Between 12 and 15 months of age, a child is ready to eat two snacks per day in addition to three meals. Which is a lot of food to plan and prepare! Note: This guide is a list of unprocessed snack ideas and does not include recipes.
This guide provides a list of nutritious snack ideas for toddlers. Intended to help you break free from leaning on puffs, pouches, and processed food as go-to snacks, the guide is organized into two lists:
- Snack ideas for when you have no time and don’t want a mess
- Snack ideas for when you have some time and can get messy
The guide also includes a list of snack items that should be avoided when you and your baby are “on the go” due to increased choking risk as well as information on when your child can have smoothies and dried fruit.
A useful list of ideas for parents and caregivers who want to avoid raising toddlers hooked on crackers and processed snack foods.