Healthy Snack Ideas for Toddlers

by Chrystal Johnson on May 5, 2011

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It seems like every couple of weeks, Zoë’s favorite food suddenly becomes the food she doesn’t like. I guess perhaps it’s an experimental phase for her.

We do all of the typical healthy toddler snacks:

  • Organic stoned wheat crackers and cheese
  • Raisins
  • Berries, Grapes, etc.
  • Orange slices
  • Bananas, either plain or dipped in oatmeal and raw honey
  • Sliced carrots (no baby carrots in this house)
  • String cheese
  • Pecans or other nuts
  • Shredded coconut
  • Etc.

But I’m constantly trying new varieties of healthy snacks with her to keep her interested in eating healthy foods. Lately, she has 2 favorite snacks…

Sliced Granny Smith Apples and Organic Smooth Peanut Butter

Strained Plain Greek Yogurt with Organic Granola and Raw Honey

Given her patterns, I’m sure by the end of this month, she’ll no longer “like” either of these snacks and I’m starting to run out of unique ideas.

So, I’d love some suggestions of other healthy snacks for toddlers. What do you have to share?

About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Tmuffin
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May 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

My son is the same way, and it’s the most frustrating part of having a toddler. I can deal with tantrums, but the kid’s gotta eat! I need ideas too, so I’ll be taking notes on other users’ comments. Here are some of the things I give my toddler:
-make popsicles with greek yogurt and a little juice, freeze in small pill bottles with a popsicle stick. Run under hot water to remove, and store in ziploc in freezer.
-wild rice cake with organic peanut butter and raisins
-mini polenta pizzas: buy the refrigerated polenta roll, slice about 1/4″ thick, and fry in a little oil until crispy, then add tomato sauce and cheese on top.
- graham crackers with cream cheese and a little cinnamon.


2 Zoie @ TouchstoneZ May 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Those are some great ideas. We do a lot the same snacks. A big favorite is humus and carrots, celery & cauliflower. Kefir & fruit smoothies with a handful or two of greens tossed in: either drink or freeze like a popsicle. Succotash: peas, corn, lima beans hot or cold. Turkey jerky. Fruit leather

I find that letting the kids make or help make the humus, smoothies, jerky, and slice things up will get them to eat anything consistently.
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3 close to Home September 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Thanks for letting me share your post on my article about healthy school snacks. here is the post.
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