Tiddlers get grumpy if you don’t keep them fed! And when making the transition from milk to food, you’ll start to give them snacks. I recommend a 10.30am and 3pm sort of time schedule to keep the hunger grumps at bay!
My dentist is quite insistent that snacks shouldn’t just be fruit, so when I give my children fruit, it’s usually accompanied by savoury snacks and something alkaline like cheese which will reduce the acid attack on their teeth from the sugar in the fruit.
I have a bit of a hatred for packaged snacks – especially those marketed for babies and children. I’m the Tupperware Queen! So I have two categories of snack here:
- No Prep – for the busy frantic moments in life
- Preprep – when you have 5 mins to whip up a pot or plate of wholesome snacks
No prep snacks
- unsalted rice cakes
- mini breadsticks
- hummus pot with crudites
- cream cheese/hummus on bagel/toast/bread/roll/ricecake
- cheese cubes
- savoury muffins
- chicken kebab