Toddler Snack

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Here’s a healthy fun toddler snack that we’ve been making and taking places for the last couple of weeks.  There are just enough ‘naughty’ things for Munchkin to think that this is a treat and enough healthy things for me to feel happy that she’s getting something that’s doing her some good.  It also seems to be something that for some reason Munchkin loves to share with her friends, which is unusual, and the fact that she can help to prepare means it’s an activity too!

Toddler Trail-Mix

Firstly we pop some pop corn – I do this in a glass topped pan on the hob as we don’t have a microwave.  So, we put a tablespoon of oil in the pan (for a lightly salted version, use butter and oil) and add popping corn.  Stick the lid on a watch the fun!  Mucnhkin and try to shout “NOW” when the first corn pops.

Popcorn in pan

Next we wait for the popcorn to cool. (…and sneak the odd yummy warm piece…mmm)

Pocorn popped

We put most of an amount like this into an airtight box to store and use as we need to.  Then put a handful or two into a suitable bag or box for taking out and add munchkin’s favourite extras.  In the one pictured below, we have added raisins, dried apple, dried mango and pinapple and then the extra treats were a few rice puff M and Ms and some Fruit Factory hearts.

Toddler trail mix

Toddler trail-mix: it’s yummy enough that even I share it sometimes!

R

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8 thoughts on “Toddler Snack

    Sarah said:
    December 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Mmmm, popcorn – love the stuff. That looks a lovely snack and could be adultified by leaving out the sweeties and adding a bit of chilli powder.

      morethanamummy responded:
      December 12, 2011 at 11:17 am

      Ooo, now that sounds good. Mmmm

    Nikki Thomas said:
    December 12, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    That’s a really good idea and you could mix and match it too!

    indreamworld said:
    December 12, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Ooh, that looks yummy my two would love that!

    Lyn Collett said:
    December 13, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Mmmm. Sounds fab.

    If you use peanut m&ms, add marshmallows and set the whole lot in white chocolate you have what my Georgian friends lovingly refer to as “redneck candy”. Surprisingly delicious. Not for small people though 😉

    Emma White (@TheRealSupermum) said:
    December 18, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Oh wow ok I gotta try this now with the kids x

      morethanamummy responded:
      December 18, 2011 at 11:57 pm

      Do, it’s Yummy! Thanks for popping by! 🙂

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