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I need healthy snack ideas for my 2 year old...

Our apples & peanut butter are getting old. Quick and easy ones would be great also.

Thanks in advance!!! =)

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mommy_bink

Asked by mommy_bink at 7:52 PM on Mar. 9, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • ants on a log. - which is celery (make sure you chop them small log ways so it's less of a chocking hazard) with peanut butter and raisins.

    nuts are a good healthy snack

    fruit with cream cheese.

    Yogurt.

    Apple sauce.

    carrots dipped in a small amount of ranch or peanut butter.

    avocado with whole wheat crackers and maybe a little cheese.

    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 7:54 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Here's one of my favorites... take some fruit, such as cherries, strawberries and other berries, grapes, melons, etc. Chop them up (I throw it all in a food processor on pulse for just a second). Then I spoon it into one of those Popsicle forms and pour in just enough juice to bind it, then throw it in the freezer.

    Another favorite is to cut half a toasted whole wheat bagel into quarters and top it with hummus or fruit preserves, depending on whether they prefer sweet or not.
    mandaday

    Answer by mandaday at 7:57 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • My kids LOVE yogurt with cheerios.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 7:59 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Thanks ladies, you're getting me to think. I was in a rut for sure! haha...
    mommy_bink

    Answer by mommy_bink at 8:02 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Sliced apples with or w/o peanut butter, whole wheat crackers, cheese slices, fresh carrot slices, raisins, grapes cut in half, cantaloupe, orange slices (any fruit basically!), avacodo slices, sunflower seeds, cucumbers w/ a light dressing coating....those are pretty much our favorites. :)
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 8:08 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • Yogurt, wheat crackers and cheese, cottage cheese and fruit, quesadillas... as you can tell, my daughter loves dairy.
    lvpenguino

    Answer by lvpenguino at 8:16 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • crackers, cubes of cheese, cucumber slices, absolutely anything that can be dunked in a sauce or dip, yogurt, french toast (eggy bread.. my daughters fav) weetbix cereals in a little container.. at this age I would make up a little lunch box and mine could help themselves, as they usually graze, rather than eating a big meal. Cold slices of chicken or deli meat, cold pasta spirals, grapes, sultanas, tinned fruit salad in a bowl ( great for coordination)
    myheartx4

    Answer by myheartx4 at 12:16 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • Frozen foods are fun to play with, and will get eaten, like peas, blueberries and corn. Chunks of avocado and tofu are loaded with great nutrition, and are fun to squish between little fingers.
    I have never met a toddler who wouldn't eat hummus (lots of calcium, protein, good fats and iron), you can mix it with a mashed egg.
    Offer cut fruits with yogurt dip, fresh veggies with hummus or salad dressing, cooked whole wheat pasta and veggies with marinara or peanut sauce or cheese sauce.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:33 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

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