One of my main motivations in starting to cook and create more recipes was to find a healthier recipes and healthy meal options for myself and my family. One of the areas that can be so hard to crack is healthy snacks, the temptation can be to grab something quick, pre-packaged and, all too often, loaded with sugar.
Lately I’ve come up with some great healthy snack ideas and created some absolutely amazing snack recipes that are both totally tasty and healthier. These fantastic healthy snack bars for kids are brilliant snacks for those busy days when you are out and about and need something on the go. These bars are a perfect finger food and so make great baby led weaning snacks too.
This is a Dunnes Stores recipe and uses ingredients from the Everyday Savers Range. The ingredients I used in my healthy snack bars are; Seeds, nuts (optional), dried fruit raisins, dates and prunes.
What is great about this recipe is that you can change it up to suit your little ones tastes and make different variations. Seeds such as sunflower, hemp, flax and chia help little ones to get the good fats, magnesium and protein that they need for their diets. I am a massive fan of Chia seeds as they can be stored easily in the cupboard and are packed full of health benefits, such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and fibre.
Just remember that babies digestive systems won’t be able to handle flax and chia seeds until at least 8 months old. Until they are around 12 months old you should grind any seeds down in order to make sure they are easier to digest and that your baby is able to obtain the nutritional value from them.
Kids seem to love anything in the shape of a bar but the ones from the shops tend to be unhealthy and also quite expensive. So what do you do? MAKE YOUR OWN! This might feel daunting for many parents but I promise, it’s easier than it sounds. Especially with this recipe! Packed full of Seeds, oats and minimal dried fruit, these healthy snack bars offer essential nutrients and will keep little tummies fuller for longer. So much better than buying store bought chocolate or energy bars!
The perfect finger food, these bars are great way to include lots of goodness into your child’s diet. I love how quick and easy they are to make, so you can prepare ahead and the package up and take with you on your family day to the park, zoo or wherever you fancy!
If you are looking for more baby led weaning healthy snack recipe ideas you should definitely try these ones:
This recipe is sponsored by Dunnes Stores and you can find all of the amazing ingredients in-store! If you make this recipe please do tag me on Instagram #babyledfeeding! I always love seeing your creations.