It’s totally normal for kids to get hungry in between meals. These 10 healthy snacks will help keep your toddler engaged and also sneak some extra nutrients into your child’s diet. It’s a win-win right?
These snacks are appropriate for babies from the 6 months but please pay close attention to them to prevent choking hazards.
Yogurt is a good source of calcium and protein for kids. Some yogurts also contain certain bacterias that aid digestion. Opt for plain (unsweetened), full-fat yogurt. Make sure you buy yogurt from the fridge and not off the shelve.
2. Fried Plantain (Dodo):
Simply cut plantain into cubes. Small enough for your baby to finger pick and self-feed.
3. Boiled Carrots:
Clean up and scrap the back of the carrots. Then cut into long pieces and boil. Serve as snacks in between meals.
4. Sliced Pears:
Pears are not only sweet, but they are also very high in fiber which is good for your toddler. Simply cut pears into slices and coat with cheese, peanut butter or cheese.
5. A piece of fruit
Fruits are convenient, readily available and healthy for kids. Bananas, apples, pears, grapes, peaches, and plums are examples of fruits that can be used for grab-and-go snacks.
6. Hardboiled Eggs: Eggs are highly nutritious and healthy for your champ. Boil egg till its hardboiled (yolk). Cute into bits and give your baby.
Raisins are dried grapes. They contain nearly all of the nutrients that are found in fresh grapes but in a smaller package.
8. Akara (Bean Cake)
Make small Akara balls for your baby to pick up and eat in between meals.
9. Macaroni and cheese
Boil macaroni until tender and spread a bit of cheese on it for your baby to feed on the go.
10. Deboned Chicken
Yep! Shredded deboned chicken is also an idle snack for babies.