Being a mum to two toddlers I know that sometimes they can be really picky with foods and enjoy a snack most days. I am trying to lead a healthier lifestyle and I am hoping my healthy eating rubs off on my children and I am careful with what snacks I give them to eat, as lets face it crisps and sweets may well taste nice but they can be full of salt and sugar. One healthy snack that my one year old enjoys is yogurts, however he likes to feed himself and is very messy (think in his hair, over his clothes and all over his face), so the only time I let him have yogurts is before his bath.
A really easy and simple thing that I found when he was younger and I just starting to wean him was to make him frozen yogurt drops. These were perfect when he was first starting to eat finger foods and when he was teething as they cooled his gums, he still loves them now he is 17 months old. I love them too as they are nowhere near as messy as letting him loose with a regular yogurt. So when we were asked by Vital baby to share are favourite weaning recipe I knew I had to choose these, as I never really made any baby foods as he either ate whatever we were having blended or had a jar of baby food.
Making frozen yogurt drops is so quick and simple you simply cover a tray with grease proof paper and then put little drops of fromage frais onto the covered tray, I do this with a spoon and it only takes about one minute to do. I then put the tray with the yogurt drops into the freezer and leave them for around an hour, or until they are firm. They peel off the grease proof paper really easily and then I just pop them in his little vital baby weaning tub and give him them to enjoy.
Both my little ones love having these as a snack as they look like little sweets and obviously as they are fromage frais they taste really fruity and sweet. I have seen that some people add fruit to them or make them in little shaped moulds rather then just as drops, you really can make them however you like. I just think they are a really quick and easy, healthy snack that little ones love and babies and toddlers will really enjoy these.
What is your little ones favourite snack ? I would love to know in the comments below as I am always on the look out for new ideas.