Snacks don’t have to be stressful or shop bought. There are plenty of delicious and nutritious five minute ideas that you can whip up for your little ones – think protein, healthy fat, and carbohydrate packed!
FRUITY YOGHURT RICE CAKES
Itsy Blitz fruit into full fast yoghurt, dip in baby rice cakes and freeze – perfect for weaning, snacks, and super delicious too!
PEANUT BUTTER ON TOAST
Toast isn’t just for breakfast, it’s the ultimate snack too. And as for peanut butter? It’s is a good source of protein, B vitamins, iron, folic acid, fibre and keeps you fuller for longer. WIN.
SCRAMBLED EGGS (and maybe a little dip dip)
Eggs are a great source of iron, protein, essential fatty acids, and Vitamins A, D, E, and B12. Eaten as a high-protein breakfast or snack, they can boost a child’s satiety levels and reduce hunger throughout a busy day of adventures, nursery, or simply playing at home.
HUMMUS AND PITTA
Chickpeas are full of key nutrients such as vitamins, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc, so whizzed to make a delicious spread mean a snack fit for a tiny superhero. Add pitta or wholegrain toast for a delicious carbohydrate boost, there’s plenty of energy packed into this one.
Do you worry that your kids don’t get enough nutrients into their body each day? Smoothies are a delicious way to solve this! Pack them with fruit, vegetables, oats and more, and your kids will have LOADS of energy to see them through the day.
FRUIT AND CHEESE
Create the ultimate ‘snack plate’ for your little one by slicing cheese and their favourite fruits. Picky bits can be a fantastic way of enticing fussy eaters as it can be popped down and left with little pressure.
What are your favourite high energy snacks for your little one? Tag us at @itsykids.