10 Healthy Snack Ideas for Toddlers

Since having Lincoln, I've found a new passion for fueling my family with the right food. We are not perfect, pizza still finds its way on our plates and drive-through windows still happen every now and then, but we try to eat clean and whole 80% of the time. It's amazing how different a toddler's behavior is when they aren't getting the right foods in their diet.

I share our daily routine as it relates to food over on insta stories each week, so if you want ideas in real-time head there (@ashtonv), but today I thought it would be fun to share my top 10 snack ideas with you!

This is one of the questions I get asked the most on Instagram, so let's jump in! I've included a few that you can purchase pre-made and a few you can make yourself. ENJOY!

On-the-go Options

Kiddy Trail Mix: I love making this in big batches on Monday and packaging them up for a quick, grab-and-go snack. Feel free to switch out or add anything your little enjoys!

- 2 Cups Love Grown Power O's OR One Degree Organics Sprouted Honey O's
- 1 Cup No Added Sugar Organic Raisins (Any dried fruit that has no added sugar would work great)
- 1 Bag Happy Baby Coconut Creamies (These are dairy-free, but you can also freeze dry your own)

Fruit & Nut Bars: This is another grab-a-go favorite in our house and they will keep in the fridge for two weeks. You can also make them into balls! Don't want to make your own? LARABARS and Perfect Bars are favorites for my boys!

Apple Chips: You can absolutely find no added-sugar apple chips in the store, but they normally are pretty pricy for a small bag that you can blow through quickly. We get a big bag or organic apples at Costco and then make these chips at home. I love the way it makes our house smell and we ALL LOVE THEM!

Kale Chips: I know these might be a little of a stretch for some littles, so if you're looking for an alternative to kale chips, we love these green pea crisps and sweet potato chips.

Popcorn + Dried Fruit: We love plan organic popcorn with dried cranberries, blueberries or raisins. It's the perfect sweet and salty mix and is perfect for traveling!

Jerky + Organic Cheese Sticks: We get venison jerky made each year and it's become a favorite snack for our toddler with organic cheese. I love knowing where the meat is from and what was put in to season it. If you can't make your own jerky, look for options with little to no added sugars and nitrates; grass-feed (if beef) is even better!

At Home Options

Ants on a Log: You can never go wrong with this classic snack. If your child isn't a fan of celery here's a trick, cut them into the size you want then soak them in water until you serve them. It brings the taste down just a bit while keeping them crunchy! We use an organic almond butter and then raisins that have no added sugars to finish it off.

Nut Butter Rice Cakes: We love rice cakes over here and you can't go wrong by topping them with a nut butter! My favorite rice cakes are these!

Smoothie: On days when picky toddler eating is at it's worst, we opt for afternoon smoothies. I pack them full of fiber, protein, healthy fats and greens. Here are some of my favorite combos!


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