The age-old saying that snacks will spoil your appetite is thrown around all to often and in this day and age with fast foods and microwave meals we all need to be careful what we eat but even more so what our children eats. They are growing fast and need lots of good nutritional foods that help maintain and grow their bodies and minds.
Apart from not being able to sit still at the dinner table toddler have another disadvantage when it comes to eating the standard 3 meals a day and that is they have small tummies. This means they can’t get all the nutritional requirements they need to grow. With this in mind your toddler will need to fill in this gap with something and its going to be up to you to fill it. Chocolate and sweets are a way, a sure thing to a super bouncy high then a grumpy crash. They also don’t fill the nutritional value, so what is the alternative? Healthy snacks
Healthy snacks are a great way to fill your toddler up and give them all the good nutritional thing they need to grow and be healthy. However there is a down side people see the healthy way as a longer way and there are only 24 hours in a day and you have a job for every minute so how can you fit in a healthy snack.
Well I have an easy way for you. I have listed below 10 easy snacks for toddlers that they will love because at this age there is no point in making it unless they like it.
1) Whole-grain tortilla chips topped with veggies, salsa, and shredded cheese, alongside guacamole for dipping
2) Apple slices with string cheese or peanut butter (if your pediatrician says it’s okay to introduce peanuts to your toddler now)
3) Frozen no-sugar-added fruit bars with a glass of milk
4) Berries topped with a smidgen of low-fat frozen yogurt
5) Crinkle-cut carrot “chips” with humus
6) Whole-wheat pita-bread triangles or baked wheat crackers with melted reduced-fat cheese for dipping
7) Dip a banana in yogurt, roll it in crushed cereal, and freeze it for a tasty frozen snack
8) Whole-wheat tortilla chips with bean dip
9) Low-fat yogurt topped with granola and fresh or dried fruit
10) Cottage cheese with cut-up peaches, nectarines, pineapple, or bananas
So next time your toddler is wanting something to eat give one of these options a try, and you maybe be surprise that they actually like it and want more.