Ask Holly: Toddler Snack Ideas?

Hi Holly!  Thank you for all of your great info.  I’ve changed my family’s eating habits because of your site, and everyone is happier and healthier- we haven’t had a single cold this year!  My biggest challenge is trying to choose healthy snacks for my toddler- it’s so much easier to just give her packaged foods- puffs, cheerios, crackers, goldfish- and I know these foods are not giving her any nutrition, and they’re all packaged in plastic and expensive- PLEASE HELP!

Linda R.

Boise, Idaho


Hi Linda!   I think all moms struggle with that very issue!  Here is a quick list of yummy and healthful snack ideas for toddlers:

  • banana
  • avocado slices
  • cooked apple with cinnamon
  • small frozen blueberries (especially good if teething!)
  • toast cut into strips with almond or peanut butter
  • red pepper or cucumber strips with hummus
  • mashed avocado on toast strips
  • hard boiled egg, sliced with egg slicer
  • melon slices
  • mango chunks
  • kiwi fruit
  • plain yogurt with peach or apricot chunks stirred in
  • cooked and cooled: green beans, carrot or zuchini sticks, small florets of cauliflower and broccoli, sweet peas

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