Snacks for Toddlers

by Erin @ Food Doodles on October 2, 2020

These snacks for toddlers are easy to make, naturally sweetened and healthy. Many gluten-free, vegan and nut-free options are included.

First of all, if your kid doesn’t have any dietary restrictions, don’t let those options scare you off. There aren’t any unusual or specialty ingredients in these recipes. Most of the recipes are naturally gluten-free because they simply don’t use flour.

The same goes for the vegan options. Some of the recipes call for maple syrup instead of honey for a vegan option. There aren’t any funky ingredients in these toddler snack recipes!

Healthy Snacks for ToddlersIf I can make a healthier version of my favorite desserts and snacks, then what is the harm in that? Now that I am a mom of a toddler, it’s even more important that snacks are as healthy as they can be, but without losing any of the taste! 

So in this post, I’m rounding up my very best snacks for toddlers like I would round up all the toys in the living room before any guests arrive.


These snacks are quick and easy to make and even easier to eat. Even if you have the pickiest little eater, these toddler snacks are sure to please the little ones and the whole family.

Starting off at #1 is my Homemade Almond Honey Kind Bars. These almond bars are so easy to make on your own that you won’t ever go back to store-bought bars again! These bars are packed full of almonds, pepitas, and sesame seeds which makes them extra tasty, but you can substitute ingredients to make them your own. Naturally gluten-free.

The next hard to beat treat is the Granola Breakfast Tarts with Yogurt and Berries. These tarts are not only for breakfast, mind you, so feel free to eat them at any time of day. These bite-sized tarts are so enjoyable that your toddler will definitely want more. Be sure to save a couple for yourself! Naturally gluten-free + nut-free, vegan option.

This 5-minute, no-bake recipe that is sure to please everyone. I present to you my Bliss Balls Recipe! With just 6-ingredients in 5-minutes, everyone can have a taste of bliss! Naturally gluten-free, vegan, nut-free.

I know what you’re thinking, where’s the quick and easy, savory snacks that toddlers will love? Wait no further, these Mini Pizza Quinoa Bites are sure to fill the spot. They are fun to eat, but more importantly, my toddler loves to build his bites with his favorite toppings. Fun for everyone! Naturally gluten-free, nut-free with vegan option.

If you are looking for a snack to pack in a lunch box or snack bag, then these Nut-free Granola Bars are perfect! These granola bars are neither too soft nor too crunchy which makes them just right! Don’t forget to take two in your purse; one for your kid, and one for yourself. 😉 Naturally gluten-free, nut-free, vegan.

Easy-pleaser with this Healthy 2-ingredient Strawberry Applesauce! Can you guess the two ingredients? You did it! It’s so easy that I have little more to say, except, it’s a winning combination! Oh, but there is a secret… Naturally gluten-free, vegan, nut-free.

Need something super quick and easy? Try these Vegetarian Quesadillas. If you have tortillas, then you’ve got them made already! Use whatever vegetables and cheese you have in the fridge, and with a snap of the fingers, you’ll have a delicious (relatively) healthy savory snack. Yay! Gluten-free option.

Speaking of quesadillas, have you ever thought of Apple Nachos with Cinnamon Spiced Raw Vegan Salted Caramel? Well, now you have, and they are fabulously fun! You and your toddler will get a kick out of these healthy nachos! Naturally gluten-free, vegan, with nut-free option.

Toddlers and Graham Crackers go hand in hand! So having a toddler, I decided to make them a little healthier. These Whole Wheat Vegan Graham Crackers will win your little one’s heart, and you will love that! Whole wheat, vegan, nut-free.

Lastly, I give you the super easy, no-bake Banana Granola Bars! If quick and easy is what you need in your snack life, then these granola bars will be done in a snap! Toddlers love them, and these granola bars have so many healthy options, that you will love them, too! Naturally gluten-free with vegan and nut-free options.

So that’s it! I hope this roundup of healthy snacks for toddlers helps make your household a little happier and healthier. 🙂

Before you head off to the kitchen, let me know which snack you’ll make first! If you try any of them out, let us know in the comments how you liked them.

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1 kerri October 12, 2020 at 17:14

these are so great! i love being able to have snacks on hand when we have littles in the house!


2 Jamie October 12, 2020 at 06:38

These would make my nieces and nephew so happy! They’re always snacking on something and it’s great that there are healthy recipes here to choose from! Now where to start…


3 Jacqueline Debono October 11, 2020 at 17:59

I don’t have a toddler at home but am going to forward this to my brother, he has 2 young’uns and I know he and his girlfriend like to keep their diet very healthy. I also love the sound of those nut free granola bars. Want to give them a try for myself!


4 Jenny October 10, 2020 at 20:01

Well I don’t have any toddlers, does my husband count? Kidding of course but I will gladly make all these for ourselves. Great ideas, they all look delicious. Thanks for such a great collection.


5 Amy Liu Dong October 10, 2020 at 13:23

These are great, a delicious and a healthy snacks to make and I am pretty sure my kids will love it.


6 Shelley October 9, 2020 at 14:11

I love this post, Erin – so many wonderful ideas! I remember being a mom of twin toddlers, always scouting for delicious recipes they’d love … that were also healthy and would teach them how to enjoy nutritious foods even more. This was exactly what I was looking for back then – and honestly, these are foods to enjoy snacking on at any age, so it’s still a great find, even now! Thanks!!


7 Amy October 8, 2020 at 09:51

Snacks for toddlers??? Who cares! I want to make these for myself! LOL! Just kidding. They all look incredibly gorgeous. I’m a granola freak so loving that recipe. My daughter would love these recipes and we can make them together for her school lunches.


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