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How to Prepare Healthy On-the-Go Snacks for Your Toddler

Keep your toddler healthy with these on-the-go snacks.


  • Step 1: Make trail mix Make your own trail mix with raisins, granola, dried fruit, and whole-wheat pretzels.
  • Step 2: Fill with vegetables Fill a baggie with carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and tomato slices. Pack a side of hummus for dipping.
  • TIP: Cook the carrots to make them softer for your toddler.
  • Step 3: Make shapes with cheese Use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes out of low-fat cheese.
  • Step 4: Top celery Top celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins.
  • Step 5: Make mini sandwiches Make mini sandwiches with whole-grain bread, almond butter, and sliced bananas.
  • TIP: Almond butter is rich in protein and fiber.
  • Step 6: Pack variety Pack rice cakes, air-popped popcorn, and whole grain-grain crackers for a healthy choice.
  • FACT: It takes approximately 4½ pounds of grapes to make 1 pound of raisins.

You Will Need

  • Trail mix
  • Veggie slices
  • Hummus
  • Cookie cutters
  • Low-fat cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Whole-grain bread
  • Almond butter
  • Bananas
  • Rice cakes
  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Whole-grain crackers
  • Cooked carrots (optional)

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