A quick blog for you. My toddler and I love to eat snacks. Here are three we love:
1) Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks are great! They taste just like the other brands of graham crackers, but without the soy and milk ingredients. In fact, you can’t go wrong with a store-bought snack that contains just three simple ingredients: Wheat Flour, Graham Flour, & Honey. We eat these as-is. I also break them up and use them in place of croutons on my salad (it tastes GREAT with kale, apple slices, and balsamic vinaigrette). I found these at Whole Foods Market and Trader Joes.
Also, look for the Back to Nature brand Crispy Wheat Crackers. They rival the taste of Wheat Thins (without the soy)! I’d show you a picture of them, but they disappear quickly in my house. Instead, I’ll leave you with a link to their website.
Note: Not all Back to Nature crackers are soy and milk-free, so be sure to read the labels.
2) My boy and I have missed Ritz Crackers (which contain soy). But we found a great alternative by Trader Joe’s brand, Golden Rounds Crackers. They are slightly more dry than Ritz, but same overall flavor.
3) And because sorbets usually have dairy, frozen fruit bars are a great alternative. I found this one at Trader Joe’s: 365 Mango Frozen Fruit Bars.
OR, you can make your own frozen treats! My son and I found a super-hero-FUN ice cube tray at a local comic book store.
Together, we fill the tray with grape juice or apple juice and put it into the freezer for a few hours. The tray is made from silicone so, the “cubes” pop out easily. Since there are no popsicle-like handles for this frozen treat, I end up chopping them up in a bowl for him to eat with a spoon, but only after he admires the frozen Batman logo and gets a chance to yell, “Batman!!” a few times. It’s one of his favorite treats – and it’s only frozen juice!