Feeding toddlers can sometimes be…difficult.
Yes, we’ll use “difficult”.
Instead of forcing my toddler to eat things he hates – or rather, just decided to hate that week – I try to come up with different, healthy snacks that he will enjoy.
When I used to snack out, it was usually a handful of chips and a few Oreos, washed down with some sort of sugary beverage. Now, I try to eat real, wholesome food and feed my son the same.
We do our best to avoid processed foods, artificial dyes and flavors, added sugar…you get the idea.
Healthy snacks for toddlers must also be super yummy – or else they’ll throw them to the dogs (I know it can’t just be my son!)
I’ve compiled a list of ideas, with the help of some other amazing bloggers, right here! Some of them are straight up no-doubt-about-it healthy, and some have a slight bit of naughtiness to them.
30 Healthy Snacks for Toddlers
- Fermented Dill Pickles
- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with carrots, pita, cucumber…or just plain!
- Roasted chick peas
- Chocolate Beetroot Brownies
- Freeze-dried fruit (like candy to my child)
- Butter treats
- Chocolate-covered tangerines (we use Enjoy Life chocolate chips)
- “Completely Healthy Cookies” (no added sugar!)
- Soaked Quinoa Bars
- Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites
- Zucchini crackers
- Cucumber Chips
- Homemade Carrot Cake Cookies (recipe found in Thug Kitchen)
- Sunflower kernels
- Coconut Flour Brownies
- Ants on a Log
- …Or Ants on a Log 2.0
- Homemade Fruit Snacks
- Pumpkin Beetroot Muffins
- Smoothies (you can hide anything in these bad boys)
- Homemade Kettle Corn Granola
- Homemade yogurt
- Sugar-free Date Oatmeal Cookies
- Homemade Chewy Granola Bars
- Breakfast Sushi
- Homemade trail mix
- No-Bake Fruit Pizza
- Homemade Fruit Popsicles
- Pumpkin Spice Graham Crackers
I always recommend buying organic ingredients when you can. Read: Why Should You Buy Organic?