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Favorite Finger Foods for Toddlers

We believe that healthy snacking is important for kids.  Kids have small stomachs and aren’t able to consume as much food as an adult at one sitting.  We also believe that kids shouldn’t be constantly grazing either.  If they are just grabbing a handful of something every time they run through the kitchen, this doesn’t allow them to actually get hungry, making it less likely that they will want to eat the nutritious food you prepare for them at meals.  Planned snacks help to provide the nutrients kids need, while also helping to tide them over in between a meal.

Sometimes the hardest part about providing a planned snack is figuring out what to make!  We have compiled some of our favorite finger food snacks that are not only nutritious, but simple to make.


 

1-Bite Size Snack Sticks

This is a fun snack to serve your toddlers because it gives them a lot of variety and is easy to eat!  Their little teeth can bite through a small apple stick much easier than a large apple slice!

Favorite Finger Foods for Toddlers. If you have a toddler, you'll want this list of healthy finger food!

 

2-Cauliflower Popcorn

This is a great way to serve cauliflower to kids.  It tastes delicious and who doesn’t love popcorn??  Serving fruits and vegetables in a new, fun way is the best approach to get your kids to try new foods.

Favorite Finger Foods for Toddlers. If you have a toddler, you'll want this list of healthy finger food!

 

3-Cucumber Cups

These are fun because the options are endless!  Let your kids choose what they like best to fill up their cucumber cups.

Favorite Finger Foods for Toddlers. If you have a toddler, you'll want this list of healthy finger food!

4-Fancy Banana Bites

These fun snacks will satisfy your sweet tooth, and are really filling.  Simple to make, yet a little bit fancy for a fun occasion!

Favorite Finger Foods for Toddlers. If you have a toddler, you'll want this list of healthy finger food!

 

5-Frozen Yogurt Grapes

These taste super yummy on a hot day when you need something refreshing.  Your kids will love helping make these and eating them!

Favorite Finger Foods for Toddlers. If you have a toddler, you'll want this list of healthy finger food!

 

6-Hard Boiled Egg Boats

This high protein snack is perfect for those times when you need a snack to tide your kids over for a while until the next meal.  They can be made ahead of time, and then served when you need them!

Favorite Finger Foods for Toddlers. If you have a toddler, you'll want this list of healthy finger food!

 

7-Inside Out Cucumber Sandwiches

Perfect for a tea party snack, or for those kids who are gluten free!  Cucumbers are crisp, delicious and sandwiched between other yummy ingredients are irresistible!

Favorite Finger Foods for Toddlers. If you have a toddler, you'll want this list of healthy finger food!


8-Homemade Gold Fish Crackers

We recently started making these after my kids kept begging me to buy them at the store.  They are perfect for toddlers as they practically melt in their mouth!

Favorite Finger Foods for Toddlers. If you have a toddler, you'll want this list of healthy finger food!

 

9-Fruit Sushi

Bust out your chopsticks and make these nutrient packed ‘sushi’ rollups with your kids for a fun snacking experience.

Favorite Finger Foods for Toddlers. If you have a toddler, you'll want this list of healthy finger food!

 


 

10-Homemade Wheat Thins

This is a fun finger food, or at least you can make it fun by cutting your crackers into a variety of shapes!

Favorite Finger Foods for Toddlers. If you have a toddler, you'll want this list of healthy finger food! Favorite Finger Foods for Toddlers. If you have a toddler, you'll want this list of healthy finger food!


3 Comments

Children especially at their toddler stage are very hard to feed, because they have time in playing than in food. So to be able to make them be excited in meal time, preparing colorful and attractive food will make them interested. Thus, bite size cheese or fruits food that are healthy.new health products

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alma sanchez

I love every meal and snacks that are shown here they are wonderful and my kids can’t get enogh of

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Love these ideas- they make food so fun for toddler! Particularly great when toddlers can get engaged in the preparations. The American Academy of Pediatricians raised the age of whole grapes (& other choking hazards like hot dogs) to 5 so that one would be better on a list for older children. It does sound delicious!

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