It's always tempting to reach for the biscuits when your toddler shouts "I'm hungry" on repeat and you have a million things to do, but why not prepare for those dreaded moments with some delicious, healthy snacks that your toddler will love?
Although grabbing the biscuits out of the cupboard might seem like the easiest option at the time, we all know what happens when the sugar wears off. So why not chop a few veggies in a morning or even get your toddler to help bake some healthy snacks ready for snack time.
That way you aren't tempted to reach for the unhealthy snacks.
‘Because your baby has such a small stomach, every mouthful counts, so pack each meal with lots of nutrients,’ says Sarah Shenker from The Nutrition Society.
'A good diet lays the foundations of your baby’s body, so prime your baby’s palate with these tasty superfoods.'
Opting for nutritious foods will help your toddler to feel both energised and satisfied, so you may even notice those sugar and over-tired tantrums happen less.
We've made a list of delicious snack ideas that are not only healthy, but so yummy your toddler won't refuse them.
12 easy snack ideas for toddlers:
4) Fruit and veggie smoothies
Remember those purees you became an expert at making? Turn them into delicious smoothies
using the food combinations your little ones loved! Smoothies are great for inbetween meals to fill their little tummies or even as a breakfast drink to fill them while lunch.
12) Veggie muffins
Veggie muffins are a great way to sneak in some of your toddlers five-a-day. It's just like a normal muffin, but with diced vegetables instead of chocolate chips! Add in your little ones favourite veggies and they'll love their healthy cakes at snack time.
Why not check out this yummy cheese and cherry tomato muffin recipe
to get you started?