Keeping up with kids’ speedy metabolisms requires a little planning ahead to make sure they get snacks that both fill them up and are healthy so they don’t crash later. Pre-made snacks from the grocery store are often chock full of sugar, so are a definite no-no. Instead, there are plenty of delicious and nutritious alternatives that you can make for your little ones at home. To get you started, we’ve rounded up 7 perfect snacks that toddlers will love.
Fro-yo bites are like ice-cream, only much healthier and bite-size! These are a really fun summer treat to make with your kiddo. Have them fill an ice-tray with all-natural yogurt and add chunks of whatever type of fruit they prefer: raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries add a sweet zing of flavor, plus they look pretty. Pop the tray in the freezer for five hours and enjoy once they are frozen.
Give your kid an energy boost to power through the afternoon with these protein-packed peanut butter and oatmeal bites. Combine nutritious ingredients like flax seeds, oatmeal, coconut shavings, and peanut butter with a few sweet ingredients like chocolate chips and honey for a truly delectable snack. This recipe is no-bake, so your kid can help make it from start to finish.
Who doesn’t love a fresh blueberry muffin? Store-bought varieties often contain lots of sugar, so should be avoided at all costs. Instead, try this healthy version made with whole wheat flour and honey. These are great for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up.
Trade store bought potato chips for homemade pita chips that are both more tasty and better for your child. If you want to make their snack even more delicious, some fresh hummus made from scratch is the perfect dip.
Finding it hard to get your child to eat their leafy greens? Here’s an easy and tasty solution! With just a drizzle of olive oil, bake kale leaves in the oven until they are nice and crispy. These veggie chips are light and flaky and your child won’t even know they are made of the same stuff as your salad.
Another fun snack that can double as breakfast, healthy egg cups can be filled with ham, cheese, bacon, spinach, tomatoes, and anything else your little one likes. The veggies are somewhat disguised inside the egg cup, so this is a great way to add extra nutrition to your child’s diet without them realizing it.