Snack Attack {25 Baby and Toddler Snacks}

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Babies and toddlers are just beginning their adventures with food. Starting them out with real, healthy food can help pave the way for a healthy relationship with food and long and healthful life. Yet this can be a challenge in today’s world where the demands of family and life often leave us little time. The benefits are great, though.

I have put together a list of healthy snacks perfect for solid food eating babies and toddlers. Please note the recommendations are always changing but currently there are few restrictions with what foods you can give your little one. That being said, babies do not need added sugar or salt in their diet-those should be kept at a minimum. If you do have known food allergies in the family be sure to discuss trying new foods with your doctor or allergist. Also, be sure not to give babies under age one raw honey – as there is a small risk that it can contain spores of the Clostridium Botulinum Bacterium which could cause infant botulism (baking with it is fine). Happy snacking!

1. YOGURT BERRY BITES

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2. PLAYDATE SNACK MIX

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3. LIGHT & EASY HOME FRIES

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 4. STOPLIGHT SNACKS

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5. APRIL FOOL’S CARROTS 

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6. MANGO APPLESAUCE

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7. HOMEMADE YOGURT CHEESE

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8. BÉBÉ BANANAS

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 9. HOMEMADE CHEESY CRACKERS

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10. SUNSHINE HUMMUS

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11. KIWI-NANA MASH

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12. BREAKFAST PITA PIZZA

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13. PUMPKIN GRANOLA BARS

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14. PUDDING POPS

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15. ROSEMARY PUMPKIN HUMMUS

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 16.  AVOCADO MILKSHAKES

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17. HOMEMADE VANILLA WAFFERS

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18. CHERRY BOAT BITES

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19. RUBY RASPBERRY PURÉE

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20. ROAST MAPLE CHICKPEAS

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21. FARMER’S MARKET BISCUITS 

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22. HEARTBEET HUMMUS

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23. PB & J BISCUITS

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24. SWEET & SALTY KALE CHIPS

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25. VANILLA BEAN APPLESAUCE

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Tara is mom to two energetic daughters Bianca and Iyla. Passionate about inspiring others to cook healthy, delicious and allergy-friendly food, she owns Yummy Sprout, which provides healthy culinary adventures through classes and more. Check out yummysprout.com. Tara has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal and on Channel 3 WISC-TV on topics including “making your own baby food”, “cooking with kids” and “packing healthy school lunches”. She adores living in Madison and all it has to offer family life. Her favorite ways to spend time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing, running, yoga, writing, painting, traveling and reading books with her girls.

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