In the life of a toddler – snacks are everything! Are you with me? Do you get what I’m saying?!
In the life of a mom of a toddler – snacks can be everything too! What about bribery…maybe just the fact that they will actually eat or a tool to keep them occupied and/or quiet.
The tricky part is, one day they’ll love the snack or food you give them. So you think, YAY, I’ve got this we’re doing good! I’ll stock up on that snack the next time I’m at the grocery store. So you add it to your list in hopes you’ve hit the jackpot for the snack basket. Only to come to the realization when you offer it again to them the next time, they snarl their nose and push it away in their sweet little toddler way. They have their distinct way of communicating when they don’t like something, right? Watching her grow is so fun. I know this is part of her growing process and exploring new foods and textures!
Thankfully my little E is a great eater. We’ve had our days where I resort to snacks because she hasn’t eaten anything or we’re on the go and I’m just hoping she’ll eat for the day. Otherwise she has her favorite foods she requests and I’m right on it.
Today I want to share 10 of our “go-to” snacks or snack ideas for a toddler in hopes to be healthier in our eating habits. Healthy decisions today lead to a healthy tomorrow.
All of these we usually pair with a yummy juice pouch! (I found these in the juice aisle at Walmart)
1 – Bite sized fruit- i.e. cut strawberries, bananas or even raspberries.
2- Popcorn – we air pop with nothing on it for our little E.
3- Applesauce, unsweetened – These are GREAT in the pouches for traveling or on the go! If you are home and in your routine they might enjoy it with a spoon in a snack sized cup! (These can be found in the apple/fruit sauce section at Walmart!) I chose Mott’s because it’s full of real fruit and an excellent source of vitamins for our little one as she is growing. Mott’s has a fun growth chart – just for buying Mott’s! (see more below!)
4 – Veggie Straws or Chips
5- Bite sized carrots
6 – Popsicle – I have my own popsicle molds so I’ll pour half of juice and half water (filtered water) and make our own!
7 – Raisins or Craisins
8 – Dry Cereal – I snag the non-sugary cereals – just read the labels and you’ll quickly see which is the better option!
9 – Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich
10- Peanut Butter Crackers
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little one year old, Miss Elle, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses! Follow me at: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST