Finding healthy store-bought snacks for toddlers can be quite an adventure! It’s like searching for a needle in a haystack, with all those sugary and not-so-nutritious options at the grocery stores. It can be a real head-scratcher, not knowing what to grab or what won’t break the piggy bank. Fear not, though, because there are actually plenty of nutritious store-bought snacks that your little one will gobble up with glee!
Now, I must admit, I do enjoy making homemade snacks myself. Not only are they budget-friendly, but I can also keep an eye on every single ingredient that goes into the mix. But let’s be honest, who has the time to create snack masterpieces for those always-hungry toddlers? I certainly don’t! That’s why having a stash of ready-to-go snacks is an absolute lifesaver. Trust me, it’s a one-way ticket to snack heaven!
When it comes to choosing healthy prepackaged snacks for your little ones, there are several factors to consider. Here, we will explore the key aspects that should guide your decision-making process. By keeping these points in mind, you can ensure that the snacks you select offer the right balance of nutrition and quality ingredients for your child’s well-being.
In this list, I want to share with you some healthy store-bought snack ideas your toddler will love. I bought most of these items from Costco but you can also find them in other stores as well. I like Costco because you can buy them in bulk and they last a while.
This is not an exhaustive list. These are just some of the snacks that I have bought lately that I think would be great to add to your next grocery store run!
Thats It Bars: My kids absolutely adore these bars packed with real fruit, they are the perfect wholesome and fruity treat that they can’t resist!
Natures Bakery Fig Bar: Another favorite in our home. Love the blueberry and strawberry flavors!
Almond Flour Crackers: This was a new purchase on our weekly grocery shopping so I wasn’t sure if they’d like it, but they really do! I also love them. They only have a few ingredients in them: cassava flour, sea salt, organic onion, organic garlic, rosemary extract, tapioca starch, and nut & seed flour blend. These are good by themselves or you can serve them with some grapes and cheese.
Dried Fruit: When buying dried fruits, look for items that only have one ingredient and no added sugars. I love to get cranberries, raisins, dates, and dried mangoes.
Mama Chia: Mama Chia offers delicious and nutritious chia-based products that kids will love, providing a fun way to incorporate healthy ingredients into their daily routine.
Gogo Squeeze Pouches: My kids love these applesauce pouches. They come in different flavor combinations and my kids love all of them. I bought a big pack from Costco but you can also find it at different stores.
Black Forest Gummy Worms and gummy bears: These delicious gummy bears are bursting with fruity flavors and have a soft, chewy texture that makes them irresistible. Made with real fruit juice and carefully crafted to perfection, each bite is a flavorful treat.
Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks: These adorable bunny-shaped fruit snacks are not only delicious but also made with real fruit juice, which makes them a healthier option compared to other sugary treats.
Hummus: My kids are not the biggest fan of hummus but if you have one that is, then these are perfect.
Aussie Bites: These Aussie bites are a great snack option. They are made of rolled oats, dried apricots, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, honey, coconut, quinoa, and chia seeds. They don’t have any trans fats and include 2% fiber. The only downsides to these are that they have 4 grams of added sugars and 2 grams of saturated fats. However, the ingredient list doesn’t have any ingredients that are unrecognizable so that’s a plus.
Made Good Cookies: These cookies are free from common allergens and are great for kids. They are made with simple ingredients including vegetable extracts.
Boulder Canyon Potato Chips: These chips are delicious with little salt so they are perfect for kids.
Pirates booty aged white cheddar puffs: This is one of my favorite popcorn chips. They are made with aged white cheddar and are baked, not fried which makes them a healthier alternative to other chips. They are also gluten-free with no artificial colors, flavors, or ingredients. Grab a 12-pack bag that has 1/2 oz bags which are great for toddlers.
Bare Baked Chips: These are a great alternative to regular chips because they are baked and made from fruit. They have no added sugar and are fat-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO.
Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Pouches and tubes: Decided to grab these this time around because I wanted to add another diary source the kids would love. They come in different flavors. The ones I bought are from Costco and they have strawberries and mixed berries.
Tillamonk Medium Cheddar Cheese Snacks: I love these for myself too. They have a good amount of calcium and protein making them a healthy option. No added sugars but they do have some saturated fats. I love that they are packed in convenient snack portions, which makes it easier to add them to snack/lunch boxes.
String Cheese: The Galbani string cheese has about 7 grams of protein, no added sugars, no artificial colors or flavors, and is great for snacking. Target has some cute mini-string cheese that are perfect for kids’ snack boxes.
Apr 8, 2022
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