Nutritious Toddler Snacks
Whether at home or on-the-go, toddlers love to snack. Here are 20 nutritious toddler snacks you can feel good about.
1. Granola Bars / Fruit Bars
Whether homemade or a store bought protein version, these nutritious toddler snacks are sure to be a lunchbox favorite! That’s It brand makes fruit leather that’s tasty, too.
2. Greek Yogurt
Serve as-is or add honey and your child’s favorite fruit. Worried about a mess? Try the pouch version or opt for toddler yogurt drops.
3. Cherry Tomatoes
Some of our favorite nutritious toddler snacks are cherry tomatoes. By themselves or sandwiched around a mozzarella pearl, they sure are delicious!
Whether it is mozzarella string cheese, cubed cheddar cheese or a slice of pepper jack, cheese makes a great snack for kids on-the-go!
Alone or part of a fruit salad, chilled grapes are refreshing! Make sure to cut them into smaller pieces if you’ve got a toddler.
Whether cubed or sliced with the rind on, watermelon is delicious and super juicy. Include wipes or napkins for sticky hands.
7. Mini muffins
Make your own nutritious toddler snacks! Choose ingredients your kids love like oatmeal and blueberries. Then bake them together as a fun cooking activity!
8. Baked Veggie Snacks
Veggie Straws, Hippeas’ chickpea puffs and Harvest Snaps’ Green Pea/Lentil snack are favorites with my crew. I wish there were low-sodium versions, though.🤷🏾♀️
Slice ’em, dice ’em, bake ’em, or dust with cinnamon. Experiment with the different varieties to see which one your kiddo prefers.
10. Veggie Goldfish
For the kids that must have goldfish in their lives, this line offers crackers made with vegetables (i.e. carrot puree)
11. Hummus + Veggies
There are so many varieties of hummus nowadays and since kids like to dip, pair it with their favorite veggies.
12. Naan Bread
A great alternative to a slice of whole wheat bread, tear it into pieces and eat with hummus. Or serve alone as a tasty treat.
Another timeless dip choice. Spritz it with lemon/lime juice to keep your guac green.
14. Mini Sweet Peppers / Bell Peppers
Remove the stem/seeds and get to snacking! If your kids aren’t budging, add another layer of flavor. Try cream cheese dusted with everything bagel seasoning or add ground beef and cheese and pop in the air fryer.
Serve chilled. Pair with a dip. Enjoy the crunch.
The ultimate in crunchiness. If the taste is too bitter for your child, offset the bitterness with nut butter or sunflower butter.
Classics. Their small size makes them a perfect fit in any snack box.
Cut the bottom to make it easy for your toddler to peel. Enjoy as-is, or pair with nut butter or sunflower butter.
So sweet in their natural state! It’s no wonder why they are one of our favorite nutritious toddler snacks.
Sweet. Easy to peel. Seedless. Fits perfectly in the palm of a toddler’s hand.