I am a first-time mom and I am looking for some healthy and easy-to-prepare snack options for my 18-month-old toddler. Being a working mom, I often struggle with finding the right snacks that are both nutritious and don't take too much time to prepare. My little one loves to munch on something every few hours, so I want to make sure that whatever I give her is good for her health.
I have tried giving her some store-bought snacks, but most of them are loaded with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. I am looking for some homemade snack ideas that I can quickly prepare in the morning or even the night before. Any suggestions for healthy and easy-to-prepare snacks that my toddler will love?
Thanks in advance!
I am a stay-at-home mom of a toddler, and I have found that preparing healthy and easy-to-prepare snacks can be a fun activity to do with your child. One snack that my toddler loves to help me make is homemade yogurt bites. For this snack, I mix together some Greek yogurt, honey, and fresh fruit and then freeze them in small bite-sized portions. This snack is a great way to get some protein and calcium into my child's diet, and it's a great activity to do together.
Another snack that my child loves is a whole-grain pita with hummus. I toast the pita and then spread some hummus on top. This is a great source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.
Lastly, I love to make veggie muffins for my child. For this snack, I mix together some grated carrots, zucchini, eggs, flour, and baking powder, and then bake them in a muffin tin. These muffins are a great way to get some veggies into your child's diet, and the muffin shape is fun for them to eat.
I hope these snack ideas help, and remember that involving your child in the preparation of their snacks is a great way to get them excited about healthy eating.