Rafferty's Garden Toddler Snacks

8 Delicious Snacks For Toddlers That You Can Make At Home

Posted in 12+ Months, 12+ Months Nutrition, Finger Food, Toddler Snacks

By Zoe Bingley-Pullin

Making sure your toddler eats a nutritionally sound diet is a major focus for parents. However making sure toddlers have fun with food and develop a desire for healthy food goes hand in hand with this focus and is equally important. A bit of fun and creativity in the kitchen will help your toddler grow up with a love for nutritious and delicious food!

 

Do you sometimes feel like you spend hours slaving away in the kitchen to only have food flung back in your face? Yet your toddler constantly reaches for nutrient-devoid snacks? You’re not alone and rest assured there is reason behind this madness!

 

Toddlers naturally have a preference for energy dense food as these foods deliver most calories per gram and therefore are associated with feelings of fullness. However, this doesn’t give the green light to give into your toddlers call for energy dense chips, chocolate or cake. Try using this preference for energy dense foods to your toddler’s benefit. Thankfully, nature has you covered - avocado, bananas, sweet potato, yoghurt, egg, cottage cheese –are not only energy dense but also nutrient plentiful– Yum!

 

Base snacks around these foods and your toddler should have a natural affinity to them. Here are some fun snacks for toddlers which incorporate nutrient and energy dense foods certain to ensure no boomerang action in the kitchen and guarantee your food does not come back to bite!

8 Delicious Snacks for Toddlers

 

• Banana slices dipped in yoghurt and frozen until yoghurt sets.

Rafferty's Garden Toddler Snacking Ideas

• Mini pikelets made from mashed banana and buckwheat flour, set up a range of toppings on the table like fruit and yoghurt and let kids “decorate” their pikelets - try using Rafferty’s Garden fruit products – like Pear & Superberries Smooth pouch - mixed with yoghurt as a healthy and delicious topping!

Rafferty's Garden Toddler Snacks

• Dip platter – vibrant beetroot dip, sweet potato hummus and avocado dip with a variety of colourful vegetables sticks.

Rafferty's Garden Snacks for Toddlers

• Ice blocks blending fruit with yoghurt or coconut milk – try using Rafferty’s Garden fruit products with yoghurt and freeze until set. They make terrific snacks for toddlers (and mums!).

Snacks for Toddlers by Rafferty's Garden

• Cottage cheese dip mixing ½ cup cottage cheese, 1 tsp honey, 2 tsp sultanas and ½ tsp cinnamon –serve with sliced green apple.

Delicious Snacks for Toddlers

• Devilled eggs – mash egg yolk with avocado and place back in egg white – an oldie but a goodie!

Ideas for Toddler Snacks

• Roasted sweet potato chips dipped in guacamole.

Snacks for Toddlers

• Sourdough toast or spelt flat bread with a variety of toppings: tahini (if no sesame allergy exists) with banana/strawberry, avocado, ham, cottage cheese & tomato Read Zoe’s tips for turning your baby into a healthy little foodie here!

Avocado snack for toddlers

Looking for more yummy inspiration for snacks for toddlers? Check out these wholesome recipes.

About the Author

About the Author: Rafferty’s Garden is a brand brought to life by our love of good food and by our belief in ensuring Australian babies get an amazing start to their food journey. .

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