Healthy & Easy Make-Ahead Snack Ideas
Freezer and pantry stocked and ready to go…
I’ve officially entered into the “camp counselor” stage of toddlerhood. The one where I’m in charge of all the activities, gear, and SNACKS! Truth be told I’m *very* into this stage, the energy is high and the fun level is even higher. But man do you have to be on your A-game when it comes to snacks and, well, everything else! And with back-to-school happening right now, I’m sure snacks are top of mind.
Yesterday I was walking home from swim class with my neighbor and we were swapping toddler (and adult!) snack ideas and it made me think I needed to write these things down… that maybe you too were looking for snack ideas. Plus, I wanted to share a few favorite snack and lunch items that I’m always using because you know I’m a sucker for a cute container/box/cup! So keep scrolling below for all of those fun finds, too.
And, I might note, don’t forget about smoothies as a snack! I bring one (in these cups, the best) to swim lessons and Laurens happily drinks it on the walk home. The perfect snack, in my opinion! His smoothie is just a smaller version of what Ryan and I drink almost every morning, recipe here.
Healthy, Easy Snack Ideas
Quick & easy for moms and kids on-the-go…
I love protein bites, they save they day just about every day around here! These would be great for lunch boxes and they are easy to cut up for littles. I make giant batches at a time so we always have a little something in the freezer.
Most mornings I grab one to have with my coffee!
Chia Seed Pudding
MJ & Hungryman
We are big into chia seed pudding over here and again, I try and batch this once a week. But I love having these little snacks in the fridge that feel “fun” but are packed with protein! Plus, this is a total make-your-own-adventure snack since you really can add anything to it.
Banana Yogurt Bark
I haven’t made yogurt bark yet, but I keep seeing it everywhere! Honestly, it looks delicious and I can’t imagine it not being a total HIT in our house.
This one might be one of those yummy after school snacks for bigger kids, but I’d just break it up into bite-sized pieces for Laurens.
Avocado Banana Apple Muffins
My Fussy Eater
You know I’m a muffin gal and this one looks delicious! Love that they are packed with good fats and fiber. When I’m making muffins for Laurens I’ll usually make them in a mini-muffin tin, because everything smaller is cuter, right?! And then one muffin is the perfect little toddler snack.
A Few Favorites From The List
These velcro snack bags are so cute! These and these are two of Laurens’ favorite non-homemade snacks right now. This is his snack cup that he loves (attach to stroller with these), this is his lunch box (and love this one for the moms… on sale!) and these are perfect sized ice packs to add.