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Does it seem that your little one is hungry all the time? Tiny tummies aren't big enough to store the amount of food needed for energy between meals. That's why most toddlers need morning and afternoon snacks. Keep them fueled with these ideas.

Source: "Selecting Snacks for Toddlers." HealthyChildren.org. December 14, 2016.

1. Whole Grain Snack Mix

Start with low-sugar, whole grain cereals and add some bite-size, whole wheat crackers. Serve mix in a plastic bowl or toddler snack cup with a lid—the smaller opening slows down snacking and reduces spills.

Sources:
"Selecting Snacks for Toddlers." HealthyChildren.org. December 14, 2016.
"25 Healthy Snacks for Kids." Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2014.

2. Waffle Sandwich

Spread multigrain toaster waffles with a little peanut butter or almond butter and mashed banana. Stack them to make a sandwich, then cut into bite-size pieces.

Sources:
"Sample Menu for a Two-Year-Old." HealthyChildren.org. December 21, 2015.
"25 Healthy Snacks for Kids." Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2014.
"Chill." Foodsafety.gov. 2017.

3. Avocado Delight

Mash avocado with a little lime juice or lemon juice and salt. Spread the avocado mixture between slices of whole wheat bread and cut into bite-size pieces.

Sources:
"Sample Menu for a Two-Year-Old." HealthyChildren.org. December 21, 2015.
"25 Healthy Snacks for Kids." Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2014.

4. Pancake Sticks

Next time pancakes are on the breakfast menu, make a double batch and freeze the extras in a plastic freezer bag. Cut thawed pancakes into strips with a pizza cutter. Serve plain, or with a side of applesauce for dipping.

Sources:
"Sample Menu for a Two-Year-Old." HealthyChildren.org. December 21, 2015.
"25 Healthy Snacks for Kids." Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2014.

5. Nut Butter Bites

Combine pitted dates, creamy nut butter, a drizzle of honey, and rolled oats in a food processor and blend until ingredients are processed and mixture holds together. Form into bars and cut into bite-size pieces.

Sources:
"Sample Menu for a Two-Year-Old." HealthyChildren.org. December 21, 2015.
"25 Healthy Snacks for Kids." Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2014.
RD recommendations; Reference document created by Publix registered dietitians based on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Publix Baby Club Health & Wellness Recommendations. Supplied on 5/19/16.

6. Smoothies

Make a smoothie with low-fat or fat-free milk, vanilla low-fat yogurt, banana, and ice. If you're looking to add more veggies to your toddler's diet, blend in a handful of washed baby spinach.

Sources:
"Sample Menu for a Two-Year-Old." HealthyChildren.org. December 21, 2015.
"25 Healthy Snacks for Kids." Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2014.
RD recommendations; Reference document created by Publix registered dietitians based on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Publix Baby Club Health & Wellness Recommendations. Supplied on 5/19/16.


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