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30 Healthy Preschool Snacks (Easy, Nut-Free, Kid-Approved)

Amy Palanjian
Choose 1-2 foods from each category or use inspiration from the combinations in the post. Nutrition will vary based on the foods you choose for snack time.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 125 kcal


Shelf-Stable Produce

  • 1 applesauce pouch
  • 1 container canned fruit in 100% juice
  • 1/4-1/2 freeze-dried fruit
  • 1 fruit leather
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit

Fresh Produce

  • 1 banana
  • 1 clementine
  • 1/4-1/2 cup berries
  • 1/4-1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/4-1/2 cup snap peas
  • 1/4-1/2 cup sliced bell pepper strips
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cherry tomatoes

Whole Grains


  • 1-2 tablespoons hummus
  • 1-2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 oz deli lunch meat
  • 1/4-1/2 cup snap pea crisps
  • 1 cheese stick
  • 1 yogurt tube
  • 4-8 oz milk
  • 4-8 oz smoothie
  • 4- 8 oz drinkable yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cottage cheese


  • Choose 1-2 items from the list above. Choose milk or water.
  • Offer to the kids or pack for preschool and let the kids decide how much to eat according to their hunger.


  • Follow guidelines from your preschool or daycare on allergies or any other ingredient recommendations.
  • Aim to include 1-2 food groups for balance and to keep the kids satisfied until the next meal.
  • Trust the kids to eat as much as they need to fill their hunger cues.
  • Remember that it's okay to keep things simple. You don't have to make snacks from scratch all the time!
  • Rotate through favorites to expose the kids to a range of nutrients.
  • Feel free to share this list with your preschool or daycare or parents association if you share snack duty with other families.


Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 152mgPotassium: 300mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 130IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1mg
Keyword preschool snacks
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