3 Quick and Easy Snack Recipes for Toddlers

We know that it can be hard to get your toddler to eat a healthy snack. It's important that they're both delicious and nutritious, but especially that they're easy for you to make. Whether you have a picky eater or a toddler that wants a different snack every day, our ...

3 Quick and Easy Snack Recipes for Toddlers

July 2021

We know that it can be hard to get your toddler to eat a healthy snack. It's important that they're both delicious and nutritious, but especially that they're easy for you to make. Whether you have a picky eater or a toddler that wants a different snack every day, our new toddler snack ideas are sure to satisfy every craving. Plan a weekend day to meal prep these snacks ahead of time and add them into your snack schedule!

frozen yogurt bites

Our first healthy snack is frozen yogurt bites! We're sure that yogurt is a staple in your household, but we're big fans of this fun twist on the classic toddler snack. These bite-sized snacks are a great way to get your toddler snacking and keep them occupied. They're sure to become a new favorite snack. 

Here's what you'll need:  

  • Plain Greek yogurt  
  • ¼ cup of fresh fruit puree of your choice  
  • 1 tbsp of honey  
  • Blender  
  • Large Ziploc Bags  
  • Parchment Paper  
  • Baking Tray  

Instructions:  

1. Line your baking tray with parchment paper and set it aside.  

2. Puree the fruit combination of your choice in a blender.  

3. Add pureed fruit, yogurt, and honey to a bowl. Whisk it to combine.  

4. Pour your mixture into a Ziploc bag. Use scissors to cut a tiny amount off of one of the bottom corners.  

5. Make tiny bite-sized dollops of yogurt on your baking tray. Make sure they don't touch.  

6. Place tray in the freezer for 1 hour.  

7. Enjoy!  

veggie chicken nuggets

It's rare to find a toddler that doesn't love chicken nuggets. Today we'll be replacing the toddler meal staple with veggie nuggets! This is a fun and healthy way to sneak more greens and vegetables into your little ones' diets. 

Here's what you'll need:  

  • 1 cup of shredded carrots  
  • 3 cups of broccoli florets  
  • 1 garlic clove  
  • 2 eggs  
  • 1 ¼ cup of seasoned breadcrumbs  
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder  
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper  
  • 1 tablespoon of canola oil  

Instructions:  

1. Shred your carrots so you have 1 full cup.  

2. Steam your broccoli in the microwave for two minutes.  

3. Place the carrots, broccoli, garlic, eggs, 1 cup of breadcrumbs, onion powder, and black pepper into the food processer. Pulse until well combined.  

4. Form the mixture into balls and then flatten slightly into round disks.  

5. Place ¼ cup of breadcrumbs into a shallow dish, then coat each nugget. 

6. Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high heat.  

7. Place nuggets into the skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side.  

8. Enjoy!  

spinach muffins

Our final recipe is another yummy way to get some more green into your toddlers' diet. They'll find the vibrant green color of these spinach muffins exciting and won't realize how many nutrients are packed into each bite. They also work as a great snack for you! These mini muffins are super easy to make, and they're also gluten-free. 

Here's what you'll need:  

  • 1 ripe banana  
  • ¼ cup of water  
  • ¼ cup of almond butter  
  • 1 egg  
  • ¼ cup of honey  
  • 2 cups of baby spinach  
  • 1 cup of rolled oats  
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda  
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon  
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract  
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt  

Instructions:  

1. Preheat your oven to 350*F and grease a mini muffin tin.  

2. Place the banana, water, almond butter, egg, honey, spinach, rolled oats, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt into a blender in that order.  

3. Blend until smooth.  

4. Pour the batter into the muffin tins.  

5. Bake for 15 minutes.  

6. Once you take the muffins out of the oven, allow them to cool for up to 30 minutes.  

7. Enjoy!  

 

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