Baby Snacks

Feeding a little one is such a responsibility and every parent wants to do the best they can. However a hectic life and a mobile, becoming ever more independant yet constantly hungry can mean you constantly have to carry snacks around with you. Well it does for me. My change bag has been overtaken with pots, bags and wrappers.

Here are my top tips on healthy snacks for your baby/toddler:

  • Grapes, blueberries or strawberries in pots.
  • Cubes of cheese (cheaper and better than cheese strings). Try different types of cheese too.
  • My fabulous oaty bars.
  • Dry cereal, choose a wholegrain, low salt option.
  • Raw veggie sticks and breadsticks with a dip our favourites are homemade hummous or try mixing greek yoghurt with mint and cumin.
  • Cream cheese pinwheels – spread it in a wrap, roll and slice.
  • Rice cakes, there are so many flavours out there for little ones
  • Potato wedges – peel, slice and baked in the oven, use sweet potato and normal whites.
  • Steamed veggies. My little one loves cooked broccoli 🙂
  • Sliced avocardo, cucumber and tomato
  • Boiled eggs
  • Pancakes either thick or thin
  • Fruity small plain scones
  • Pitta bread stuffed with cottage cheese and grated carrot, sliced up.
  • Pasta twists, cooked.
As you can see these are all easy to prepare foods showing you don’t have to buy lots of specialist baby snacks to keep your little ones happily munching (although those can be useful at times also). Now go enjoy the mess!!

 

Any other ideas or top tips? Please do share, I’d love to hear.

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5 Responses to “Baby Snacks”

  1. 12 March, 2012 at 21:23 #

    I have some no added sugar pancakes on my blog which are always a hit but my son loves eating fruit. He’s now ok with apple slices and clementine segments but just like grapes it’s worth watching out for choking with these when they’re younger.

    Savoury muffins, scones and welsh cakes are another good option.

    • 12 March, 2012 at 22:16 #

      Thankyou, great suggestions. I used to bite the end off clementine segments and let her suck out the juice. I think some foods depend on teeth, my LO has been slow with teeth so some foods like apple have been hard. Love the savoury muffins, we make some with cottage cheese and spinach 🙂

  2. 14 March, 2012 at 17:17 #

    Feta cheese and spinach went down a storm here!

  3. 13 October, 2012 at 13:22 #

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    • 13 October, 2012 at 13:26 #

      Thankyou so much! Really appreciate your comment.

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