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26 Healthy Toddler Snack Recipes That Your Picky Eaters will Love
How hard is it for you to find enough healthy toddler snack recipes to keep your little one full til the next meal of the day?
If your little ones are anything like mine, I’m going to guess it’s pretty difficult. Especially if your after the type of snacks for your toddler that will do more good for your child than just fill them up for the time being.
You know, the kind that have vitamins and minerals, maybe even some fiber, but definitely ‘good for you’ ingredients.
If only ‘normal’ stores sol snacks like that, or if they weren’t so expensive!
We all want the best for our little ones, and in my opinion, one of the best things we can do for them is feed them whole, nutritious foods, from day one….well, maybe not day one. But, as soon as they start eating more than just baby food.
That’s why I’ve gathered the snack recipes below! Because, it’s hard to find those snacks made with ‘good for you’ nutrients, and you have enough to worry about with caring for your toddler! (Pssst….you might want to go make sure they aren’t pulling all the toilet paper off the roll.)
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About the Healthy Toddler Snacks Below
There are some savory, some sweet, and even some copycats of store bought snacks below.
Like recipes for healthy (vegan/gluten free/allergy free/grain free) goldfish crackers and cheez its. Thank goodness, right!
You’ll also find snacks that are excellent for toddlers to dip in things, because we know they love to dip food (and usually make a bit of a mess).
Muffins, cookies, pudding, and even homemade ice cream! We can’t blame them for having a sweet tooth, they probably got it from us anyways.
Some of the recipes below are mine, and many more are from others. So, they have been tested by my kids, others kids, and probably quite a few adults, as well.
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Mozzarella Sticks – Gluten Free and Vegan
These, your little one will love! However, I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re just starting to go vegan (or haven’t found a vegan cheese – either homemade or bought – that you like yet). This recipe also calls for an egg replacement; I always use flax eggs, 1 tablespoon flaxmeal (ground flaxseeds) mixed with 2 1/2 tablespoons of water.
Healthy Vegan Blueberry Muffins
You can’t go wrong with blueberry muffins and toddlers, unless of course if they are allergic to blueberries. This recipe has a secret ingredient to help keep them moist and delicious. A must, to add to your recipe book and make every once in awhile as a special treat! Check out the recipe here.
Oven Baked Beet Chips
If you tell your toddler what these are, and have been influenced by others to think beets are gross, then these may not be a favorite at first. But, if they have no prior encounters with beets, or likes the pretty pinkish color, then these will be an immediate hit with them. Check out the recipe here.
The Best Energy Bites Recipe of All Time
Looking for a healthy vegan energy bites recipe? Try out this easy no bake energy bites recipe for yourself and kids as a healthy snack; with peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate to help with your sweet tooth! Check out the recipe here.
VEGAN APRICOT AND DATE OAT FLAPJACKS
What toddler doesn’t love applesauce?! Make this sweet and simple applesauce and your kids, big and small, won’t let it last the day! Seriously, you’ll need to steal some for yourself before giving it to your kids to make sure you get some. Grab the recipe here.
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Chocolate Banana Coconut Chia Pudding
If your little one loves chocolate, this dessert like snack should be a no brainer to give them. It’s chia seed base will provide them with omega-3 fatty acids (you know, the ones that barely enough people in this country consumer), plus protein to help keep them full til the next meal! Check it out here.
Surprisingly Delicious Healthy Apple Muffin Recipe!!!
The only reason these are ‘surprisingly delicious’ is because everyone in my family liked it, from toddler to husband! And, the fact that I just threw a bunch of ingredients together (wrote them down) and they tasted awesome! Of course, they come out the same each and every time, so no worries about them being a one time wonder! Get the recipe here.
HEALTHY OVEN BAKED ZUCCHINI CHIPS RECIPE – NO BREADING
My Go to Green Smoothie Recipe
Once your toddler is able to drink from a cup, or straw, without making a mess, they will love this smoothie. And, so will you! It has fruits, veggies, and healthy fats/proteins, to give you a balanced snack for your toddler, and an energy booster for yourself. Go check it out here.
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HEALTHY DATE BARS | NO BAKE ENERGY BARS (GLUTEN FREE)
I don’t know of any toddler (at least of mine) that would deny chocolate anything. This doesn’t have a ton of sugar in it like you might expect! So, it’s perfectly fine to give to your toddler as a healthy snack, at least every once in awhile! Get the recipe here.