We’ve reached the point in The Munchkin’s food journey where he can basically eat whatever it is that we’re having at meal times. This is great because it also means that now we’re forced to eat better for his sake. So meal times are sorted.
But when it comes to snacks, I’ve hit a brick wall. He gets the usual fruit, yoghurt and this boy LOVES a dry Provita (I don’t know…) but I wanted to give him more variety and I have zero time to make anything. I’ve bookmarked so many recipes from My lovely little lunch box and I really do intend on making some of them. The apricot coconut squares from this week look particularly yummy!
But I digress, I’ve been on the lookout for more healthy snacks for my little guy and then I came across this company called Sprout. They have 3 categories of products: Meals, Finger Foods and Snacks. Their food is made from free-range ingredients and they’re preservative and hormone free. They’re not halaal however but that was okay because we’re past the stage of needing special food for him. But their snacks definitely had some appeal for me.
Butternut & Ricotta Muffins – R23.50
Gluten Free Butternut & Ricotta Muffins – R26.50
Apple & Carrot Muffins – R26.50
Peanut Butter Balls – R29.50
Macadamia Butter Balls – R34.50
I ordered the Butternut and Ricotta Muffins and Peanut Butter Balls because my son LOVES peanut butter and I took the savoury muffins so that it would balance out the sweet treat
I hate giving my kid things that I wouldn’t eat – which is why I refused to give him Purity. Juts because he’s a baby doesn’t mean he has to eat disgusting tasting food. Anyway – his first bite of the peanut butter ball he spat out. I don’t think he was prepared for the oats. But he gave it a second try and then ran away with one in each hand. They have the natural sweetness from the dates and peanut butter so they weren’t overly sweet.
The muffins were yummy too and the spices give it a great flavour. I had to stop myself from stealing a few bites when I put them out for him. They quite small too so perfect for tiny hands to munch on. Luckily The Munchkin isn’t fussy about what he eats (even though he can get quite stubborn at meal times) so there’s no need to sneak veggies into his food but I love that these are a healthy option for him to snack on. You can never get enough veggies!
They make their products fresh on a Thursday and it’s delivered by Friday. I was quite impressed with the time it took from ordering to it arriving at my door.