Do you have a picky eater at home? If you are running out of ideas on what to give your toddler, here are some healthy snack ideas which shouldn’t take you more than 15 minutes in the kitchen. So, whenever you feel like you are stuck in a rut by serving the same things to your toddler, you can add these healthy snacks to your baby’s diet.
1. Chopped Up Fruits And Veggies
Nothing fancy here, chop fruits finely and serve it to them. And make sure the vegetables are well cooked and finely diced.
2. Blueberry Banana Muffin
These soft muffins have flavors of two delicious fruits.
- 2 medium bananas mashed
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 100g oil
- 160g standard flour
- 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
- 30 blueberries
Beat all the wet ingredients together until smooth. Blend it with the bananas. Add the flour and baking powder. Pour it into an oiled tin. Pop the muffins with two blueberries. Bake at 180 degrees Celcius for 20 minutes. Cool and serve.
3. Soft Baked Granola Bars
They have a soft texture making it perfect for babies to chew. You just need a few ingredients:
- Rolled oats
- Shredded unsweetened coconut
- Chia seeds
- Honey and nut butter.
Blend everything in a food processor and add water. Check if it’s sticky and holding together. Pour into a baking sheet, press flat and cut it into pieces. Bake, let it cool, eat.
4. Banana Cookies
- Blend in 3 ripe bananas and 200 grams of oats.
- Spoon the mix onto a baking tray and flatten it out a bit.
- Set the temperature to 180 degrees Celcius for 30 minutes.
Take the tray out and let it cool before serving.
5. Banana-Choco Smoothie
Your little one cannot resist this chocolatey heaven. You are going to need:
- 2 ripe bananas, frozen and sliced
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend everything until smooth and drink away!
6. Peanut Butter And Raisin On Celery
Cut celery into thin pieces. Pipe the peanut butter into the curved parts and garnish with some raisins on top.
7. Mango Dahi
Blend in a few handfuls of frozen mango pieces with 2 cups of full-fat curd until smooth. Store it in the fridge for a few hours. Slurp, slurp!
8. Banana-Choco Pops
Cut the banana into small cubes. Insert a toothpick into each piece and coat the top half with melted chocolate. You can use dark chocolate to cut down on sugar. Freeze for 20 minutes and serve!
9. Apple Chips
You are going to need:
- 2 apples, peeled and finely sliced
- 1-1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 110 degrees Celcius, place the apples on a baking tray, sprinkle the mixture of sugar and ground cinnamon on top. Let it bake for an hour. Take it out, cool, and eat!
10. Ham And Pineapple Pizza Muffins
It’s a lifesaver for busy moms. You just need a few ingredients:
- 3 English muffins- split
- 4 slices ham
- 6 tbs pizza sauce
- 1 tin crushed pineapple
- 3 cups pizza cheese
Toast the muffins in a toaster and spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce on each muffin. Scatter pineapple and ham over the top. Top with pizza cheese. Keep it under the grill until the cheese is melted. Voila, serve.
11. Delicious Chicken With Vegetables
You are going to need a couple of ingredients for this dish:
- 200-gram chicken breast
- 1 potato (diced)
- 1 cup pumpkin (diced)
- 1 cup sweet potato (diced)
- 10 green beans (trimmed and chopped)
- 1 cup creamed corn
You can steam all the vegetables using your preferred technique. Then either poach or bake the chicken. You can blend, fork mash or leave it chunky depending on your baby’s age.
12. Tiny Bites Avocado Toast
- 1 slice whole grain bread
- 1/3 medium ripe Hass avocado
- 1/2 lemon
- Pinch of salt
Start off by toasting the bread. Lay the avocado flesh on the toast. Smash it onto the bread using tines of a fork. Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice and a pinch of salt. You can then cut it into small bites.
13. Avocado Blueberry Smoothie
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 cup oatmeal
- 1/4 cup whole milk yogurt
- 1 teaspoon flaxseed
- 1/4 cup water
- 2-3 ice cubes
Blend in all the ingredients until smooth. You can serve immediately or refrigerate up to 48 hours.
It’s a really healthy recipe for your toddler and easy to make.
- 1 can of chickpeas (or home cooked ones)
- Olive oil as needed
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Water to get the consistency right
- Salt if you prefer
Blend all the ingredients and whizz. You can also try hummus and grated carrot sandwiches. They are yum!
That’s all we have for you now! Do try the recipes and let us know which one your toddler likes the most.