If you’re looking for healthy preschool snack ideas for your preschooler, read on. We’ve got them from A-Z!
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Whether you’re just looking to get away from packaged, processed food, or simply want some new preschool snack ideas to liven up your routine, we’ve got a great list for you! And I’ve listed them alphabetically if you’re on the lookout for letter of the week snacks.
Thankfully, we don’t have any food allergies at our house (yet!), but if that’s an issue in your home or preschool, you’ll of course want to steer clear of certain foods.
A – apple slices, unsweetened applesauce, almonds, ants on a log (celery sticks with peanut butter or cream cheese and raisins)
C – carrot slices or baby carrots, cucumbers, cantaloupe, cashews, cauliflower
D – dates, dip (we love to make dip with plain yogurt and a few mild seasonings)
E – hardboiled eggs, edamame, whole wheat English muffin
F – fruit salad, dried figs, healthy fudge (this Eatmore fudge recipe is our fave!)
H – honeydew melon, rolled up ham, veggies with hummus
I – homemade ice cream (We make ours once a week using this fabulous machine with equal parts cream and whole milk. Then we add 1 tbsp pure maple syrup for every cup of liquid. Delicious!)
K – kiwi, fruit kabobs, homemade kale chips (I’ve never tried these, but this kale chip recipe looks great!)
L – lettuce salad – sounds crazy, but when you let the kids wash and clean the lettuce with a salad spinner and add their own veggies, they just might eat it!
M – melon, mandarin oranges, muffins (try this recipe for pumpkin banana muffins – sooo good)
N – nuts, navel oranges, nectarines
O – oranges, healthy oatmeal cookies
P – pears, pineapple, pumpkin seeds, air-popped popcorn, peaches, plums, peanuts, papaya, peas, homemade pita bread (check out our new favorite recipe for homemade pita bread)
Q – quesadilla wedges, quinoa
R – raisins, raspberries, red pepper
S – strawberries, snap peas, vegetables with salsa, mini whole wheat sandwiches (cut them with with a shaped cookie cutter just for fun)
T – whole wheat toast, cherry tomatoes, tangerines, turkey
U – ugli fruit (yes, that’s really ugli fruit, and no, I haven’t tried it either), uncooked fruits or vegetables
V – vegetables
W – watermelon, whole wheat bread, wafers
X – celery or carrot sticks in the shape of an X
Y – yellow peppers, plain yogurt
Z – healthy zucchini bread (something I’ve yet to find – but this version has some extra nutrition)
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Did you know that you’ll find recommended snacks for each letter in my ebook? Plus, you’ll have three printable food lists from A-Z in the appendix:
- Healthy snacks
- Packaged snacks
- Food to make with your child
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