We like our snacks, especially on a Saturday night. Family nights in front of the TV at the weekend are a low cost treat that Erin really enjoys, and a nice way for us all to enjoy some family time. We may be watching TV but there’s plenty of conversation about the singers on X Factor or the dancers on Strictly – depending on how we are feeling we may also score them all out of ten, Erin loves to play judge! We always plan our Saturday night snacks well in advance and are usually a mix of healthy and ‘treat’ snacks. Some of our favourite healthy snacks are; grapes (sometimes we freeze them), carrot sticks and poppadums with homemade masala papad. We’ve also been taste testing some of the latest gluten free and healthy snacks available to buy, more on that soon.
Ella’s Kitchen have started a snacking revolution with the help of some pint sized snack fans. Check out the video below. Kids love eating in small bite sized portions so I think it’s great to promote this as a healthy way of eating. Erin’s favourite dinner when she was small was a ‘picnic tea’, we’d include lots of fruit like grapes and strawberries as well as mini sausages, a yoghurt and breadsticks, it was easy for me and she loved it.
Now that Erin is older I am trying to pass on my love of cooking to her, and have been teaching her how to make some healthy snacks of her own. She enjoys making dishes like chicken pho and samosas, not everything we make is healthy but it’s always tasty!
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