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