Toddlers are always hungry and they love to ask for snacks! If you’ve ever watched a toddler, I’m sure you get what I’m saying. While it’s important to have 3 balanced meals a day for toddlers, it’s also important to have healthy snacks available for toddlers. (And they can be helpful to avoid meltdowns in public, too!) So what do you feed those hungry toddlers? Well, today I’m sharing with you 50 toddler snack ideas, along with a printable list.
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My Favorite Toddler Snack Ideas:
- Peaches (sliced thin)
- Fruit strips
- Cut up grapes (length-wise)
- Dried fruit
- Homemade fruit roll-ups
- Mandarin oranges
- Smoothies (add in some spinach or other veggies!)
- Cucumbers (with or without the skin)
- Crinkle-cut carrots
- Cherry tomatoes (sliced in halves)
- Mini peppers
- Spinach leaves
- Sweet potatoes (baked & sliced up)
- Cheese (cubes, shredded, slices)
- Yogurt (my toddler loves greek yogurt)
- Boiled eggs
- Rolled-up deli meat
- Grilled chicken (rotisserie chickens are great for this!)
- Frozen yogurt dots
- Peanut butter/Almond butter
- Cream cheese
Grains and Other Snacks:
- Graham crackers
- Healthy Muffins
- Rice cakes
- Goldfish crackers or cheddar bunnies
- Kix cereal
- Toddler Cookies
- Veggie straws
- Homemade fruit snacks
- Whole-grain crackers
- Homemade Teddy Grahams
- Homemade Cheez-Its
- Pretzel sticks
When you’re preparing snacks, try to give your toddler a variety of shapes, textures, and tastes to help them expand their palate and help with their nutrition.
I love putting snacks in ice cube trays. It compartmentalizes the snacks and kids think it’s really fun to eat this way! I also love using the Munchie Mug Snack Cup. It’s the perfect snack cup for at home or on-the-go! It holds a lot and it’s easy for toddlers to get the snack WITHOUT spilling! I love the soft fabric on the top and it’s very easy to clean.
My cute lil toddler really enjoys using the mug, too! It is awesome for the car!
If you have a toddler, you need this snack cup! We’ve tried a lot of snack cups and this is the best one that we’ve tried!
To download the snack list, click here —> Toddler Snack Ideas
What snacks would you add to this list?
Oh I LOVE the ice cube tray idea! My son definitely gets more excited about food when I serve it to him in his bento box instead of his typical plate (or if I serve it to him in ANY different way), so this will be a good one to try too. Because we can’t ever keep it simple, with toddlers, right?
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Such awesome ideas. (And we almost forgot how much cuter it is to plate food for a toddler than for hungry, messy older kids – ha!) Thanks for including us in such good company.