50 Easy Toddler Snack Ideas (The Ultimate Guide for Toddler Snacks)

  Nov 22, 2019  |  #baby led weaning

These toddler snack ideas 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!

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

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

Like right now, Camryn loves pomegranate seeds, apples, rice crisps, and puffs for her favorite easy toddler snacks. She used to love these toddler cookies I was buying, but not so much currently. 

So, I recently asked some blogging friends to help provide some inspiration, and got a great response of about 50 to share with you!

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 easy freezable toddler meal ideas

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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.

Because 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!

What Should Be Included In Healthy Snacks For Toddlers?

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.

New senses, new tastes and so many NEW things happening every day. Sometimes, food is the last thing on their mind. 

But, with these easy toddler snacks, you can sneak in veggies and fruit.  Minimal ingredients, healthy treats, and you can eat them too. So, what’s not to love?

Healthy Toddler Cans Can Include:

  • Fruits
  • Veggies
  • Oats
  • Hummus
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Whole Grains
  • Beans & Legumes
  • Dairy
  • Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes (so many ideas for kid friendly sweet potato recipes)
  • Nut Butter

Turkey meatballs with blackberries and asparagus on toddler friendly plate

A healthy snack for a toddler should have some carbohydrate, 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). Similar idea for toddles in that I try to pair a few food groups. 

When I can, I’m also a fan of including a fruit or veggie into a toddler snack recipe, too!

And if you have a child (like mine), who loves muffins, don’t forget to check out my 40+ healthy baby muffins roundup – great for toddlers, too. 

Toddler Friendly Snack Recipes

I can’t wait to share these toddler muffin recipes, toddler energy bites and healthy toddler cookies with you.

I know I need some inspiration for new snack ideas for Camryn, and these are great!

Toddler Muffins

Muffins are a perfect toddler friendly snack because they’re portable and easier for smaller hands to handle. They are healthy toddler snacks on the go, since we all know toddlers don’t sit still for long. 

Plus, muffins are an easy vehicle to add fruits, veggies, and/or healthy fats to, 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

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.

More Toddler Snack Recipes (Sweetened with Fruit or Honey)

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.

Sweeter Toddler Snacks

These healthy toddler snacks 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!

Smoothies, Dips, and Finger Foods for Toddlers

To round this selection of easy toddler recipes, here are some side dishes and 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. 

Sweet Potato Veggie Tots with ketchup on baking sheet | Bucket List Tummy

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

Toddler 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!

If you’re looking for a way to get your picky toddler to eat more, these tips from Baby Center are good ones!

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

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