The weather here today is awful!
The weather here today is awful!
We ran out of snacks yesterday and the kids were getting hangry! (It was 9 am so didn’t bode well!) I decided to rummage in the cupboards and see what I could make for them to avoid a non essential trip to the shops.
I don’t know about you but I love pop tarts! They’re a real guilty pleasure of mine as an occasional treat but lets face it, they aren’t the healthiest of snacks. I decided to have a go at making something a little bit healthier that I could enjoy with the kids and it was surprisingly easy.
As a family, our favourite thing to do is go out for walks and spend time in local parks. When Organix asked me to try their new Gruffalo biscuits and see what wonder they could spark in my children’s imaginations of course I said yes!
It’s the first day of the Summer holidays and we’ve had a busy morning. We baked these ‘breakfast doughnuts’ which were a big hit with the kids. They were really easy to make so even Megan could help. They make a great snack or breakfast treat and are perfect for making with kids as they’re so easy to do!
These porridge cups are so quick and easy to make. They’re just 2 ingredients and are perfect for serving fun little snacks. I served mine with yoghurt and fruit but you could fill with ice cream and use as a healthy alternative to cones or whatever else you can think of!
Anyone who has followed me for a while will know that I love Organix snacks for my kids. I’ve always been a firm believer of giving treats in moderation as part of teaching my children to eat a balanced diet and if I can find healthier options then that’s always a bonus!
I don’t know about you but the second we have a bit of sunshine my son immediately asks for ice lollies! Shop bought ones can be expensive and full of sugar and additives so I picked up some silicone ice pop moulds from B&M to make our own healthy smoothie ice pops.
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!
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)!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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”