It’s been a grim weekend here, really windy and rainy. Harry goes completely stir crazy when he can’t get out as much as he’d like so I decided to do some baking with him to keep him entertained! He loves baking and these banana and raspberry oat bars were the perfect recipe to make together. It’s really quick, easy and he loved learning how to make repeating patterns when adding the toppings! They are perfect for a healthy snack in packed lunches and went down a treat with Harry and Megan!
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I know it’s still November but I asked on social media and it seems that people are ready for the festive spam so here it is. My first festive recipe of the year! These orange and cranberry biscuits are the perfect treat for your little one. With no added refined sugar they make a great snack for your little ones (they also taste great with a cup of tea for us parents)!
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It’s been a while since Harry and I baked together. This was another, ‘make it up as we went along’ recipe. It was really quick and easy to make and they were so tasty! Healthy too which is always a bonus!
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This spiced raisin porridge bread recipe came from another one of Harry and my baking mornings. We found a recipe for porridge bread in the My Fussy Eater cookbook and decided to give it a go. We’ve made a few recipes from this book now and they are all really easy and tasty. I’ll insert a video of Harry making another recipe from it at the bottom of this page. Literally recipes so easy to follow that a toddler can do it!
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With the weather being so sunny, frozen treats have been the perfect way to help cool the kids down while providing my 8 month old’s gums with a bit of relief while she’s teething. Shop bought ice lollies tend to be expensive and full of sugar and additives so I’ve been making my own. I had some leftover mix the other day and, on a whim poured it into some moulds.
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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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Yesterday was one of those days where Harry decided he wanted a biscuit. He seems to think he’s the Highway Rat at the moment and is developing quite a sweet tooth. He will appear at the door of the kitchen and say, in his best baddie voice, “give me your buns and your biscuits, give me your chocolate and cake.” I decided to make him a little treat with some bits and bobs that we had in the cupboard and created these blueberry and carrot flapjacks.
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These quinoa chocolate cake bites have very quickly become a new favourite in our house. They are super easy to make and healthy, but taste really naughty so are a great alternative to standard chocolate cake or brownies!
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Harry’s going through a phase at the moment where he’s constantly asking for cake and biscuits. Don’t get me wrong, he also asks for lots of fruit but I’m finding more and more that he’s asking for a ‘treat’ and as he gets older I want to teach him that it’s ok to have treats in moderation. In doing this I’ve found more creative ways to give him occasional treats while still keeping them as healthy as possible. The spiced apple and pear slices recipe was made up as I went along this morning when we both fancied something sweet but had nothing in the house. It has no refined sugars in and was really quick and easy to make.
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This sweet treat is super easy to make and really tasty. They hold their shape well but are nice and soft for younger children. Harry really enjoyed them and kept shouting ‘more’ when he’d finished!
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I’m really enjoying making these ‘ball’ snacks at the moment. They’re a great way to get your little one to eat lots of healthy goodness while disguising it as a naughty treat! It’s the week before pay day and after splurging on decorating and baby things we’re on basic rations for the next few days. After the success of the other ball snacks I’ve made for Harry I decided to rummage through the cupboards and see what ingredients we had in to make some more. I decided to mix it up a bit and make some carrot cake bites and am so happy with how they’ve turned out. Harry loved them and so do I!
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These berry coconut balls are quick, easy to make and a great energy boost for your little one! Harry seems to be hungry all the time at the moment and constantly wanting to snack so I made these to keep him fuller for longer! He really enjoyed them and so did I! Continue reading “Berry coconut balls”
I often get asked about what snacks I give Harry throughout the day so thought I’d share with you some of my favourite snack ideas. I try to keep Harry’s snacks as healthy as possible but do let him have little treats occasionally. Continue reading “25 Baby and toddler snack ideas”
These delicious apple crisps are super easy to make and absolutely delicious. With only 2 ingredients that you are sure to have in your kitchen these are definitely worth a try!
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These soft, tasty oat balls are a perfect healthy treat for your little one! Suitable from 6 months old they are solid enough to hold their shape while baby holds them and soft enough that they are easy to chew!
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As someone who likes to make a lot of Harry’s food from scratch myself I try to be wary of the snacks I buy for him. Like any parent, I want to give my child the healthiest foods possible but I also want quick and easy cheat foods that I can pop in my bag and take with us with no fuss or preparation.
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Blueberries are one of Harry’s favourite fruits! This weekend I decided to play around in the kitchen and have a go at making some baby/toddler friendly blueberry muffins.. The result was a big hit with our whole family!
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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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These cauliflower bites are a delicious way to get extra vegetables into even the fussiest of eaters! The recipe is easily adapted, we’ve added tomato and peppers but you could add peas, broccoli, courgette… Whatever you have to use up really!
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