Best toddler approved snacks to pack for the plane

Yumbox MiniSnack Cannes Blue with toddler snacks

This blog post, Best Toddler Approved Snacks to Pack for the Plane, is a collaboration between Little Peeps Eats and Bambino Love. The snack box images are of the Yumbox MiniSnack, which can be purchased here.

As a mum who is preparing to go on a long-haul flight with a toddler in a few weeks, I want to be armed to the teeth with all of the best toddler approved snack ideas for the plane. I also want to know as many travel tips and tricks for keeping sane. Twenty-four hours of being confined is not a two year-old’s idea of fun…for anyone on the plane!

So, please share any extra tips you have over in our group, we’d love to hear them. 

It’s definitely not my first time flying with a toddler, and after our last flight with my then three year-old, I learnt a few things about what food I should be offering, and what I shouldn’t (more on that later!). 

I’ve put together this list of healthy and toddler approved snacks to pack for the plane to help you if it’s your first time flying with kids, or you’re just looking for some inspiration for next time. It really does pay to plan ahead when you travel with kids. Like anything we do as parents…we get caught out if we don’t prepare for every scenario. There’s not so much room for spontaneity these days…how dull is adulting! 😂

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Healthy chocolate crackles – a kids party favourite!

Healthy chocolate crackles recipe

This delightful Healthy Chocolate Crackles recipe has been kindly contributed to Little Peeps Eats by the lovely Jen from Happy Little Minis 

Kid’s parties are fun but they can easily get out of control with all the sugar, not to mention the
artificial colours, flavours, additives and preservatives, which are seriously not good for little
tummies. With a few simple ideas and recipes up your sleeve, it is possible to create a party for
the little ones that is fun, delicious AND healthy.

First things first – keep it simple. There are a lot of interesting things you can do with fruit and
vegetables that will catch the eye of little party go-ers, and you really need to add just a couple of
savoury and sweet (healthy) treats, and you have satisfied little minis and happier parents who get
to avoid the sugar crash!

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HEALTHY VEGETABLE DIP YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE!

Healthy veggie dip

Both of my little peeps have been enjoying this creamy and healthy vegetable dip as part of our lunch or snacks. The recipe was kindly contributed to us by the wonderful Mandy from Little People Nutrition.

Vegetable dips like this one are an excellent option to include in your child’s day to encourage new flavours and textures. It also gives them an extra serve of veggies in a different and fun way. Pop this healthy vegetable dip on a platter, along with some veggie sticks like carrot, celery, cucumber, and add some cherry tomatoes, crackers, olives, and even some meatballs, and the kids will love dipping till their little heart’s content!

The other great thing about dips like this one is that they’re so simple and cheap to make. Oh, and it even makes a great sandwich spread, making it perfect for lunchboxes.

‘Dip, dip, dip’, says my toddler, who doesn’t have many words yet, but knows ALL about dipping. What is it with kids and dipping?!

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Easy No-Bake Kids Chocolate Treat

no-bake kids chocolate treat

Easter is just around the corner, and that means pretty soon you will be (or may already have been!)  surrounded with many chocolate choices everywhere you go.  Easter is such a fun time for the family, so the dilemma I always face is – how to let my kids build childhood memories of this season by not missing out on chocolate, and yet continue the healthy eating lessons that I am trying to impart to them?Continue Reading →

Healthy Smoothies for Kids – the perfect Lunchbox snack!

healthy smoothies for kids

This article on Healthy Smoothies for Kids is a collaboration between Little Peeps Eats and Bambino Love.

Every parent knows the struggle of getting their kids to eat healthily. To make life easier for mums and dads, I have put together some recipes for healthy smoothies for kids. These recipes have fast become of our favourite new lunchbox inclusions!Continue Reading →

Seven Cool Recipes to Flavour Natural Yoghurt for Kids

girl eating flavour natural yoghurt

This article ‘Seven cool recipes to favour natural yoghurt for kids’ is a collaboration between Sinchies and Little Peeps Eats.

One of the first and most convenient snack foods we can give our kids is yoghurt. Starting from six months of age, the yummy flavour and easy texture make it a simple and healthy option. Here are some of my favourite recipes to flavour  natural yoghurt for kids, from baby and beyond!Continue Reading →

Simple healthy lunch ideas for busy mums

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This article ‘Simple healthy lunch ideas for busy mums’  is a collaboration between Baby Bento and Little Peeps Eats.

I can’t believe how long I’d been neglecting my own health and nutrition.  Especially when I place so much importance on ensuring my kids eat a healthy, balanced diet.  Particularly at lunchtime!  Why is it that I will stand there for 10 minutes to prepare a variety of healthy lunch foods for my kids, and then make a quick piece of toast for myself?  It makes no sense.  It’s almost embarrassing, but I’m all about being honest and I figure if I do this, chances are there are some other mummas that are in some bad habits also.

This year I’ve focussed a lot on self care, making sure that I’m not just looking after everyone else in the family – but myself as well.  Starting with lunches!

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Simple Oatmeal Cookies – perfect for lunchboxes and dipping into a cuppa!

Simple oatmeal cookies

Making your own lunchbox snacks needn’t be fancy or time consuming.  A quick batch of simple oatmeal cookies will really only set you back 5 minutes of hands on time and often no more than 10-15 minutes in the oven.

I love this recipe as it is ridiculously versatile and can use up random bits and bobs leftover in the pantry such as seeds, dates, tanies (sultanas) or some exotic berry you tried for a dessert that no one ate. It also has the added bonus of a substantial amount of rolled oats which are a good source of fibre.  Continue Reading →