5 Nutritious Toddler Snack Ideas
Being a fussy eater with tiny tummies, it is almost impossible for toddlers to eat a lot during mealtimes. Hence, they may not get the nourishment that their body needs. That’s where snacks come in. Healthy snacks are necessary to balance out an uneven diet and to keep them from getting hungry - just in case they get cranky!
Feed your toddlers these healthy and wholesome options that will keep them healthy and happy!
1. A Small Glass of Smoothie A Day Keeps The Constipation Away
Not only we enjoy a good glass a smoothie every now and then, toddlers too! You can easily make these sweet treats using fresh fruits and non-fat yogurt. Make sure there is no added sugar! This is a great way to sneak fruits, fibre, protein and calcium into your tot’s diet.
2. Snack Time is More Fun With Nestlé Gerber® Graduates® Cinnamon Graham Animal Crackers
The Nestlé Gerber® Graduates® Cinnamon Graham Animal Crackers comes in delightful animal shaped designs to put a smile on your child’s face. Made with 29% of whole grains per 100g, fortified with Vitamin E, Zinc and Iron, and flavoured with a dash of cinnamon, these animal crackers are the ideal choice for a wholesome snack! Nestlé Gerber® Graduates® Cinnamon Graham Animal Crackers are recommended for children from 12 months old, or children who are accustomed to chewing solid foods. On top of that, the cute looking crackers do not contain any artificial flavours, colours or artificial sweeteners! Get yours here!
3. Learn How To Appreciate The Benefits of Vegetables
We know that most parents have a hard time getting their kids to eat their veggies. Instead of getting your kids to snack on fresh vegetables like lettuce or celery. Start off with root vegetables like sweet potato, red beet, yam and potato. And the easiest way to get your kids to eat them is to slice thinly and baked them, just like chips! Avoid adding any seasoning.
4. Build Those Tiny Muscles With Eggs
It is important to ensure that your tot is taking in high quality protein which is essential to build his muscle tissue. And eggs are common source of high quality protein. Whipped up a dish scrambled eggs with bits of vegetables like carrots or tomatoes and cheese and this makes a wholesome breakfast for your toddler.
5. Cut Down Sugary Treats and Have Raisins Instead
An excellent alternative for candies and chocolates - raisins or dried cranberry and blueberries. These snacks are rich in vitamins, fibre, iron and potassium. Raisins are known to treat constipation and anaemia.
Last but not least, expose your toddler to a wide variety of food!
- Felicia (@ForteFelicity)
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