Being a working mom can be hectic, especially when you need to come up with creative snacks for your toddler. Encouraging your child to dig into his/her snack is such a tedious task that required running behind your child and even sleepless nights for a working mother. Making snacks that taste good as well as tend to the needs of your child’s nutrients isn’t all that easy to come up with. Good taste and nutrition somehow never get along. So, try your best to make these nutritious snacks as appealing as possible (and it’s not your fault if your child still won’t eat them). The list below gives you an idea of things you can whip up without putting too much thought into it.
A fruit salad is the go-to snack for most working moms. Just a fruit salad does not always ensure that your child will be enthusiastic to eat up every last piece of pulpy goodness. Try cutting up an assortment of fruits into thin slices, squeeze out a bit of melted chocolate syrup or nutella spread on the salad. This will not only guarantee your child’s interest in the snack box, but might also help your child find a few extra friends.
Kellogg’s Chocos tend to be a universal favourite for most toddlers. This cereal with milk does a great job in giving your child the needed quantity of nutrients in terms of whole wheat for the day. And the best part is, it’s chocolate flavoured. This works well as a breakfast or as a snack for your child. Cornflakes, with some honey drizzled on top, or honey loops can also do the trick.
Flavoured yogurt, be it raspberry, green apple or blueberry, is a lifesaver for most mothers that do not have time to come up with different ideas everyday. These yogurts are not only rich in nutrients, but are delicious and colourful!
4. Dry fruits
Even though your child may not like the thought of eating dry fruits, be creative in hiding the dry fruits in soft, homemade muffins. You could smear some nutella on them, making them hard to resist.
This snack has the goodness of peanuts and honey that does good for your child’s stomach. Chikkis are fairly hard to eat for younger children, so you can supplement this with whole wheat biscuits, and add jam or marmalade in between two slices to build up curiosity in your child.
6. Roasted channas
Too much of this snack can cause your child to get loose motions, increasing your workload rather than lightening it. Give your child small quantities of this without having to upset their stomach.
7. Microwave popcorn
Making your popcorn in the microwave reduces the calories intake as opposed to when you cook it normally. Using the microwave to cook your popcorn reduces the oil content in this yummy movie snack, while keeping the taste intact.