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!
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.
Next we wait for the popcorn to cool. (…and sneak the odd yummy warm piece…mmm)
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: it’s yummy enough that even I share it sometimes!
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