Following on from my “Grandparent’s Feeding Kids” post earlier on in the week, along with my social media conversations around “discretionary foods” for infants and toddlers, I thought I’d share some of my fav recipes, that are either LOWER in sugar or No Added Sugar. These are perfect for those who want to somewhat watch how much sugars their little ones are consuming.
Blogs on Sugar & Child Health
I have some blogs on this topic already, and some recipes too, which I’ll share below.
I’m planning on doing some more posts around this topic very soon too. For example, I have planned some blogs on: sugar and kids health, the importance of the first 1000 days of life and also on snacking – all these are in the pipeline, so watch this space.
In the meantime, here are some of my old(er) blogs which touch on these topics too:
Below are links to some of my favourite low/no sugar recipes for babies and toddlers too
- Baby Scone Recipe
- Pancake Birthday Cake Cake Smash!
- Biscuits for baby
- Figgy Porridge Fingers
- Apple Crumble
- Pancakes for Baby
- Pancake Toppings
- Ice Cream Desserts
- And, something I’m very very proud of…My lower sugar Banana Bread Recipe!
Fruity Ice Cream Recipe
I also wanted to share with you, one of the recipes I was taught and used to use ALL the time when we ran workshops for parents during my time in the NHS. It’s such a simple, easy option, and I always try to whack it out at parties and I also thought I’d share it today.
I know we are nearing the end of the summer, but we might still have a few days left where this recipe will be ideal… please?
A small tub of thick-set, plain yoghurt
A small tin of chopped fruits (in natural juice)
A small handful of raisins (can leave out for younger babies)
1 tangerine, chopped
A small ice cream cone (note, I haven’t found any of these without sugar, but it’s doesn’t contain huge amounts in a single cone)
- Firstly add 2 tablespoons of the thick yoghurt to a bowl
- Add a tablespoon of the tinned fruits and mix well
- Add a handful of raisins and 3 chopped segments of a tangerine
- Stir the mixture until all the fruit is covered
- (At this stage you can pop the mixture in the fridge or freezer first and allow it so set slightly)
- Or you can add the yogurt mixture to a small ice cream cone and serve straight away
Let me know if you try it. If you do, please tag #SRNutritionFruitycones on social, and I’ll get sharing your creations!