In order to help my boys learn how to share, particularly when it comes to table manners, I sometimes provide a share plate. The aim is to only take one piece at a time and to still take the time to enjoy and be thankful for our food.
To help them along, I don’t provide highly desired items on the plate as this only encourages grabbing!
When bananas get boring, why not add coconut? Coconut brings the good fats which keeps your child fuller for longer. And the dipping is a kid enticer too.
We do organic dessicated coconut to avoid nasty preservatives. And why not compare coconut milk brands while you’re at it. Some have a long list of ingredients, others are simpler. I go full fat for the growing boys
Seeds and nuts will fill little bellies for longer AND provide wonderful nutrients at the same time. We keep a variety in the pantry ready to throw into the oven when needed (they are quick, so remember the timer!). The boys love them as a snack too. Chef Pete Evansinspired me for this one. Check out his page for great ideas for eating real, whole foods (that happen to be as part of the Paleo approach). I’m sure you will be inspired!
The QUICKEST snack you could prepare with ‘superfood’ benefits of turmeric, which will help keep your child’s liver clean from all the detoxifying of toxins they may be ingesting. Not to mention a great fine motor task for little fingers to pick up and eat!
1. Rinse tin of No Salt Added Chickpeas.
2. Pour onto baking tray.
3. Sprinkle turmeric powder over the top. Shake tray to coat.
4. Place in oven at 200degrees Celsius for ~40mins depending how crunchy you like them. For little ones you might just do 30mins to keep them semi soft.
Enjoy! 🙂 Heidi