Inspiration: 35 Portable Healthy Snacks For Kids

By : | 7 Comments | On : January 1, 2014 | Category : Uncategorized

Do you ever get stuck for ideas when you need healthy snacks to take out and about for your baby or toddler? So many pre-packaged snacks are loaded with additives, preservatives, salt and sugar so it can be hard to find a healthy alternative that still tastes delicious. When we get stuck for inspiration, there’s no better inspiration than the community of One Handed Cooks on our Facebook page. WANT MORE? All new recipes are in our Bestselling books, or you can browse our eBooks here.

Earlier we asked, “What’s your favourite healthy snack to take out-and-about for your baby or toddler?”

Here are the fab responses for your own inspiration, and we’ve linked so some of our own recipes that you might like to try.

33 Portable Baby/Toddler Snacks 

  1. Pick ‘n’ Mix Fritters 
  2. Pick ‘n’ mix triangles 
  3. Oat bars 
  4. Chia squares 
  5. Muffins – 30 sweet and savoury muffin ideas 
  6. Biscuits – 18 healthy biscuit ideas 
  7. Smoothies – 20 healthy smoothie ideas 
  8. Edible necklace 
  9. Kale chips 
  10. Fruit skewers 
  11. Roast pumpkin loaf 
  12. Quinoa balls 
  13. Nuggets (Chicken, Sweet potato, Quinoa)
  14. Peanut butter balls 
  15. Zucchini chips 
  16. Muesli bars 
  17. Watermelon icy poles 
  18. Apricot coconut balls 
  19. Vegetable sausage rolls 
  20. Mini spelt pizza 
  21. Zucchini nuggets 
  22. Chickpeas 
  23. Roast veggie tarts
  24. Sulphur free dried fruit mix
  25. 3 bean mix
  26. Meatballs 
  27. Vegetable sticks
  28. Humus with pita bread
  29. Corn on cob
  30. Frozen peas, beans and corn
  31. Piklets/pancakes 
  32. Frozen yoghurt
  33. Avocado sandwich
  34. Frozen grapes 
  35. Fresh fruit cut up – with some lemon brushed over them to stop browning

 More posts on holidaying with kids: 

Resort food guide 

Mini Break cooking 

What to cook the kids on holiday

Flying with kids and food 

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  1. posted by Mellie on February 9, 2015

    Love this list! But had to point out – you have Zuchinni Chips listed twice! (15 & 21) –
    Maybe because they’re doubly good?? 😀

    • posted by Allie on February 12, 2015

      Thank you 🙂 will change for another yummy option. Ax

  2. posted by Getting sleepy on August 3, 2015

    Yes! Finally something about healthy snacks.

  3. posted by Fernanda on October 27, 2021

    Thank you very much for all the ideas! I loved them
    It’s my first time packing lunch boxes and I had no idea what to pack!!
    It’ helped me a lot


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