When you have a toddler in tow, you probably don’t leave the house without some on the go snacks. Even when you have scheduled meal and snack times in a day, you will find yourself out and about when your kiddos need to refuel.
Whether it’s a day at the beach, an upcoming vacation, or you just want to be ready for the unpredictable delays, it helps to be prepared with wholesome snacks.
If you’re trying to take a break from packing Cheerios and crackers, below you will find a list of healthy and simple snacks for your toddler.
You can offer your toddler a wide variety of colors, packed with vitamins and fiber. Fruit is a perfect finger food.
- Grapes (Halved, if you are worried about choking)
- Watermelon cubes
As your toddler gets in the habit of snacking on vegetables, they will be more likely to eat them as they continue growing.
- Kale chips
- Carrot sticks
- Bell pepper strips
Keep your toddler’s energy levels high while boosting their immune system.
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Trail Mix
- Roasted Chickpeas
Strengthen your toddler’s developing bones by giving them much-needed calcium and Vitamin D.
- Cheese (cubed, Babybel, sliced)
- Yogurt Tubes (frozen)
- Cottage Cheese
A diet rich in whole grains means a decreased risk of chronic disease and an increased dose of fiber will aid healthy bowel function for your kiddo.
As you fuel your toddler with healthy and simple snacks while you’re on-the-go, there will be less tantrums and more cooperation. Take a few extra minutes in the morning to make sure your bag is packed and ready to go. We’ve tried it both ways, and we always have a better day when we’re prepared!