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Baby and toddler snacks: Are they really as healthy as they seem?

I’ve always been a big fan of feeding my children the healthiest food possible, with as little effort as possible.  I love making my own baby and toddler snacks as it’s the best way to know what’s in them. However, as a mum of two children under 3 years old, I also love a shortcut!  Harry is now at an age where he wants ‘treats’ and I am trying to teach him about having them in moderation.  Megan is weaning and hates being left out so I’m always looking for something that they can both enjoy!

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Festive Chickpea Cookies

These healthy, festive chickpea cookies are full of flavour and make the perfect Christmas treat!  They’re really easy to make and are refined sugar and gluten free.  I’m going to make some of these for Harry’s Christmas party this weekend and I think we’ll make some to leave out for Father Christmas on Christmas Eve too.  Obviously, if you don’t celebrate Christmas these can be made without the festive shapes or writing but as Christmas is getting nearer I couldn’t resist putting a little twist on an old favourite recipe!

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Creamy green pasta

This simple, creamy green pasta takes just minutes to make and is packed full of healthy goodness.  It was a big hit with Harry and will definitely be featuring on our lunchtime menu again!  Just a quick warning though, it is messy!  There is a strong chance your little one will look like Shrek after eating it but I’d say it’s well worth it.

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Simple homemade houmous

Houmous is a great way of getting healthy protein into your little ones diet. Shop bought houmous is great, and I’l be honest we used to use it a lot, but it can be pricey and have lots of added salt in it. Our simple homemade houmous recipe takes 5 minutes to make. It is delicious and can be kept for a few days in the fridge. Harry loves his with breadsticks and veg sticks or spread on toast!
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