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Simple Snack Ideas for Child Care

Keeping some simple snacks on hand is a great way to stay prepared.

Snack IdeasHere are some ideas for simple toddler snacks. What are your favorite snack ideas?
 
Yummy fruits and veggies. Always cut fresh fruit into small cubes or thin slices. Double-check that pieces are easy to bite. Always pay attention while kids are snacking to make sure they can swallow.
  • Apples, chopped or sliced
  • Apple sauce
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries)
  • Carrot sticks or shredded carrots
  • Clementines, mandarins, or oranges
  • Cucumbers
  • Edamame
  • Kiwi
  • Melon (honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon)
  • Pears
  • Peas
 
Crunchy snacks. These are some simple snacks that are shelf-stable to keep on hand when needed.
  • Cereals
  • Cheese crackers
  • Dried fruit
  • Popcorn (age 4 and older)
  • Pretzels
  • Rice crackers
  • Veggie puffs
  • Veggie straws
Dairy and meat. Always make sure you know about any allergies.
  • Cheese, sticks or slices
  • Deli meat, slices or rolls
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
 
What are your favorite snacks to serve?