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!