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Healthy toddler snacks

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PeppaPigStinks Sun 21-Apr-13 11:04:18

This has probably been done before but can you recommend some healthy snacks for my 2 year old. She is a grazer and I have given up with meals! Obviously I will persevere but after a four am feast this morning I need to get her eating more in the day.

She loves fruit. Raisins, dried apricots, goodies bars


looseleaf Sun 21-Apr-13 19:09:21

DS has a slice of fresh mango
Chunks of melon
Apple slices or grapes
Tiny jam sandwiches
Cucumber sticks (though he can't chew them very well so chews some and spits chunks out!)
A boiled egg
Cold potato with mayonnaise (he loooves mayonnaise)

mamij Sun 21-Apr-13 19:28:47

DDs have:
Breadsticks with hummus
Oats and raisin biscuits
Banana and oat muffins
Ham sandwich
Yoghurt coated raisins

Drladybird Sun 21-Apr-13 19:43:57

Rice cakes with tahini or peanut butter
Babybel type cheese (my 2 year old loves to peel them)
breadsticks with hummous
Homemade biscuits (shop bought ones seem so expensive if you try to avoid refined sugar) such as Coconut and oat bites

nextphase Sun 21-Apr-13 19:48:20

banana muffins - I only use half the recommended sugar
peanut butter spread on pitta / ricecakes / thinly sliced apple (yes)
fruit - all and any
cucumber / carrot / pepper strips with humus to dip into
boiled eggs
If you can be bothered to cook:
drop scones
sweetcorn fritters
eggy bread
muffin pizzas - split an english muffin, spread with tomato puree, cover in cheese and any other pizza toppings you fancy, and grill til cheese is melted

SweepTheHalls Sun 21-Apr-13 19:49:32

I would split up what I had planned to go
I've as the meal into small potions and call it a snack! He even fell for a mini portion of shepherds pie as a snack!

PeppaPigStinks Sun 21-Apr-13 22:12:47

Thank you very much. She used to like hummous but I get "don't like it" now angry
Will try boiled eggs thank you.
Also love the idea of meals as 'snacks'!

TheSurgeonsMate Sun 21-Apr-13 22:28:33

Odd salad combo designed by me and dd: apple, cheese, raisins and raw mushrooms. She'll mow through a large bowlful of that watching telly. Some people mix up dry goods in a bowl, like different breakfast cereals and dried fruit.

Popcorn. Freshly popped you don't need to add butter sugar or salt, just eat it.

I've been buying dutch pancakes called ApracaDebra from the supermarket. I get the savoury ones so I can make main courses with them. DD likes one heated gently, spread with jam and folded over.

Quesadillas, grated cheese in a tortilla heated in a frying pan.

Dd will eat sugar snap peas out the packet. (It's the rustling packet that makes it a temptation, I think!) Could also try frozen peas in a bowl?

Grated apple and oats in yogurt or proper bircher muesli, I think Jamie Oliver has a recipe for that.

Cold chicken.

FacebookWanker Sun 21-Apr-13 22:35:02

Love the sound if those oat bites ladybird I'll definitely be making those.

Drladybird Mon 22-Apr-13 15:45:11

Glad you like them Facebook
I agree, serving small meals as snacks is inspired!

FacebookWanker Sat 27-Apr-13 08:58:30

Thanks for sharing this recipe Drladybird. DD and I made these yesterday and she absolutely loves them.

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