Healthy Snacks for Toddlers

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As a parent, it is natural to want to provide your little one with only the healthiest snacks. However, it can be hard to get your little one to eat healthy, when all she really wants is chocolates and biscuits! The solution? Explore snacks that are both nutritious and healthy!

A few healthy snack options that your toddler might enjoy:

Traditional Favorites

Something as simple as an aloo or gaajar paratha, or a single idli with a side of non-spicy coconut chutney makes for a healthy snack.

Whole Grain Crackers

A whole grain cracker with a side of hummus (mashed, seasoned chickpeas) makes a great post-playtime snack, and is a healthy source of fiber, protein, and vitamin B.

Dahi and Fruit Cubes
Fruit and yogurt popsicles are a healthy alternative to ice cream. All you need to do is dice up your toddler’s favorite fruit, mix it with dahi (curd), pour the mixture into a popsicle mold, and freeze it. This is a great option for a summer afternoon snack or even as a healthy dessert.

Bread and Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is packed with iron, potassium, and vitamin E; all essential nutrients for your little one. Spread some peanut butter onto a piece of freshly toasted or baked bread as a mid-evening or play-school snack; it’s simple, filling, and nutritious.

 

Having healthy snacks does not mean that it has to be bland. Look at recipies that will make snack time healthy as well as interesting for your toddler. Just keep them coming in at regular intervals and fill up those tummies with the required dose of nutrition.

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