One of the most shocking parts of becoming a parent is realizing just how often your kiddo needs to be fed. We all know healthy mealtime can pose a battle. But snacktime? That’s a whole new beast. It can be so tempting to reach for whatever’s closest but oftentimes, that’s a pre-packaged snack loaded with preservatives, fillers and artificial sugars. So, if you’re not interested in opting for shelf-stable options or spending all extra hours of your day in the kitchen, we’ve come up with a few low-lift, healthy toddler snacks that you can feed your little one.
Banana Oat Pancakes
Turns out pancakes are more versatile than you may have expected. Not to mention, they’re an easy way to win over your kiddo. Of course, there’s always a time and place for classic, doughy pancakes but we like to opt for a healthier twist. All you need is banana, oats, eggs, baking powder and salt and BOOM you have the perfect toddler snack. You can even throw the ingredients in a blender with some spinach if you want to sneak some extra greens in.
Cookies + Cream Smoothie
Little Spoon’s fresh, organic twist on this decadent kid-favorite is the perfect snack for on-the-go. Creamy oat milk is paired with pear, chickpeas, dates, quinoa, coco + vanilla bean to make for a Cookies + Cream concoction your little will love.
Sweet Potato + Nut Butter
We know this might sound crazy…But hey, don’t knock it till you try it. Not only are roasted sweet potatoes sweet, soft and easy to eat, they’re also chock full of fiber and antioxidants. Paired with nut butter for an extra punch of protein, this snack will keep any hungry kiddo satisfied until their next mealtime.
Smoothies are an easy way to add nutrient-dense veggies into your little’s diet. Little Spoon’s Green Dream smoothie with chia combines apple, banana and kiwi with green peas and kale and is perfect for snacktime on the move.
Hard-boiled eggs are one of our go-to toddler snacks to have on hand. Not only are they easy to make and keep stocked, they’re also high in protein and easy to eat for early eaters and toddlers alike.
Cottage Cheese with Fruit
Packed with essential B vitamins and high in protein, cottage cheese is a great snack to have on hand for your fam. Top it off with strawberries, blueberries or even oranges, cottage cheese makes for an equally delicious and nutritious combo of salty and sweet.
You don’t need to hit up your local overpriced smoothie spot to introduce your little one to this Brazilian superfood. Little Spoon’s Purple Carrot Acai Bowl Smoothie is full of antioxidant-rich, organic acai and blueberries and blended with fiber-packed chia.