Coming up with yummy and healthy snack ideas for kids each day can be a big challenge. This master list of toddler snacks, which includes both fresh and store bought, will make it easier to serve nutritious food that your kids will actually want to eat.
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Use this list of the best healthy snacks for kids that you can buy at the store and keep on hand in the pantry to keep the littles nourished between meals.
HEALTHY FRESH FRUIT SNACK IDEAS FOR KIDS
Apples, thinly sliced if needed
BananasBerries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries)
Clementines or oranges, cut if needed
Grapes, sliced in half vertically
Kiwi , Melon, Mango, Pears
FRESH VEGETABLE TODDLER SNACKS
Avocado, cubed or on bread
Cucumbers, sliced or diced
Cherry tomatoes, halved
Shredded carrots or carrot slices/sticks (for older toddlers and kids)
Thawed frozen peas
Thawed frozen corn
HEALTHY SHELF STABLE SNACK IDEAS FOR KIDS
Apple chips (homemade or Bare Snacks)
Dried fruit (mango, apricots, cranberries, cherries)
Freeze-dried fruit and veggies
Fruit leather (homemade or brands such as Stretch Island)3-Ingredient Energy-BitesEasy Dried Strawberries
RaisinsToddler pouches (like these Clearly Crafted ones or these yogurt pouches)
WHOLE GRAIN TODDLER SNACKS
Cereal (low sugar): Cherrios, Kix, ChexCubes of sandwich Cinnamon raisin bread
Whole grain crackers (we like Bitsy’s Brainfood)
Whole grain pretzels
Whole grain graham crackers
FUN AND HEALTHY SNACKS IDEAS FOR KIDS WITH CRUNCH
Quinoa Chips (these are softer than regular chips, and high in protein)
Mini rice cakes
HEALTHY DAIRY SNACK IDEAS
Cheese, sliced, cubed, or string cheese
KefirMilk (dairy or nondairy)Plain yogurt or a fruit yogurt that’s low in sugarSmoothies in reusable pouches
LEGUMES/NUTS/MEAT TODDLER SNACKS
Hummus (on crackers, bread, or as a veggie dip)
Chickpeas (like these Soft-Baked Cinnamon Chickpeas)
Chopped cashews and walnuts (2 or 3 and up)
Cubed chicken Cubed turkey, Deli meat (sliced turkey, ham, or salami, cut up as needed)
Edamame, thawed and out of the pods
Frozen peas, thawed
Nut butter (on toast, on apple slices, as a dip for pretzels, etc)
HEALTHY SNACKS FOR KIDS: BARS
KIND Kids Granola Chewy Bar: With 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ granola bar and a chewy, but not too chewy, texture, these new granola bars are a great option for kids. They come in three flavors—Honey Oat, Chocolate Chip, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip—and are frankly totally delicious.
My Superfoods Maple Vanilla Granola Bars: These soft whole grain bars have a texture that’s perfect for 1 and 2 year olds (though older kids may like them a lot too!) and a flavor that’s really yummy. The size of this bar is also perfect for snack time, or as a bedtime snack.
Ella’s Kitchen Nibbly Fingers: While not new, these are my go-to bars for new toddlers and 1 year olds since they are soft and easy to chew, and small in size. Older toddlers may need two to fill their bellies!
Mini Larabars: Half the size of traditional Larabars, mini bars are a perfect toddler size. The flavors are soft—you may want to cut them into cubes for younger toddlers—and they have a nicely balanced mix of fruit and nuts for energy and protein. (You can of course also cut a regularly sized Larabar in half too!)
HEALTHY SNACKS FOR KIDS: CRACKERS & CRISPS
Bitsy’s Brainfood Smart Crackers: With whole grains and extras like chia seeds, these crackers—which come in fun triangle shapes—are wholesome, not too salty, and have a great flavor. We like the sweeter ones like the Sweet Maple Carrot as well as the more savory ones like Cheddar Chia Veggie. And the snack packs are a perfect size for toddlers.
Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps: Many pretzels and chips can be too crunchy and sharp for younger eaters, but these crispy pea snacks are easy to crunch as they sort of dissolve in a child’s mouth after the initial bite. They are also high in protein and fiber, making them a healthy option when a salty snack is in order.
Back to Nature Sweet Potato Cinnamon Crackers: These have less sodium than cheese crackers but are equally satisfying. (We also like their gluten-free options!)
HEALTHY SNACKS FOR KIDS: FRUIT SNACKS
That’s It: These all fruit bars are made with, yes, just fruit. They are soft and not too chewy, so they’re a good option for younger toddlers too. We like to pair them with milk (dairy or non-dairy) to make a balanced snack.
Freeze-Dried Fruit: There are all sorts of brands of dehydrated fruit on the market now (I love the options at Trader Joes since they are affordable), and since they dissolve easily in a child’s mouth, they are a good shelf-stable fruit option.
Dried fruit: Raisins are a go-to snack—many toddlers simply enjoy the novelty of them in those tiny boxes!—so I try to keep some on hand for on the go. Again we try to pair with a source of protein like dairy to keep energy levels stable.
Stretch Island Fruit Leather: In our house, fruit leather is a special snack and I’ve found that the Stretch Island variety is the least sticky. (Some of them are crazy sticky and messy!) I always bring some when we travel and pair it with a source of protein.
Applesauce: Applesauce pouches are always handy to have on hand when fresh fruit is hard to come by or might not travel well. I tread lightly with pouches before 2 since my kids always had a tendency to squirt them all over the place, but otherwise, these are a good option. Look for ones without added sugars to avoid unnecessary sweeteners.
When we go on a picnic a couple other must haves is a few toys and a couple books .