I'm looking for healthy, yummy, portable snacks for a toddler.
March 4, 2013 9:31 AM Subscribe
My two year old likes to snack and enjoys trying new foods. What are some healthy, nutritious snacks that I can keep in my bag for when she needs something to eat? I'm looking for stuff that I can make myself or buy off the shelf. Ideally, I would like things that don't cost too much money, but I'm willing to try anything.
posted by Alison to food & drink (24 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
I typically keep a box filled with five or six snacks in my backpack so that I am always prepared. She'll usually eat two or three snacks during an outing, so we rotate frequently. However, we are not on the go every single day, so I need things that can survive in a box for a few days without refrigeration.
She likes to try new things but does not like snacks that are messy or stick to her hands.
In the box right now:
- Freeze-dried apples
- Crackers of several varieties
- Tomato chips from the dehydrator
- Roasted Seaweed
I'm going to walk across the street and buy dried anchovies during lunch time (as suggested by an article I googled), so don't hold back if you have a less than usual suggestion. In fact, I'm really hoping that AskMeFi will yield lots of tasty suggestions that I never would have imagined.
Obviously, "healthy" is a subjective word. I'm of the "eat lots of different kinds of things and everything will work itself out" school of eating, so every suggestion does not have to be a perfect example of low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar, low-carb, low-whatever snacking.