I haven’t got room for crisps now – JD, 4
A little while back I wrote about some healthier choices that busy parents could carry in their bag to avoid snacking on crisps between grocery shops and school runs.
This week, I bring you the same roundup, but this time for the small people in your life:
HIPP Organic Little Nibbles (£1.00-£1.08 per pack): aimed at older babies and toddlers, I think these are an ideal snack to last through the nursery years and beyond. They’re simply rice cakes flavoured with vegetable and fruit juices and fortified with vitamin B1. Choose from apple, apple and blueberry or carrot and pumpkin.
Chedds (£199 for a pack of 8): Handbag sized packs of 100% cheese – great for a shot of calcium on the go. JD couldn’t try these as he’s intolerant to more than a touch of dairy, so I dutifully ate them and they’re very nice, although being cheese you obviously would want to lose them at the bottom of you bag for long.
Annabel Karmel Disney Snacks (from 35p): this new range offeres simple, healthy snacks with much loved Disney characters on the packaging. JD’s a fan of the apple crisps (simply freeze dried apple slices) and the flavour rice and corn snacks, which come in cheese and onion or tomato flavour.
Ella’s Kitchen Munchie Biccies (£1.79 for a pack of 5): better known for their range of baby foods, Ella’s Kitchen also do snacks for “big little people”. These biscuits come in individually portioned packs and add a bit of interest to snack time without the terrifying salt and fat content of standard crisps. Choose from banana, cinnamon and orange or cheese and apple flavour.
Alpro Dessert Pots (£1.40 for a pack of 4): these yummy pots come in chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel or vanilla flavour and are totally dairy-free. They’re also low in saturated fat and don’t need to be kept in the fridge – a very handy handbag snack without any of the grittiness you sometimes get with vegan desserts.
Organix Goodies Organic Cereal Bars (£2.45 for a pack of 6): another dairy-free option, these bars are genuinely yummy without being full of sugar, hydrogenated fat or additives. Choose from carrot cake, apple and raisin, raspberry and apple, blackberry or cocoa and orange. JD loves them all.
Nakd Infused Raisins (39p per pack): this little snack is rather clever if your children already have a taste for sweets like cola bottles or midget gems. They’re simply raisins, infused with a natural sweetie-style flavouring. Choose from Crazy Cola or Tangy Lime.
Junior’s Pantry (£2.89 per pot): little prepacked meals aimed at primary school children. Microwave for a quick, healthy meal such as chicken, prawn and chorizo paella, chicken with pesto pasta, or beef ragu wholemeal fusillii. Handy to carry with you if visiting friends.
Are there any children’s healthy food ranges that you swear by? Add ’em below :)
Disclosure: Samples of most of the above snacks were sent to us for the purposes of this roundup. No payment was received and all features are 100% honest.