Nakd: Healthy Snacks for Little T

Before little T arrived in our lives, my husband used to have a “secret” stash of chocolates in his bedside table drawer.  I don’t really know why he referred to it as his secret stash when I of course knew of its existence.  But ever since little T was born,  that is a thing of the past now.  Like all ehem responsible parents,  we try not to have a whole load of it in our house, or if we do, we make sure that it is hidden, away from the prying eyes of a three-year-old.

Actually it’s mainly for our sanity too, no sane parent would want to be plagued with the incessant maddening whinge of I want chocolate NOW!  So to avoid any meltdowns, keep those chocolates/sweets hidden.

When little T was younger, I never really had any problems with her diet.  She ate everything I gave to her.  My sister was really impressed when I told her that she ate broccoli, carrots  and other vegetable nary a complaint.  Sadly, those days are gone (along with the hidden stash of chocolates).  As soon as she sees something that resembles a vegetable she’ll wrinkle her little nose and say I don’t want that!  My only saving grace is, she still loves her fruit and can consume a bowl full of grapes, strawberries, apple or pear slices in one sitting.

We have the following rule in our house: No snacks or sweets unless you’ve eaten your main meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I’m proud to say that yes, we do adhere to them, however, I always feel guilty and think that I have to be a more responsible parent and give her healthy snacks instead of chocolates and her beloved Lola (party rings) biscuits.  The good news is, I think I’ve found the answer.  While searching for health food online, I  came across Nakd Health foods – a British company that makes healthy but delicious snacks, which we were excited to try.

When this box of goodness arrived on our doorstep, little T was so excited.  The look on her face is priceless!  I bet if she had her way, she’d gobble everything up in one sitting!

I let her have two and then hid the box of goodness away from her sight.

It’s a good alternative to chocolates, crisps and other lovely but unhealthy snacks, best left for the grown-ups to consume when the little ones have gone off to bed.  So now when she asks for chocolates, I’ll gladly give her a protein crunch bar.  Instead of crisps, I’ll make her choose among the different flavoured raisins (cola, lime or cherry raisins) or flapjacks just to name a few.  We’ve shared them with little F and his parents and they absolutely liked it too, especially F’s dad who happens to be a vegetarian.   So if you’re looking for a healthier alternative to chocolates and crisps, do try them out, they’ve got a variety of delicious and healthy snacks to choose from.

Do you know any other healthy alternative snacks for young children?  Do share.

 This post is linked-up with #PoCoLo.

This is a sponsored post, however, all photos and words are by Yours Truly.

8 Comments

  1. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    The look on her face staring into the box of goodies is just priceless! I love that you’ve found some healthy snacks for little T! I love finding new items like that and sharing them with my friends!

    • I know! She’s like her dad, she’ll eat anything that’s covered in chocolate. Thankfully, I’m not that fond of sweets.

  2. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    It’s great to find things that seem like sweets, but aren’t. It’s quite difficult over here in the US, but I’m slowly finding a few good alternatives 🙂 #PoCoLo

    • Since we live in a small village in North Cornwall, far from big shops, I order most stuff online actually – the variety of good alternatives online out there is amazing – really good stuff 🙂

  3. Kim Carberry

    I have had these to review….We got the same box as you and loved everything in there apart from the Rhubarb & Custard one….
    Aww her face looking into the box! Brilliant x

    • Rhubarb & Custard one? Don’t remember seeing them in the box? Could they be the ones we shared with our friend? 😉

  4. I do love these types of things – especially for kids. Much healthier and if you start them young then they’ll never know any different! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

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