Quick-Fix Healthy Toddler Snacks

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My son eats. A lot. Especially recently. He seems to be going through a growth spurt. I don’t want to only give him prepackaged snacks, although I do tend to give him a lot of Earth’s Best snacks and other such things, so I decided to think up some quick-fix healthy toddler snacks.

Fruits:
Raisins, cranberries, blueberries, or any other dried fruit.
Apples, pears, peaches, bananas, etc. (You can also put a little yogurt on it, or use it for dipping.)
Applesauce
Squeezable snack-packs (This can also be in the veggie and grain categories. It’s sold in several brands and flavors.)

Veggies:
Raw – Carrot sticks, celery (with our without peanut butter, and you can add raisins for fun)
Cooked – Cubed sweet potato or squash, carrots, corn, peas, beans

Dairy:
Cheese slices
Cottage cheese – Really good mixed with fruit.
Yogurt

Grains:
Whole grain toast plain, with peanut butter, or with a little butter
Whole grain chips with guacamole
Whole wheat pita with hummus, or something spreadable
Dry cereal, such as cheerios or Kashi
Coco (available at Whole Foods and some other local stores)
Pretzels (I use the no salt kind, and my son loves it)
Quesadillas (Some tortillas, cheese, and maybe tomato)

Other:
Graham crackers with peanut butter
Roll-Ups – Tortillas rolled-up with nitrate free sandwich meat and cheese (Maybe add some tomato or lettuce)
Rice cakes

Some tips:
For the cooked veggies – Some stores sell organic frozen cubed veggies that can be heated up pretty quickly. Also, while your child is eating breakfast or lunch you can boil some veggies ahead of time so that they’re ready to go for a snack later.
For fruit – I like to cut some up while my son is napping, and then store it in the fridge for an afternoon snack.

Please feel free to comment with other snack ideas. I’m always looking for new things.

Comments

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  2. This is great – I’m always looking for different ideas for snacks.. sometimes we seem to get into a rut of the same old things.

  3. Mike Davis says:

    Thank you–this helps a great deal– with 4 little ones 6 and under and a new one in Feb–this is something we are always looking for thanks

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