The best snacks for your child are the most nutritious snacks that you can get them to eat!
Toddlers like to graze throughout the day, so when it comes to eating a meal, you will be lucky to get them to eat a bite.
Instead, your toddler is probably going to snack all day. In order to keep your kids eating a well-balanced diet, it’s important to give them healthy snacks.
Here are the best snacks for your growing toddler:
Toast Fingers and Cheese Sticks
Toddlers need dairy in their diet, but they also need something from the bread group as well.
Combine cheese sticks and toast fingers for a fun snack kids can eat on the go.
Whether heading out to the backyard or to the park, toast fingers and cheese sticks are a snack that can be taken along for a healthy snack.
Apple Slices and Peanut Butter
Peanut butter always adds a little more flavor to any snack.
It’s fun to dip apples into as well.
If you want a healthy snack for your toddler rich in nutrients, apples give your toddler needed fruits while peanut butter provides essential protein and iron.
Celery and Peanut Butter
It can be tough to get kids to eat their fiber-rich greens.
When you add a little peanut butter to the mix, toddlers seem to forget they are eating healthy veggies.
Make this snack, even more, fun with raisins.
You can call it “Ants on a Log.”
The celery gives your toddler needed fiber and the peanut butter gives them extra iron and protein.
Yogurt and Fruit
Your toddler may like fruit, but may not be too fond of that white stuff you’re giving them.
Instead of making it a stressful endeavor, offer yogurt topped with brightly colored fruit like strawberries, blueberries, or bananas.
Walnuts and Raisins
Nuts are natural powerhouses filled with vitamins, protein and healthy fibers. For young toddlers, it’s best to chop or grind nuts and add them to other foods.
Walnuts are a softer nut packed with Omega 3, which is needed for healthy brain development.
Once your child is old enough to eat nuts by themselves, walnuts make delicious ways to get the nutrients they need to grow healthy. Add a few raisins to their snack bag as a sweet addition.
When you begin giving whole nuts to your child just make sure you supervise them while eating.
The best snack for your kids?
When it comes to a well-balanced diet, many toddlers are lacking in vital nutrition for their growing bodies and brains.
Instead of trying to force feed them all the healthy foods they are missing in their diet, make the best snacks fun with healthy favorites.
What are the best snacks that work for your children? Please share your thoughts in our comments section.