As parents we always want to keep our children healthy. We are always looking for healthy snack ideas when out and about or ever travelling little ones. We’ve asked 8 mom’s to give us some of their healthy snack ideas.
Lauren Henry is a mom of 2 girls, ages 4 and 1 years old and her girls loves fruit, rice cake snacks and rice crackers when they are out and about.
Dee Berry is a mom of 2 boys, 11 and 5 years of age. She says her boys love boiled eggs, but add that you need to keep them in the shell till your child is ready to eat them, but be conscious not to carry them around in warm weather for more than an hour or so. Other goodies her boys love, includes mini corn, cheese wedges and carrots make great snacks too.
Denise Neethling is a mom of a girl, age 23 months and soon to be mom to a boy. She says that Lea likes ProVita’s, Rusks, Banana, Purity Fruit Drops, Droëwors, Rhodes Fruit Squash, Dried Fruit Roll, Yoghurt and Mini Cheddars.
Shelley Swart, mom to a boy, age 6 years, says that when Connor Jo was little, she used to pack things like Purity or Squeeze pouches, fruit juice, mini cheddars, a packet of raisins, rice cakes or the Veggie Biscuits from Woolworths. If they go out over lunch time, she use to take frozen blocks of veggies or food and just heat it before they have lunch. Now that Connor Jo is much older, she packs a small bottle of water, banana, container of grapes, cheese or peanut butter sandwiches and a small packet of chips/crisps. She also mentioned that recently, Connor Jo started to nibble on cucumber – without the skin and corn.
Chanel Schonfeldt, mommy to a busy 1 year old girl, says that they love road trips so it is very important for her to have healthy snacks handy, which includes Drinking Yoghurt, Fresh Fruit, Sugar Free Muffins, Granola Bars and fresh, steamed veggies.
Claire Butterfield, mom of a girl, 6 years old says that she use to give Leah Popcorn and to make it fun, she would add a small drop or two food colouring. She advise that use a plastic shopping bag as the food colouring stains everything.
Meagan Hillman is a mom to 2 girls, 8 and 6 years of age and she likes to pack things like viennas, oat meal snack cakes, cucumber, cocktail tomatoes, Carrot Sticks, Yoghurt, Crackers, Cheese, Mini Puff Pies from Woolworths, Muffins, Bananas, Strawberries, Mini Pizzas, Celery Sticks or kebab sticks with chicken.
Johané Matthee, mother to a girl of 7 years old, shares that Tiané loves frozen fruit on a hot day, especially grapes. She also loves infused ice water and added that rice cakes with peanut butter and cheddars is always a winner.
Well, there you have it. Don’t know about you, but we certainly got a whole lot of new ideas from these mommies. We would just like to extend a warm thank you to all the mommies that was willing to share their ideas with us. Thank taking the time to share your insights with us. We certainly a whole lot wiser.
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