… Or in our house, otherwise known as a ‘nak.’
Over the past few months, ‘nak’ has become a popular word in our household. Probably Rafferty’s second favourite word to ‘more.’ It doesn’t really matter what time of day (or night) it is, or how much he’s eaten, one of Rafferty’s favourite pastimes is to nibble, munch, or graze. It might be first thing in the morning on the way to preschool, an hour after eating porridge, a yoghurt and a piece of fruit. Yet his tummy will still miraculously have space for a little bit more.
I have found that there is nothing worse than a car trip where I haven’t anticipated the need for a snack. Silly me, because it seems there is always a need. The word ‘nak’ chimes out, stuck on repeat. I reach into my bag but alas, there are no snacks. In the mom world this is what is known as a code red emergency. The rest of the journey is a blurry mess of screams and rants for snacks. Trying to distract my little food monster by singing ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ over and over does me no favors, and he’s chanting for something to eat again. “We’re nearly home” is all I have on my side.
I hate being unprepared for moments like these and while I try to stick to just one snack in the morning and one in the afternoon – sometimes they just need a ‘nak.’ So, I thought I’d help you mommas out with this healthy snack recipe that’s quick and easy to make, and perfect for pilling into your bag for those bottomless pits of ours. They also contain no added sugar and are gluten, dairy, nut, and egg free – brilliant for families with intolerances.
Banana & Orange Oat Toddler Bites
I’m by no means a great chef, but I find this recipe really easy to do… And it only requires three ingredients. Win-win all round.
These bites are best eaten within 48 hours of baking. To make my life easier I usually make a big batch and freeze them individually in small bags.
(Recipe taken from My Fussy Eater)
I hope this keeps the snack monsters at bay. Let us know how you get on baking them. You might even want to get your little helpers to make them with you.