Hungry toddlers are not fun to be around. Whether your child is a picky eater or prefers to eat everything put in front of him, keeping toddlers well fed, especially when you are on the road or running errands, is something that requires a little bit of forethought. When packing the diaper bag, consider throwing in some of these healthy snacks for toddlers.
Bell peppers – these are a favorite of #babyD, and a lifesaver for me when I take the boys on an ill-timed shopping trip.
Bananas – #babyD and #babyD2 eat these by the bunch each week. Sometimes they eat them sliced, sometimes they prefer them whole
Gerber Lil’ Beanies – healthy snacks from Gerber that are made from the goodness of navy beans and are naturally flavored, Lil’ Beanies (TM) is a mom- and child-approved snacking option that has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Gerber Lil’ Beanies allow for toddlers to feed themselves with minimal mess which makes snacking a happy experience for mom and toddler. Pick these up (they come in two flavors – original and white cheddar & broccoli) at your local Kroger!
Goldfish crackers – we always have a ziploc bag of these in the boys’ bags. They involve very little mess and are easy for toddlers to eat in the car, while waiting for a slow meal at a restaurant, or in any other scenario where you need to keep the toddler hangries away.
Apples – whether your little one is old enough to eat apples with the skin on or if you need to take the skin off the apple, apple slices are a wonderful snack your toddler.
Prunes – these are a lifesaver if your toddler struggles with mild constipation.
Black beans – not as easy to transport as some of these other snacks, but black beans are still a great option to feed your kiddos. Just open up a can, rinse the beans, and let your little ones practice their fine motor skills by feeding themselves.
What are your favorite healthy snacks for toddlers? What snacks do you keep on hand for your little ones?