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My daughter is forever hungry! She eats good food, that is filling to everyone else, yet is always asking for more. She NEVER sits still so I have no doubt her metabolism must be amazing! I would love to be able to have some things on hand (that she can help herself to), that I can also make in bulk. Does anyone have any suggestions please? She won’t eat meat of any kind or eggs so trying to get a protein to fill her is super hard. I feel like a terrible mum :(

Posted anonymously, 16th December 2015

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  • I was going to suggest cheese, but I note this was posted a couple of years ago, so I hope you were able to find a solution.

  • Cheese and biscuits, carrot sticks, fruit – you could have portions of these in the fridge. Try mini quiches to get her to eat eggs (you can make these in bulk). Vegetable slices or frittatAs, again left in small portions for her to help herself to.

  • I use to give fruit & cheese kabobs, peanut butter toast, microwave popcorn or bread sandwich

  • If she’s not allergic to nuts, you could try some recipes bulked up with nuts or even avocado. They are full of good fats and nutrients.

  • I can’t think of any thing that has not already been mentioned as our wonderful moms have shone once again but oats, lentils, fruits and veggies can be added to a whole lot of healthy snack items. Oat pikelets , chickpea brownies, zucchini slice, healthy banana berry bread to name a few.
    All the very best to you and your little one. :-)

  • My 3yr old loves yoghurt/fruit, hommus & crackers/carrot, zucchini slice but in patty cases, mini quiches, pancakes or pikelets & popcorn cooked in coconut oil

  • I have a child who is a bottomless pit when eating too. I opt for nutrient dense food to fill her up – I love most of the I Quit Sugar kids cookbook recipes as they have the usual/common snacks or meals kids like but have included tons of veg and other superfoods in there. I find if she eats these recipes, she’s less likely to want to continuously snack. Her favourites are toad in the hole, no-banana bread (made with parsnips – crazy right but she gobbles that down) and cauliflower crust pizzas. Google I Quit Sugar for some free recipes or log onto their website to find out more info on their books / programs.

  • healthy muffins, make a fruit platter, cheese (try kabana, you never know) ham and salad mixes. nuts. dried fruit.

  • My children are always hungry as well. I make mini muffins, healthy fruit and nut balls (I call them chocolate balls, but it is cocoa), fruit kebabs, rice cakes, homemade dips and biscuits. I also add veges to every meal possible to ensure vitamins.

  • Don’t worry , it is not your fault as it is the childs taste buds. When my kids were toddlers they loved a lot of snack foods too so I gave them a variety of things. They loved sultanas so they can pick with their fingers , diced fruits such as bananas, strawberries, oranges , soft pears, apples etc… Don’t give them anything hard such as nuts as I always worry they might choke. Have you tried Googling healthy snacks for kids as well >?

  • Do a cook-up for your freezer: Mini savoury muffins, sultana and banana muffins, cheese scones, banana and coconut pikelets. Easy to grab and go.

  • I make frozen yogurt by blending banana’s and plain yogurt together and freezing them in individual containers. You can do it with almost any fruit

  • Your not a terrible mum. She’s probably going through growth spurt. I suggest cutting up whole heap of fruit and veggies and leaving it at arms reach so she can snack away.

  • I make and freeze mini banana and oat muffins and portioned zucchini slice so I can quickly defrost these for a snack.

  • Try some cucumber sticks that you can cut up in bulk so she can help herself, yoghurt, crackers, rice cakes or custard.

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