Give your toddler a wide selection of snacks and they’ll boost his diet and keep him happy (yep, a well-timed snack can be a miracle worker when your little one is about to pull off a major tantrum!). Stock up on these and keep some in your change bag so you’re always prepared.
Banana suckies pouches, 79p per 100g pouch, available from Waitrose and Ocado (thecollectivedairy.co.uk)These new banana suckies pouches are free from genetically modified ingredients, gluten, artificial colours, flavours, preservatives and are suitable for vegetarians, with no pips and bits. Really handy snacks for taking your toddler out and about, pop one in your handbag and off you go.
Del Monte Squeezies, 79p each, from ASDA stores.These Squeezies count as one of your child’s five-a-day, with lots of vitamins and minerals and no added sugar. They’re made from 100% real fruit, in three flavours: Apple, Banana & Strawberry; Apple & Mango ; and Apple, Strawberry & Blueberry.
BEAR Claws, £2.49 (for a Multipack of 5 x 18g), Sainsbury'sBEAR Claws are 100% pure fruit and vegetable kids’ snacks mashed into monster shapes. With no added nonsense and 1/3 vegetables they are a great way to get the little ones to eat more veggies and are one of your five a day. They're available in four flavours : Strawberry & Butternut, Apple, Pear & Pumpkin, Blackcurrant & Beetroot and Mango & Carrot.
Fruit Bowl Mango Flakes (£2 for a pack of 6 bags, available from Tesco stores)The Fruit Bowl range provides a variety of tasty and fun fruit snacks. They contain six times their own weight in fruit and Mango Flakes count as one of your child’s five-a-day, plus there’s no added sugar, artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
Heinz Mini Farley’s Rusks, £1.69 (4 x 33g)A classic rusk is the perfect first snack for your little one as he can suck on them until they’re soft enough to swallow if he doesn’t have many teeth. Suitable from four months.
Little Beasts cereal bars, £3.99 for a box of 6, myprotein.comThese new Little Beasts cereal bars are packed full of protein and vitamins, perfect for healthy snacks on the go for your little ones. Available in three flavours: Double Chocolate, Toffee & Banana, and Strawberry & Raspberry.
Plum Mighty 4 Pouch, £1.19This pouch contains four food groups – the mighty 4 – fruit, vegetables, dairy and ancient grains such as quinoa, millet and amaranth. When mixed with tasty fruits and yogurt, they provide plenty of nutrients and make a great snack for your baby. Suitable from 12 months.
Ella’s Kitchen Raspberry and Vanilla Puffits, £1.99 (5 x 6g bags)This multi-grain cereal snack has puffs of rice that melt in your baby’s mouth, but are firm enough for his little fingers to hold. Perfect for keeping your toddler distracted while you wait for your meal to arrive in a busy restaurant.
Kiddylicious Sweet Potato Crisps, £0.70A bag of these healthy crisps provides one of your 5-a-day and your toddler will love the natural sweetness from the sweet potato.
Goodies Sweetcorn Salsa Snappy Puffs, £1.99 (4 x bags, ASDA)Get your toddler used to interesting flavours such as coriander and spices with these baked corn snacks. Suitable from 12 months.
Annabel Karmel Mini Breadsticks, £1.29This tin of mini breadsticks is perfect for when you’re on the go. They’re made from wholewheat flour to up your baby’s fibre intake. Suitable from 12 months.
Plum Little Yums Spinach, Apple & Kale Wafers, £2.49Made from the nutritious buckwheat grain, these wafer also contain fruit and vegetables. They're a great first snack if your baby is teething and as they’re easy to hold, they’re useful for encouraging self-feeding. Suitable from six months.
Heinz Breakfast Biscotti, £1.99These are made with a blend of six grains and contain inulin, a natural plant prebiotic that helps support healthy digestion by encouraging 'good' bacteria in your baby's stomach. Suitable from 6+ months.
Annabel Karmel Raisins, £1.69Giving your baby or toddler this bag of raisins can aid the development of his manual dexterity and fine motor skills – those are the movements he makes with his thumb and finger as he picks the raisins up to eat them. Suitable from 12 months.
Cow & Gate's 100% Fruit Pouches, £0.79These fruit pouches provide one portion of fruit and a third of your baby’s daily requirement for vitamin C, helping to strengthen his immune system and avoid illness. Suitable from four months.
HiPP Organic Little Nibbles Elephant Biscuits, 1.59These apple-flavoured biscuits are the perfect little treat for when your toddler is hungry. Suitable from 12 months.
Organix Raspberry & Blueberry Rice Cakes, £1.19These organic wholegrain rice cakes are perfectly sized for little fingers. They’re firm enough to hold, but gentle on delicate gums. There flavoured using natural fruit juice and no added flavours. Suitable from seven months.
Ella’s Kitchen The White One, £2.99 (4 x 90g packs)For something different from the usual smoothies, this one is made from 100% coconut milk, pineapples, bananas and apple. We want one!
Kiddylicious Fruit Wiggles, £0.64Children love having their imagination sparked so pretend these fruity string-shaped nibbles are tasty snakes or worms and your toddler will be fascinated. They come in strawberry, apple and tropical flavour.
HiPP Bananas & Baby Rice Pouch, £0.45This pouch is perfect if you’re on-the-go with your weaning baby and need something that’s tasty and easy to spoon out when your little one needs a snack. It provides one portion of fruit. Suitable from four months.
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