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a friend of mine gives her toddlers what she called "organic junk food" which i recall being these little rice cracker things

what do you do for snacks? some kids seem to just want to eat all the time

Tracer Hand, Monday, 26 October 2009 15:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Aidan isn't so much of a snacker now, but when I first started back at work he was eating all the time.

fruit - apple, grapes, orange/clematines, banana
rice cakes, though not toddler ones as they're overpriced, just got no added salt big ones
Any of the organix stuff that your friend probably refers to as organic junk food.
raisins, though tried to limit them as they're not great for teeth
smoothie pouches, again not great for teeth

Vicky, Monday, 26 October 2009 19:40 (fourteen years ago) link

I used to give my two little cups of frozen sweet corn and petite peas, along with dry puffed (unsweetened) cereals.

Jaq, Monday, 26 October 2009 19:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Fruit, rice cakes, babybel and breadsticks are the healthy mainstays although Howie (who is a real grazer) has a definite preference for bourbon biscuits and Quavers.

Meg (Meg Busset), Monday, 26 October 2009 19:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Alice's favourite snack is oatcakes, though for a long time it was just plain wholemeal bread, the weirdo. Also breadsticks, rice cakes, raisins, banana. Unsalted crisps and whatever (vegan) biscuits are going when we do depart from the healthier stuff. Very few actual branded 'kids' snacks - more expensive than grown-up stuff and not necessarily better for them as far as I can tell. Obv need to keep an eye on salt and sugar levels though.

Archel, Tuesday, 27 October 2009 09:38 (fourteen years ago) link

plain wholemeal bread

We are using this right now when J has trouble getting to sleep. It has worked like a charm for the past few months. I will cry honest tears when it stops working (like taking a long car ride eventually did - R.I.P.).

Fortunately, he mainly only eats when you sit down and remind him. The only fruit I can get him to eat are strawberries. I made him celery with peanut butter (because raisins are black) the other week, which seemed to go well, but I'm not going to push it too hard. I've been making popcorn as a snack recently.

(this makes it sound like he's a finicky eater, but when you get him in front of a dinner plate, he'll eat enough of whatever you put in front of him, as long as it isn't spicy or contain too many items that are red or black). : )

alexfromnycderpoolera (kingkongvsgodzilla), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 11:36 (fourteen years ago) link

I was sent into a panic by a fellow nursery parent at lunchtime today - she noticed that Alice had a peanut butter sandwich. 'Oh I thought we weren't allow to give them peanuts because of the kid who's allergic'. But surely this only applies to lunches that we send in with them if they are staying over lunch, not to things we give them if we take them out?? Or is it possible to be so allergic that you can't even be around someone who has eaten PB earlier that day??

Archel, Tuesday, 27 October 2009 16:29 (fourteen years ago) link

there might be peanut oil on the doorknob!

there's a better way to browse (Dr. Superman), Saturday, 31 October 2009 15:29 (fourteen years ago) link

ok it's time.. we're on the fuckin snack wagon now, bitches


lovely emma b not really into rice cakes as she thinks they're "empty"


Tracer Hand, Thursday, 5 November 2009 17:27 (fourteen years ago) link

Honey-roasted cashews, string cheese, and mangoes are popular in our house.

schwantz, Thursday, 5 November 2009 19:13 (fourteen years ago) link

We're full on into snacks:

Fruit slices
Puffed Kamut
Rice crackers
Pancakes (make a batch and keep em in the fridge until needed)

there's a better way to browse (Dr. Superman), Friday, 6 November 2009 20:10 (fourteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

Seaweed is the snack equivalent of crack cocaine - it can never be beat

Unchanging Window (Ross), Saturday, 3 June 2017 23:22 (six years ago) link

controversial opinions thread already exists

El Tomboto, Saturday, 3 June 2017 23:31 (six years ago) link

I have to agree, my local store has started selling salt and vinegar crispy nori and despite the rediculous $4/10g price tag, I can't get enough.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 3 June 2017 23:33 (six years ago) link

Hi El, wasn't sure if that was fit for the controversial thread

Unchanging Window (Ross), Saturday, 3 June 2017 23:40 (six years ago) link

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