). Spread out on a baking tray and cook for an hour on low in the oven. Let it cool and then stuff your face! Delicious!

RandallPinkFloyd Mon 25-Feb-13 20:25:30

Mine is like some sort of 70's throwback.

If I let him he'd live on rice cakes, avocado, humus, malt loaf and bread sticks.

It's like "Life on Mars" round here grin

MoonlightandRoses Mon 25-Feb-13 20:50:24

What they all said up there and;

Frozen or cold peas and sweetcorn go down well in this house.
For a bit of variety - peanut butter and lettuce (iceberg) pitta-bread.
Branston pickle and cheese on crackers.
Cherry tomatoes.

tigerlilygrr Tue 26-Feb-13 10:02:41

Randall, love the idea of your toddler lounging round the house in flares and a leather jacket, rice cake in hand!

choceyes Tue 26-Feb-13 10:06:18

Fruit, oatcakes and broken bits of cashew nuts mainly.

Tubegirl Tue 26-Feb-13 10:11:42

Slices of ham smeared with cream cheese and rolled up.

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 26-Feb-13 10:21:06

He'd bloody love that tiger!

The only proper meal he will reliably eat is beef stew with suet dumplings, I fear I'm going to dig out my mum's old cook books. I bet he'd love a prawn cocktail out of a wine glass with a bit of iceberg lettuce in the bottom. I wonder if he'd eat tomato if I cut it with a zig zag edge grin

Gauri Tue 26-Feb-13 10:24:27

Pop corn, fruit, toast, cheese, raisin, bread sticks...

BinarySolo Tue 26-Feb-13 10:28:01

Malt loaf, crumpets, yoghurt, bread sticks and apples are favourites here.

lucysmam Tue 26-Feb-13 11:42:10

cereal bars
dry cereal
any fruit
<whispers> odd packet of crisps won't kill um wink
ritz crackers

my two will eat all sorts of snacky stuff...some more suited to going out than others (can't think of anything else atm)

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