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Old 07-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #21
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:21 PM   #22
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We do applesauce, granola, rice cakes with sunflower seed butter. And then lots and lots of fruits, and berries are by the far the most popular (as well as the most expensive! )
And when we have a junk food trip, we go for tortilla chips, with homemade cashew cheese.
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We do applesauce, granola, rice cakes with sunflower seed butter. And then lots and lots of fruits, and berries are by the far the most popular (as well as the most expensive! )
And when we have a junk food trip, we go for tortilla chips, with homemade cashew cheese.
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FWIW my older DD is a peanut and picky about textures and I used to buy pretty much anything I knew she would eat. But as she has matured I've moved away from that. She has learned to eat oatmeal and other stuff that used to make her gag. I kept offering the good stuff and slowly stopped buying the less-good stuff. Kids' tastes and tolerances do change.
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We do applesauce, granola, rice cakes with sunflower seed butter. And then lots and lots of fruits, and berries are by the far the most popular (as well as the most expensive! )
And when we have a junk food trip, we go for tortilla chips, with homemade cashew cheese.
Cashew cheese? Or was that supposed to be butter? Or...?

Definitely subbing to this thread. My favorite snack to give DS is orange bell pepper. If I just start cutting it and let him "catch me" eating one I can usually get him to eat at least half of the pepper!

If I ask if he wants some first usually he says no LOL
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Cashew cheese? Or was that supposed to be butter? Or...?
Cashew cheese is a big vegan thing.
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Re: Cheap homemade snacks?

We do lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Also cottage cheese, yogurt and cubed cheese. My daughters adore cheesy crackers, so I try to pair those with dried fruits to add some nutrition. They love dried cranberries.
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My daughter has some allergies to gluten and fructose (fruit sugar). Her snacks are often:
Peanut butter, cream cheese or melted cheese on GF crackers
Nuts (cashews, almonds etc...) unsalted
Cheese cubes or sticks
Cucumber, snow pea and a couple cherry tomatos with balsamic glaze
GF granola bar
Homemade GF "goldfish"
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Re: Cheap homemade snacks?

I love the suggestions on here!
Has anyone tried making their own healthy fruit snacks and had success?
I've been looking into that because my son also loves fruit snacks but haven't tried any of the recipes I've found yet.

My son surprised me by liking dehydrated green beans!
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