Five Fast Toddler Snacks

If you know me, you’ll know I am not into prepackaged snacks, especially processed. I hate the ingredient list, and I hate the price!

 

Here is 5 of Mac’s favourite snacks, but more than anything, they are FAST snacks for when your child screams

 

“I HUNGY!!”

 

Clockwise from left:

Fruit Leather:

This is homemade, simply dehydrate applesauce with the addition of cinnamon and vanilla. I made tons in the summer to have bounty in the winter. There is many options for storebought fruit leather, just be careful of additives or sneaky ways they add sugar, such as concentrated white grape juice.

 

Peanuts:

Or any nuts, Mac loves peanuts, cashews, almonds, as well as seeds such as sunflower or pumpkin. Yes they’re roasted and salted, which makes it a fun snack for him, and fast for me.

 

The Spoon:

Represents Peanut Butter, which we ran out of yesterday and it’s on my grocery list for tomorrow. Best power snack ever, is a spoonful of peanut or other nut butter. Mac adores it.

 

Frozen Peas:

I buy Stahlbush Farms frozen peas, which are so beautifully grown that they taste sweet and as if you’ve just plucked them from the garden.

 

Crackers:

Yes these are just plain old Stonewheat thins. Sometimes we have good rice crackers, but mostly, these are the crackers of my childhood and one of the few ‘processed’ things we have around.

 

 

Other not as quick ideas:

-Cheese cubes (Although Mac doesn’t like eating cheese)

-Popcorn lightly buttered, with REAL, LOCAL butter. Popcorn is a darn good high fibre snack for you.

-Fruit Smoothie (Yogurt/Milk, frozen/fresh fruit, good juice/water, in the blender)

-Warm Applesauce with Cinnamon (no sugar added PLEASE! Even make your own from some on sale apples?)

-Chips and Salsa (Good quality corn chips+Organic Salsa)

 

 

 

These are obviously his favourite snacks…

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3 thoughts on “Five Fast Toddler Snacks

    • Yes it is expensive! Some good stuff was just on sale for $8 for a box of 24 here and it was almost tempting to buy some, but there is still a bit of homemade fruit leather left, so waste not want not!

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