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Healthy snacks I don't need to keep in fridge

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golfmonkey Mon 15-Aug-16 15:32:22

Hi, new to mumsnet but already grateful for it! Im a Mum to 20 month and 4 month DDs, struggling, but trying to improve things.
I try to have a stocked changing bag ready to go at all times, but the only snacks I can think of for my dd1 are crackers/biscuits/raisins/crisps, and none are particularly healthy. I usually give cheese/fruit as snacks too but these need preparing and keeping in the fridge fresh. Obviously it doesn't seem like a massive effort to chop some fruit and stick it in the bag but like I said I'm struggling and so would appreciate ideas on healthier snacks which I can keep in the bag from the night (a few days blush) before.

Any super easy healthy meals advice would be most welcome too - I usually make pasta or risotto with lots of veg and cheese in advance and defrost, but they are running out, and although I'm sure dd1 would be happy eating sweet potato, cheese and baked beans every day, it's probably not the best.
Note: she won't eat egg (literally comes right out of her mouth the moment it goes in argh!) and the only meat I can seem to get her to eat is sausages. I buy the healthiest I can but again, not fantastic.

Thanks in advance smile

Hopelass Mon 15-Aug-16 15:35:09

My 2.10yo son likes the fruit bars from aldi. They're usually near the checkouts and in various flavours. Not hugely healthy because of the sugar in dried fruit but not too bad plus they do one with pumpkin which is less sugary I think but still sweet.

Jackiebrambles Mon 15-Aug-16 15:36:54

Watching! I'm interested in the same. Our snacks are rice cakes, breadsticks etc. not great

ohidoliketobe Mon 15-Aug-16 15:37:29

Little bags of rice cakes instead of crisps. The organix crisps are better than other crisps too. My DS still likes the puree fruit pouches as well so always have one of them in handbag for emergencies

Shelby2010 Mon 15-Aug-16 18:55:53

I always grab a banana on the way out - ideal snack!

golfmonkey Mon 15-Aug-16 20:13:23

To be fair shelby, a banana is perfect you're right! And good idea re: fruit pouches, never tried them but bet DD would love them. Thanks, it's a start. I made sweet potato, beans and peas today instead of the usual cheese too. Little steps...
More suggestions welcome!

Highlove Tue 16-Aug-16 13:06:08

Pre-wrapped cheese (like babybel) works. Or I make a freeze mini muffins (savoury or sugar free banana) and just take one out in the morning - will be defrosted by snack time.

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