Are you looking for activities to do with your toddler this summer? We’ve got you covered with our 15 Days of Intentional Summer Toddler Activities Series. Today we’re sharing toddler snack ideas!
Summertime is filled with snacks!
Who am I kidding?
Everyday of a toddlers life is filled with snacks.
However, during the summer months, I feel like I am constantly feeding my toddler because he is burning so.much.energy.
So even though eating is not not technically a summer activity, I submit that eating is a toddler activity year round. Therefore, I wanted some fun, frugal snacks for the summer and below is what I have planned.
9 Toddler Snack Ideas for the Summer
You can get fancy and serve them as fruit kabobs, or do like me and toss them in a small ramekin and say, “here!”
I’m nicer than that! 🙂
But don’t fruit kabobs just sound fun?
2. Frozen Fruit
We also keep frozen fruit on hand all the time.
My toddler L.O.V.E.S frozen fruit.
He eats frozen apples by the bag full! *shudder*
Other fruits he enjoys frozen: blueberries, grapes, pineapple, mango, and peaches.
3. Homemade Healthy Fruit Snacks from Thank Your Body
I love fruit snacks, but I don’t like the ones you buy at the store – high fructose corn syrup, fake mess and dies…
I’m THAT mom.
BUT now I can be the cool mom again when my kid pulls out fruit snacks at the park instead of his handful of celery. 😉
I can’t wait to try these!
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4. Homemade Granola Bars
We love granola bars. We enjoy Heavenly Homemakers Homemade Chewy Granola Bars in our home. Below are a few others I found that I want to try:
5. Homemade Yogurt Fruit Leather from Thank Your Body
Fruit roll ups were an often begged for “snack” when I was growing up.
I still have to exhibit self control when I walk by them in the store.
These homemade ones appear to be easy, peasy!
6. Homemade Applesauce from Intentional By Grace
What kid doesn’t love applesauce? We freeze lots of applesauce each year and pull it out as we need it.
7. Dried Fruit
I keep these in my purse for grocery shopping.
Sam enjoys raisins, mango, banana chips, and apple rings.
8. Roasted Chickpeas
The trouble with these is that I have to make them three and four cans at a time. My son will gobble an entire can in one sitting.
I stopped making them because I was exhausted.
But this summer I will pick them back up.
These Crispy Roasted Chickpeas from Steamy Kitchen look really easy and yummy.
If you missed the first post of this series, making simple, healthy, and yummy popsicles at home are perfect summer treats for your toddler.
See my first post here: 8 Popsicles to Make and Eat with Your Toddler This Summer
What snacks would you add to the list?
Want even more ideas to enjoy an intentional summer with your toddler?