It is well known that toddlers keep moving around and are always busy playing to the extent they forget about their meals. So, they should be offered snacks between main meals to provide them with the energy and nutrients that could complement the main meals.
Mothers are confused with the kind of snacks her toddler should have and may opt for unhealthy food. Here, we are sharing 20 ideas for healthy snacks that suit your toddler:
1- A cup of yogurt covered with whole breakfast cereal and fresh or dried strawberries.
This meal is rich in vitamin, calcium, and fiber.
2- Pieces of cheese
Cheese is rich in protein and calcium that makes your baby feel full.
To encourage your baby to eat cheese, you can cut the cheddar cheese into slices with different forms and arrange them on wooden skewers with some pieces of vegetables and fruit.
3- Strawberry Crepes
It is a great idea to add fruit to your baby’s diet
Wrap the crepes stuffed in strawberry filling with some honey
4- Fruit Smoothie
These soft drinks are the best for babies as they are rich in vitamins.
You can prepare it by using vanilla-flavored yogurt with orange or banana juice or by adding any kind of fruit your baby prefers.
5- Baked goods with fruit and vegetables
Your baby may not tell whether you added fruit and vegetables to the muffins
You can prepare banana bread, spinach and zucchini muffins, carrot cake, and sweet potatoes muffins.
6- Grilled sweet potato chips
A great idea that babies like for it is crispy
Sweet potato is rich in vitamin A and B6 and folic acid.
Cut the sweet potatoes into slices and roast them in the oven
7- Peanut butter
Peanut butter is rich in protein
You can mix it with honey and spread it over a toast, rice cake, or waffle chips, as you can spread it over apple slices.
Eggs are a high-quality source of protein that makes your baby feel full
You can serve it boiled or dried and wrap it in tortilla bread or any type of bread.
Chickpeas are an excellent food for babies because it is rich in protein
You can dip it, spread it over sandwiches of tortilla bread.
10- The healthy mixture
Mix cut raw nuts, salty cookies, breakfast cereal, bananas and popcorns slices
Nuts are a good source for mineral, magnesium and zinc
You can add any kind of fruit your baby prefers
Raisins are rich in fibers, potassium and vitamins.
You can serve it to your baby as it is or add it on oats meal or dipping prepared for cucumbers, carrots, and vegetables slices.
You can also add it to muffins.
A delicious receipt with a whole in the middle, in which you add brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins and then bake in the oven
Or you can add small apple slices with vanilla-flavored yogurt
13- Whole grains waffle
A delicious meal. You can add fruit jam that it is rich in mineral and vitamin B and A
14- Oats and fruit cookies