After nine months your baby will start to become hungry between meals. Your little one will now be ready for 1 to 2 healthy snacks per day. Make your healthy snacks at home!

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Here are a few healthy snacks options for 9-12 months baby that are perfect for busy moms.

1. Fresh Fruits

Fresh fruits are very easy and quick to serve as a snack and babies love them! It is packed with vitamins and minerals; fresh fruits are the ultimate healthy snack for little fingers. Serve orange slices, pear, apple and peaches or a bowl of chopped grapes.

Just cut up your baby’s favourite fruits and store in up to three days for maximum freshness!

2. Smoothies

Babies love smoothies! You can get smoothie mix packs in the frozen section of most supermarkets for a quick alternative, but for a healthier option, you can use whatever fruit you have!

3. Veggie Sticks and Hummus

Cucumber, baby sweetcorn, carrots and almost anything is good dipped into hummus. Steam the vegetables to soften them, or you can even serve it raw if your baby is healthy enough. You can also give them breadsticks or pitta dippers.

4. Homemade Savoury Muffins

Muffins are handy to make and quick to ‘grab and go’. They can be made in bulk and frozen. Once you have a basic muffin recipe, you can add all sorts of healthy, veggie fillings too.

5. Yoghurt Covered Fruits

Deliciously light and healthy, frozen yoghurt covered fruits are the perfect finger food snack for your baby. Super easy to do, they are ideally stored in batches, great for busy moms.

6. Mini Pizza

Toast half an English muffin with marinara sauce and add chopped vegetables. To top it off, add shredded cheese sparingly and broil for two minutes until the cheese melts. Delicious!

7. Dairy / Eggs

Dairy products like cheese, frozen yoghurt, hard cooked, diced eggs, scrambled eggs and egg muffins are natural on the go snacks for babies.

8. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls

With natural sweetness and the flavours of cookie dough, they are delicious and nutritious. Please make sure those who are allergic to peanuts and use sunflower seed butter instead. (These also work well with almond butter.)

Those are eight healthy snacks for babies, which one do you like the most? Don’t forget to share with your friends and family too!

For more information about healthy baby snacks, go to Okadoc or find a doctor through our app.