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What are some good snacks to give a three year old?

I would like some new ideas for healthy snacks that I can take with us when we go out. He will not eat vegetables when we go out. I currently give him fruit or yogurt or crackers with cheese. What are some other suggestions?

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Asked by Janette526 at 4:03 PM on Mar. 10, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Will he eat raisins? My daughter loves to have her own little box.


    Answer by hannahwill at 4:09 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • I put snacks in a ziploc type bag for them when we go out.

    Pretzels, gold fish crackers, graham crackers, cheese crackers, raisins, Scooby-Snacks (graham cracker treats..they're actually good! lol), Nilla Wafers.......I basically try to keep it bite sized.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 4:19 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • Carrot sticks and whatever dip sauce they like, cheese sticks, my daughters loves edamame.

    Answer by anestheticsex at 6:52 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • we still eat cheerios, the multi grain ones are pretty good.
    also mini wheats, the snack size bagels, or any low sugar, high fiber cereal.

    Answer by MLS-C at 8:27 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • I make my own trail mixes with dried fruit, nuts, pretzels and cereal - sometimes all together and sometimes just one or two. I put them either in baggies or my old containers that I had for pumping breastmilk (they're stackable, the lids stay on and they're the perfect snack size). Also, we like to have different dried fruits like dried mango, apricots, peaches, apples - we eat a lot of dried fruit in the winter - makes less mess than fruit cups, and no added sugar. :) I'll throw some cheese sticks in his bag, top off with water, and we're good to run around all day at the park. Maybe a peanut butter sandwich if we're going to be out for a longer time.

    Answer by JPsMommy605 at 10:27 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

  • String cheese, pretzels, raisins, pb&j , applesauce, yogurt

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 10:30 AM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • Here's a great thing to do that will be fun for your three year old as well as healthy! I like to make granola bars with my grandson, he enjoys the activity and loves to eat his own creations! I use Quaker Oats, cranberries, raisins, chopped dried fruit. It takes only a little time and it's lots of fun for everyone.... if you have a little extra time to do this ( I know, I know... but it really sparks an interest in eating healthy to the little ones. ENJOY!

    Answer by grandmalinda707 at 11:58 AM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • (you can put things in a small lunch sack, with a icepack) mini sub sandwhiches, pepperoni, cheese cubes, pnb n crackers, chex mix, cheezits, applesauce, pudding

    the sky is the limit :) especially if you just take like a lunch pail and keep things cool, bc sometimes we are out during lunch and dinner hours and i just basically feed them their meal from the pouch and brush their teeth later) We travel from OK to TX and back alot

    Answer by camtri3 at 2:18 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • I have a super picky kid, so even snacks can be hard. but she loves these donuts from the cookbook "deceptively delicious" which have wheat flour and pumpkin.....super healthy! I just stick them in a baggie with some apple slices and theres fruit, protein, and whole grain all in one snack!

    Answer by haileys-mama at 11:31 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

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