Healthy Snack Ideas for Toddlers

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?

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  1. says

    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. says

    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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