nourishing playtime • by Courtney Bates
Did you know that children are only expected to sit in a high chair or at the table for 2-4 minutes for each year of their life? Therefore, your busy 2-year-old may only reasonably sit at the table for 4-8 minutes! Taking meals and snacks outside onto a playmat keeps them happy and can reduce fussy eating.
The jnr.life playmats are easy to wipe down and machine-washable, which makes them an excellent option for an outdoor picnic with your loved ones.
The perfect playmat snacks are finger foods like Bouchée’s range which are easy to grasp for playful little hands and aren’t too messy!
Some other easy summer snacks perfect for outdoor snacking include:
- Fresh fruit skewers with watermelon and grapes high in vitamin C and antioxidants.
- veggies like baby carrots and cucumbers with “dipper” sauces like hommus or greek yoghurt high in vitamin A and fibre from the veggies and protein from the sauce.
- cheese & low gi crackers. a perfectly married couple providing calcium and a wholegrains for bone and gut health.
So, grab your jnr.life playmat and some delicious Bouchée snacks, head outside, and enjoy a fun and tasty summer!
Courtney Bates, dietitian & owner of Healthy Bods Nutrition @healthybodsnutrition