New to the world of kid food? So was I, so I did my research and had several play dates where I got lots of unique snack ideas for toddlers. Here's what I found:
Snacks: "Bites please!" If you hear this all day like I do, you might be racking your brain to come up with something different for junior to eat. Here are my go-tos:
- Peanut butter crackers: protein source!
- Goldfish: they even offer whole grain ones
- Applesauce pouches: great for on the go!
- Fruit and veggie pouches: for those picky veggie eaters
- Raisins, cranberries, dried fruit, yogurt covered raisins
- Fruit snacks: 100% juice or even contain fruit and veggies
- Popsicles: great for sick days, teething, mouth injuries or when kids won't drink
- Yogurt: available in baby, kid and adult sizes, also Gogurt works great in the freezer as a Popsicle!
- Carrots, baby tomatoes...if you're lucky, try ranch for a dip if not!
- Pretzels, Cheerios, make your own trail mix!
- Scrambled eggs and toast
- Granola bars, Nutrigrain bars, etc and fruit
- Oatmeal mixed with fruit cups or applesauce
- Pancakes or muffins: make them together!
- Frozen waffles or raisin bread with cut up fruit: good for on the go
- Chicken nuggets: try Tysons 100% natural
- Turkey hotdogs: for picky eaters, try dipped in ketchup or in mac and cheese
- Chicken: if not, try dipped in bbq sauce
- Steak: if not, try dipped in A1
- Pork chops: if not, try dipped in applesauce
- Sides: mashed potatoes, corn casserole, bread, fruit and veggie individual cups
- PBJ and Sunchips
- Ham and cheese: Lunchables or make your own
- Peanut butter roll ups: add raisins, bananas, jelly, etc to tortillas and eat like a hotdog!
- Grilled cheese or mac and cheese
Try Pinterest for more creative inspiration!