I don’t know about you but I find that my children are always hungry. They would graze all day everyday if they could, who needs proper meals right? Jessica is still of an age where she will eat just about anything that I put in front of her, but Reuben? Well Reuben has an ‘opinion’ now, he knows what he likes. Sometimes he will ask for something healthy but most of the time he wants sweets, biscuits or crisps. Now I don’t mind him having these every now and again as a snack but I would prefer for him to eat something a little healthier.
Snacks are an important part of diet. We all know that, as adults, if we get “hangry” we are unable to concentrate on anything other than food! Do you think it is different for a child? Nope! According to KidsHealth, the best snacks are fruit, vegetables and foods containing whole grains and protein. Not always the most exciting types of food, meaning that we need to make it more exciting!
Organix Snack Time
We love Organix in our household. They have been a brand that we have used since Reuben was a baby. Even at 4 he still loves eating some of their carrot fingers and sweetcorn rings. If I’m honest, so do we! So when we were asked by Organix if we would like to have some of their products to try out their “fun plate recipes” we were really happy to get on board. Healthy foods for the children and some inspiration to make snack time fun!
I didn’t realise how many ‘arty’ snacks you could make until Organix sent us some suggestions. I found Katie from Heels and Hooves’ post on making cute gingerbread men winners! You should check it out here.
I made the Organix Oat Bar Bug, it is aimed at toddlers so perfect for Jessica. As I was already making it for Jessica, I decided Reuben could have the same. Jessica paid absolutely no attention to what I had made she just ate it but Reuben smiled and laughed about it. I don’t know if it was my poor attempt he was laughing at, or the fact I had made a bug on his plate. Either way they both ate the snack and it was gone in the blink of any eye. Here is how we made it:
Organix Oaty Bar Bug
To make the Organix Oaty Bar Bug you will need:
1/2 Organix Oaty Bar
1 slice of apple sliced into 6 small pieces and 2 circles
2 Blueberry halves – although we were out of blueberries and used raisins instead.
Place the oaty bar in the middle of a small bowl or plate.
Add the two circles of apple to the end of the bar for eyes.
Arrange the six small pieces of apple, three on each side of the bar, for legs.
Place the 2 blueberry halves onto the apple circles to finish off the eyes.
The snack didn’t last long and the oaty bars went down well. So well that Reuben regularly asks to have them as a snack. We’re also big on eating what our children eat to see what it is like. I tried the carrot cake oaty bar*.
I was shocked as to how much flavour there was in the bar. It was a very strong taste. The oaty bar was really soft and chewable which is really important for toothy toddlers. Packed full of flavour I will definitely be adding these bars to the snack list.
Do you make food art for your children? I would love to know what they like, let me know below.
We were sent some Organix products to make the fun plate snacks. All opinions are my own.
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