Yummy Toddler Food

Healthy  Toddler Snacks to Take On the Go

With easy, kid-approved choices and ideas by Amy Palanjian

Aim to include 2 food groups, at least, in most snacks so they're satisfying and filling. Add milk or water as needed."

How to Pack Healthy Snacks

01 Use durable containers

03 Set dedicated snack times.

04 Be flexible!

 05 Adjust portion sizes as needed.

06 Pack in a cooler bag. 

Muffins and Berries

Made without gluten, nuts, or dairy, these soft muffins get their flavor from two types of fruit and might be even tastier on the second (or third) day!

Banana and Diced  Snack Bar

Pack a banana and some diced snack bar (like a Larabar, which is soft and packed with protein and healthy fats) for an easy toddler snack.

Mini Egg Cups with Cucumber Sticks

These are so perfect to make ahead and warm to serve (or pack for preschool in a little thermos if needed).

Leftover Pancakes

I’m not sure what it is, but so many toddlers love snacking on whole pancakes! (Or at least my kids have as one year olds.)

Dry Cereal or Puffs and Fruit

Breakfast cereals or puffs with low added sugars are always a nice option for toddler snack-time. Add a side of fruit or some milk for an easy kids snack.


Whether it’s oatmeal, smoothie, or a bit of dinner, snack time is an excellent time to get in a little extra nutrition, so using leftovers as mini meals is a smart toddler feeding strategy.

Mango Yogurt and Crackers

Pair quick homemade flavored yogurt with a side of whole grain crackers for a snack that’s both satisfying and easy to pack.

Raisins and Cheese

If your toddler can’t do dairy, add in protein from hummus, nut butter, beans, or a nondairy milk with protein like Ripple.

Recipes by Amy Palanjian

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