Toddler Snacks: On-the-Go

Toddler Snacks: On-the-Gotoddler snacks

Healthy Toddler Snacks to Prepare Ahead

In a toddlers everyday life snacks are an important contribution for their overall nutritional needs. Planning for toddler snacks is a normal part of a parents daily routine. It is vital that your toddler snacks are healthy and contributing to his or her over all nutritional needs.

Traveling involves planning. Planning for your toddler snacks is crucial for the success of you trip. Your travel experience may not always go according to schedule, but your toddlers hunger needs will always be on schedule! So plan for your toddler snacks before you travel.

A couple reminders for you planning.

  • Dry food will keep the best.
  • Airport security allows food items, but never more than 3 oz. of liquid.
  • Root and stem vegetables will keep without refrigeration.
  • Dried fruit is a good choice.
  • Powdered beverages that mix with water.
  • Seal all items in Ziploc bags.
  • Carry wipes with you.

Include your toddler in your travel planning by allowing then to help prepare their toddler snacks.Cooking is a great activity to do with your children. Toddlers love the hands on activity and the eating the food they created is very inviting for them. they will be excited to eat those snacks during your family travels!

 

Three toddler snacks for you to make with your child before traveling.

 

Yogurt Cereal Barstoddler snacks

  • 2 cups corn flakes
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flavored yogurt (banana, strawberry,etc)
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons flour

Preheat oven to 350*F

Combine cereal, 3/4 cup flour, sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
Cut in butter until coarse crumbs form.
Press 1/2 the mixture firmly into the bottom of a greased 8 inch square pan.
Mix yogurt, egg and 2 tablespoons flour together in another small bowl.
Spread this yogurt mixture over cereal mixture in pan and then sprinkle the remaining cereal mixture on top
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown; cut into bars when cooled.
Courtesy of Stonyfield Farms Yogurt

 

Energy Ballstoddler snacks

1/4 cup finely grated carrots

1 Tablespoon honey

1/4 cup rolled oats or Granola*

1/4 cup raisins

3 Tablespoons peanut butter

1/4 cup wheat germ

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Mix and roll into about a 1 inch balls. Easy way to get carrots in the tummy!
*Granola makes these Energy Balls more tasty and adds a nice crunch!

 

Toddler Trail Mix** toddler snacks

 

  • granola
  • peanuts
  • raisins
  • dried fruits
  • cereal rings (Cheerios, Oatie O’s, Gorilla Munch, etc.)
  • yogurt chips (chocolate chips, m&m’s)
  • roasted soy “nuts”

Mix the above ingredients in equal amount together in a larger bowl or seal-able bag. Start with 1 cup of each and then add or subtract as needed.
**  Mix only those food items that you find appropriate for your Toddler**toddler snacks

 

Traveling is easiest when hunger needs are met. Being prepared when hunger strikes is important when planning for toddler snacks.

Tell us what your favorite travel snacks are?  Please share your recipe or snack tip with us!

6 Comments

  1. Kate

    These recipes look awesome!
    I love the reminder to have the kiddo help prepare the snacks 🙂 My daughter loves helping and then looks even more forward to eating them!
    Cannot wait to try these recipes, thanks!

    Reply
    1. Janice Martin (Post author)

      Children of all ages love food! Toddlers love to be the helper whenever they can so it is important to give them an opportunity to do just that. Simple recipes like these are the perfect time to allow them to assist you.
      Enjoy the recipes!

      Reply
  2. Pratibha Shukla

    Hi Janice.

    Very useful article. Hope new mom and dad should read it get some information before they start their tour.
    I remember those days when Iused to travel with small kids.

    Thanks alot for detailed description.

    Cheers

    Reply
    1. Janice Martin (Post author)

      Thank you for your comments!
      A little planning will allow parents to provide healthy snacks to their toddlers when they need them.

      Reply
  3. Lynn

    Great ideas and recipes! It sounds as though you’ve had a great deal of experience with toddlers. I love your one day trip ideas and I’m definitely going to try a couple of the snack recipes!

    Reply
    1. Janice Martin (Post author)

      I taught Child development for over thirty years, ran a preschool and raised my own children. I have been advocating for children all of my adult life. There are ways to make life run smoothly when you have young children.

      I hope you will enjoy the snacks!

      Please share the site with those you know that would benefit from the resources!

      Reply

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