If you have a toddler, you know how important snacks are! At our house snacks are just as important as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We have a snack in the mid morning and again in the mid afternoon after nap time.
There are a lot of toddler snacks available at the local grocery store, however, a lot of them are filled with sugar and don’t provide many healthy benefits. In this post, I’d like to share some different healthy options for you to feed your toddler. These are really simple and little to no prep.
Even if you have a one year old with little to no teeth, they should be able to eat most of these snacks. Of course, you’ll want to make sure things like carrots are cooked and soft.
Also, be sure to cut all the food into small bite size pieces. I even cut up grapes into quarter.
- one grain – graham cracker
- one fruit- strawberry slices
- one dairy – cheese stick
Try not to offer a snack with 3 items all from the same category. For example, you wouldn’t want to serve 3 grains: a muffin, granola bar, and veggie straws.
Toddler Snack Ideas
- granola bar
- graham cracker – add a nut butter for protien
- fruit and grain barGoldfish – get whole wheat for a healthy option
- veggie chips or straws
- avocado toast
- homemade muffins
- crackers – there are lots of healthy options
- cooked potato slices or cubes
- sweet potato fries
- green beans
- cooked carrots
- raw carrots and humus – slice small so not a chocking hazard
- yogurt covered raisins
- cottage cheese
- cheese stick
- cheese slice
- cheese cubes
- any canned fruit in juice (pineapple, peaches, pears, mandarin oranges)
- apple slices
- soft dried fruit (craisins, raisins)
If you want more ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, here are over 75 food ideas for 1 year olds.
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