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Savoury filling snacks for DS5

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JontyDoggle37 Sat 19-Sep-20 03:33:50

I want to reduce the amount of sugar DS5 has in snacks. When he gets in from school he had what we call a ‘snack plate’, which might be a brioche, a yogurt, some sliced apple, baby tomatoes etc. He won’t eat cheese, marmite, peanut butter or eggs (I’m working on getting him to accept all of those, but snacks with those as a main visible ingredient aren’t really going to fly). He’ll happily eat lots of different veg and more ‘out there’ stuff like olives.

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JontyDoggle37 Sat 19-Sep-20 03:35:15

Sorry pressed post too soon!
Does anyone have suggestions please if what works with their children? Happy to batch make stuff if necessary.

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JingsMahBucket Sat 19-Sep-20 05:18:27

Maybe vegetable and hummus pinwheels? Spread hummus over a wrap or tortilla, add veg then roll it up. Then cut it crosswise to create pinwheels. Getting him to help may be fun for him too.

Ricekrispie22 Sat 19-Sep-20 07:03:30

Breadsticks, crudités and dip
Cocktail sausages and a little dip of tomato ketchup
Mini sausage rolls
Mini pitta bread
Pâté on toast
Pasta salad
Cuppa soup
Rice cakes

TakeMe2Insanity Sat 19-Sep-20 07:45:41

I’ve started giving ds 4(nearly 5) his dinner as soon as he gets in, he claims he wants snacks afterwards but they tend to go uneaten. It sounds like quite a lot of snacks before dinner.

tempnamechange98765 Sat 19-Sep-20 07:47:52

I buy a lot of the quorn range for my DS, so the cocktail sausages and picnic eggs. They're high protein but not full of crap like normal cocktail sausages.

I would try reducing the snacks though and having dinner earlier if possible - my DS is nearly 5 and a good eater, but he only has one small snack post school, and then his dinner around 5.

Hazelnutlatteplease Sat 19-Sep-20 07:48:16

One of any those things not all or some.

JontyDoggle37 Sat 19-Sep-20 10:04:21

Thanks for the suggestions.
In regards to the amount of snacks, he eats all of that plate, then eats all of his dinner at 6pm, and then has a bowl of weetabix and fruit before dinner. He is very slim (25th centile for weight) but never stops moving and burns it off. So I’m happy with the amount of snacks. And we have a family dinner together at 6pm, which is important.

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Catapultme Sat 19-Sep-20 12:30:27

savoury muffin?

FatGirlShrinking Sat 19-Sep-20 12:42:32

Toast and butter
Rice cake
Crackers and cheese.

On the eggs, DD won't eat yolk unless the eggs are scrambled. She loves egg white though, so will have a boiled egg with the yolk removed or fried egg white, or egg white omelette.

AtleastitsnotMonday Sat 19-Sep-20 17:57:07

Savoury flapjacks are good or not too cheesy cheese scone?

Swallowzandamazons Sun 20-Sep-20 12:22:07

Slices of cold meat wrapped around something else, like cucumber or carrot sticks.
A couple of breadsticks with a dip - if he likes olives he may enjoy tapenade as a dip, or hummous.
I've made small muffins and scones with a spoon of green or red pesto in them for flavour, along with some chopped olives, and they're really nice. I'd shove in some chopped jalapenos for adults too but for a 5 year old, maybe not!
Small oatcakes (some brands do mini ones, about the size of a £2 coin) with salsa piled on. The tesco fresh salsa (mild one) is lovely if he enjoys tomatoey things. I also like the guacamole. Depends on his palate.
I'm not sure what the advice is for small people nowadays but my lot always loved mixed unsalted nuts when they were a little older. Maybe 5 is too wee, I don't know any more!
An open sandwich would work, just a single slice of bread spread with a little pesto and some cream cheese if he enjoys those. Even cheese spread might work, although I do take into account his dislike of cheese. But maybe cheese spread would be acceptable to him? Laughing cow is the fav here.
A crumpet with butter.

Timeforabiscuit Sun 20-Sep-20 12:25:43

Has he got worms? Getting enough water?

Could be growth spurt time, but that's a fair bit to get through!

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