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50 Healthy Homemade Toddler Snacks

These healthy toddler snacks are homemade and can help add fruits and veggies to your picky toddlers’ diet, while still tasting good. As parents, we know easy toddler snacks are the best!

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We are always looking for healthy and easy toddler snack recipes, especially toddler snack ideas for daycare, and easy toddler snacks for on the go.

Kids can be on one day and off another – you just never know. So, it’s good to have a variety of healthy homemade snacks for toddlers’ on hand!

Currently, Camryn loves pomegranate seeds, apples, rice crisps, and sweet potato zucchini muffins for her favorite snacks for daycare. But, it changes by season.

And if I’ve bought oranges frequently, she’s less interested in them.

I know I need several easy toddler snack ideas on hand to switch up my snack game for the girls often, and I”ll admit, I sometimes do rely on Thrive Market for some creative and healthy snack ideas!

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Which is why I’ve rounded up several ideas for healthy homemade snacks for all kinds of kids, including back to school snack ideas.

Whether you need road trip snacks for a 1 year old or car snacks for older kids, this is your ultimate list.

Many of these are great baby breakfast ideas for 10 months and older.

clear bowl with kix, almonds, pumpkin seeds and raisins

Now, while these are great snacks in the moment, don’t dismiss the power of the freezer for snacks and meals. In fact, here are 20 freezable toddler meal ideas that have really come in handy for us!

These healthy snacks for toddlers and preschoolers not only look good but they taste delicious.

And best of all? They’re all toddler friendly, but also adult and family friendly. There are also several vegetable recipes for toddlers.

To instill a good relationship with food for your little ones, they want to see you eating some of the same foods. I promise, I’m STILL working on a post about this for you guys. 

You know, they want to feel like the big kids. But, as a parent, you can know these are nutrient dense options, too!

baby led weaning meatballs on white plate

Easy Toddler Snacks: Where to Start

Sometimes, making sure that you’re toddler is eating healthy food can be difficult.

Let’s face it, toddlers are picky eaters, and sometimes their likes and favorites change by the day.

And it’s really through no fault of their own – they’re exploring the world. When possible, I still prefer to make healthy homemade snacks for toddlers because I have more control over the ingredients.

If you’re looking for a way to get your picky toddler to eat more, these tips from Baby Center are good ones, and we really believe in practicing intuitive eating for kids.

With these easy toddler snacks and toddler snacks ideas, you can sneak in fruits, veggies and healthy fats.

Ingredients to Keep on Hand for Healthy Homemade Toddler Snacks

We love to base our healthy homemade snack on some iterations and combinations of these ingredients and food groups.

  • Fruits – change it up by season to keep things fresh! Better if you can pick your own and get your kids involved.
  • Veggies – I love to change the texture by serving raw or cooked, spiralizing sometimes, or baking along with fruits to sweeten them up.
  • Oats – So versatile and work in so many recipes!
  • Hummus – A great dipper for many of these healthy toddler snack options.
  • Whole Wheat Flour – great source of fiber and iron.
  • Whole Grains – Whole wheat flours, breads, pastas, couscous, quinoa, farro, etc. Check out this round up on quinoa recipes for kids
  • Beans & Legumes – These can be easily hidden in baked goods and can be a great option for fiber and protein in their diets.
  • Dairy – Easy way to add protein, fat and probiotics. Cheese is great for on the go and yogurt is great for probiotics.
  • Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes – There are so many ideas for recipes for sweet potatoes for kids!
  • Nuts and Nut Butter – A great source of healthy fats for their growing brains and bodies and nut butters are great for dipping, too.
  • SeedsChia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds and even sunflower seeds are some of our favorites! Here are tons more ideas for chia seeds for toddlers.
Turkey meatballs with blackberries and asparagus on toddler friendly plate

A healthy snack for a toddler should have some carbohydrates, and maybe a bit of protein or fat.

For adults, I always recommend at least two food groups for a satiating snack. For example, string cheese + fruit, or nuts + raisins.

When I can, I’m also a fan of including a fruit or veggie into a toddler snack recipe, too. This offers some fiber that will help keep them full and several micronutrients too.

And if you have a child (like mine), who loves muffins, don’t forget to check out these healthy baby led weaning muffins, which are great for toddlers, too. 

Healthy Snacks for Toddlers On the Go

If you have a non-stop toddler, consider these healthy snacks for toddlers on the go.

From muffins to energy bites to cookies, these can provide energy and nourishment for those busy bodies.


Toddler muffins are wonderfully portable and easier for smaller hands to handle. They are great as healthy toddler snacks on the go (more road trip food ideas), since we all know toddlers don’t sit still for long. 

Plus, muffins are an easy vehicle in which you can add fruits, veggies, chia seeds, and/or healthy fats, so healthy muffins for toddlers are our favorite. 

Get inspired by these ideas for veggie muffins for toddlers, and muffins sweetened with fruit. 

Many of these also check the box for gluten free toddler snacks. 

Toddler Muffins

These toddler muffins have healthy hidden ingredients, making them an easy homemade healthy snack for kids.

Veggie Muffins For Toddlers

Toddler Veggie Muffins

From spinach muffins to savory breakfast muffins, these toddler vegetable muffins are a great way to increase fiber and veggie intake in a fun way!

Toddler Bars, Cookies & Energy Bites

Toddler Energy Bites

These oatmeal bites for toddlers make for great toddler energy bites and protein balls for kids. So much flavor and a great way to get in extra nutrients.

Sweet Healthy Snacks

Even the pickiest of eaters love a good pizza- and even more when you can turn it into a dessert!

These fruit dessert recipes are the perfect mix of healthy and delicious.

Easy Snacks with Fruit

These healthy toddler snack recipes still include fruit and healthy ingredients, but may be a bit sweeter than those listed above. Some can be great as toddler snack ideas for daycare!

Healthy Finger Foods and Dips

To round this selection of easy toddler snacks, here are some side dishes. Make sure to check out this post for more finger foods for toddlers.

These types of recipes are versatile and fun, plus they’re easy to hold and make for great toddler daycare snacks. 

Greek yogurt smoothies are wonderful and if your toddler likes toppings, making a strawberry banana smoothie bowl and letting them add the toppings works wonders.

You can also try a few of these recipes for your next holiday or family party for a crowd-pleasing menu.

Healthy Homemade Finger Foods

Whether you need toddler smoothies with veggies or yogurt, easy dips for toddler finger foods or more, these easy recipes can save you. Plus, toddler smoothie recipes are great for quick, on the go, snacks that offer balanced nutrition!

What are your favorite easy toddler snack ideas you make at home? 

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