Snack ideas for toddlers

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Toddlers need around 2-3 small meals and 2-3 healthy snacks each day to provide a variety of nutrients needed for healthy growth and development.
Foods such as fruit, vegetables, cheese, yogurts, wholemeal bread and unsalted rice cakes are all suitable snacks for toddlers (1-3yrs). However, here are a few additional ideas to make snack time more interesting while still ensuring they are eating healthy foods.

Beetroot & cream cheese dip

425g can sliced beetroot, well drained (use beetroot that hasn’t been preserved in vinegar or salt)
125g cream cheese (or use 1 tin of Cannellini beans)
2 tablespoons shredded mint
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (optional)
Oatcakes, brown toast or vegetable sticks to serve
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Best served chilled

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