In a perfect world, all of Audrey’s snacks would be homemade and loaded with nutrition. In the real world, that’s not always possible. Sometimes you just need something quick. And something easy. And something in a pinch. Because let’s face it, as hard as we all try to “get it right,” every now and then you just need a cheddar bunny.
Here are some of our favorite store-bought toddler snacks for at home and on-the-go: they may not be as pure as a homemade kale chip, but they are lower in added sugars and higher in whole grains, fiber, and protein than your average store-bought snack.
Store-Bought Snacks: Toddlers +
- Raisin Boxes: I buy the mini ones that have no added sugar, just 100% fruit and perfect for little hands.
- Sabra Pretzel Hummus Cups: Whether you’re picnicking or just need a ready-made snack, these little cups are not only cute, they’re loaded with fiber and protein.
- Lara Bars: Soft in texture and made with whole ingredients, these come in a variety of flavors such as apple pie, strawberry shortcake, and our favorite, blueberry muffin.
- Mini Rice Cakes: Made from wholegrain brown rice with no added colors or preservatives, these crunchy snacks are delicious topped with your favorite nut/seed butter.
- Apple Chips: Crunchy, yummy and 100% apple, these Bare chips are a prefect chip replacement.
- Cheese Sticks: As classic as the toddler snack comes, cheese sticks are full of protein and calcium and great for younger toddlers still navigating finger foods.
- Freeze-Dried Fruit: Portable and healthy, freeze-dried fruits are little pieces of unique crunchy goodness.
- Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies: Made with whole-grains, baked not fried, and without any preservatives, these are a go-to in our house.
- Quack n’ Bites: The Whole Foods cheaper alternative to a cheddar bunny, these come in individual-sized snack packs which are great for throwing in your purse….because you never know when a little cheddar cracker is going to save the day.