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Help! I need Toddler-friendly healthy snacks without High Fructose Corn Syrup, etc.


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Help! I need Toddler-friendly healthy snacks without High Fructose Corn Syrup, etc.

mamma_spice | May 15, 2009 02:28 PM

Help! I'm a new mom and my 12 month old daughter has been eating pretty traditional snack foods--you know, those dry and thus easy to carry around when on the go foods, animal crackers, nilla wafers, graham crackers, saltines, toasted O's, etc. Problem is most of these have high fructose corn syrup!

I'm at a disadvantage because as a kid I didn't like vanilla wafers (too artificial tasting), animal crackers (too dry and bland) and graham crackers (just taste weird). I know that I probably just have a weird palette, but I need some good product recommendations and maybe even some recipes for making snacks on my own. I'm NOT much of a baker so hopefully there are some easy things to make ahead of time to feed her throughout the week at snacktime.

I found some good oyster crackers made by Trader Joes and also Olde Cape Cod (actually since I like them I found them helpful during bouts of morning sickness) and Toasted O's are easy to find in health food sections, but all the graham crackers at my grocery store had HFCS so I just bought the one with the most fiber.

We are big fans of organic rice cakes-you can get them lightly salted and they are easy to take along in the diaper bag. We're just getting tired of eating them everyday!
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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