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    Default no fuss day pack snacks

    Good morning.

    I am looking for some healthy recipes that use normal everyday ingredients from an average persons pantry and fridge. These recipes should be aimed towards 1yr+ children.

    The recipes need to not require refrigeration (ie I can go out for the day without needing a cooler bag).

    Also preferably
    1. Be able to be made in bulk and stored either in the freezer or pantry for a decent amount of time
    2. Quick and easy to make
    3. No or little sugar

    I think that should about do it. I'm looking forward to all recipes and advice given.

    Happy hubbing!

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    Subbing as I'm after the same things normal recipes, not some fancy pants recipe using some new dangled ingredients that costs more than your total grocery bill
    Look forward to seeing what recipes you get

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    Quote Originally Posted by kezty View Post
    Subbing as I'm after the same things normal recipes, not some fancy pants recipe using some new dangled ingredients that costs more than your total grocery bill
    Look forward to seeing what recipes you get
    Yep me too

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    I'll have a think about more later, but my DD LOVES these biscuits. She'd eat them all day if I let her.

    http://onehandedcooks.com.au/recipe/carrot-cookies/

    They freeze well, and are really versatile.

    You can swap the apple puree for eggs, swap/remove the dried fruit, add spices (ginger's a winner here), use quick oats if that's all you have, skip the coconut, add other seeds (I like poppy seeds in them)....etc.

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    http://allrecipes.com.au/recipe/1291...i-muffins.aspx

    I put these zucchini savory muffins in my DD kindy lunchbox straight from the freezer so they are defrosted at lunch time and feed them to my 1 year old as well. They are delicious. I add a small tin of corn too.
    Also I use half cheddar cheese as it's cheaper and more mild than Parmesan.
    Grating all the veg is a pain but using a thermomix or food processer makes it super easy!

    I hope the link works I have never posted a link before on here!

    Actually I had taken frozen ones out the other day but my toddler got hungry and they were still basically frozen. I gave him one anyway and I think he enjoyed it more... Occupied him for ages too hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renn View Post
    I'll have a think about more later, but my DD LOVES these biscuits. She'd eat them all day if I let her.

    http://onehandedcooks.com.au/recipe/carrot-cookies/

    They freeze well, and are really versatile.

    You can swap the apple puree for eggs, swap/remove the dried fruit, add spices (ginger's a winner here), use quick oats if that's all you have, skip the coconut, add other seeds (I like poppy seeds in them)....etc.
    Wow thanks for the link Renn , I have just been cruising through this site and it has some great ideas, I'm def going to make these carrot cookies.

    I noticed they have a travelling lunchbox link with some more ideas on it as well http://onehandedcooks.com.au/the-travelling-lunchbox/

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    When DS was that age and we were going to non friendly food places I just used to make zucchini slice in mini muffin tins or chicken/fish and veggie nuggets ( but I did have them in a lunchbox with a ice-block if we were out all day) or even easier I took rice cakes and an avocado ( just take the avocado keeper) or a small tub of almond butter and a little butter knife! Whole apples are great at that age as it keeps them occupied for ages!

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    Wow guys thank you so much for your responses! I'll have a look at all of these ideas! My son Conrad sends his thanks! Bub number 2 is in the making so he/she will benefit from this also! Love to hear any more suggestions also. My kids will need lunch box snacks for a long while to come! ;-)

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    Scones (lemonade or pumpkin or savoury etc...) freeze and defrost really well and don't need to be warm or cool. Mini muffins are also a winner here.

    Muesli or zucchini slice I use this recipe as a base and just tweak it to use whatever I have in the pantry http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/15978/muesli+slice

    I have some others but I'm shooting out the door so will be back.


 

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