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100 Baby Snacks – healthy and easy recipe ideas for babies and toddlers 9 months – 2 years! This is a great list for when you need some inspiration on what snacks to serve baby.

Ingredients 

Veggie Snacks

  • Carrot Sticks
  • Green Beans
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Red, Yellow or Orange Peppers
  • Zucchini Spears
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber Spears
  • Green Peas
  • Cherry Tomatoes, cut lengthwise into 4 or 6 pieces
  • Veggie Quesadilla
  • Kale Chips, Store-Bought or Homemade
  • Roasted Seaweed

Fruit Snacks

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Bananas
  • Mango
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Honeydew
  • Watermelon
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Grapes, cut lengthwise into 4 or 6 pieces
  • Oranges
  • Clementines
  • Avocados
  • Applesauce or Apple Puree, homemade or store-bought
  • Freeze-dried Fruits, strawberries, mango, berries, banana, etc.
  • Baby Food Pouches, homemade or store-bought
  • Baby-Friendly Popsicles

PROTEIN

  • Whole Milk Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Eggs, hard-boiled, scrambled, roll-ups, etc
  • Cheese, string cheese, shredded cheese (thicker is easier for baby to eat) or small cubes or strips, crumbled goat or feta
  • Tofu, baked or sauteed in a little olive oil
  • Beans, chickpeas, kidney, northern, black beans – rinsed and chopped or gently mashed with the back of a spoon
  • Meatballs, homemade or store-bought
  • Hummus, homemade or store-bought
  • Smoothies

Carbs

  • Pancakes, homemade or store-bought
  • Muffins, homemade or store-bought
  • Waffles, homemade or store-bought
  • Toast, avocado + egg toast, almond butter, and banana, smeared with cream cheese and hemp seeds or sugar-free jam
  • PB&J, made with whole-grain bread, a light spread of nut or seed butter, and 100% fruit jam with no added sugar
  • Cereal, no sugar added whole grain such as O-cereal or Chex, soften in a little milk, breast milk or formula if needed
  • Oatmeal, Baked Oatmeal Cups
  • Crackers homemade or store-bought

STORE-BOUGHT SNACKS

  • Baby Puffs
  • Baby Melts
  • Cereal, no sugar added, whole grain such as O-cereal or Chex, etc
  • Crackers, whole grain
  • Yogurt, tubes or cups, low or no added sugar
  • Fruit, canned or in a cup within 100% fruit juice
  • Freeze-Dried Fruits,  strawberries, mango, berries, banana, etc

Dips for Fruit and Veggies

  • Hummus, homemade or store-bought
  • Black Bean Dip
  • Pesto, homemade or store-bought
  • Spiced Apple Dip
  • Healthy Strawberry Fruit Dip
  • Yogurt, plain or vanilla
  • Nut or Seed Butter, warmed a little to thin out

Instructions 

  • Select one or more items on the above list.
  • For recipes, follow the recipes provided. For single-ingredient snacks, cut into small "pea" size pieces or long strips depending on babies age.
  • Serve 1-2 tablespoons of each item to baby.

Notes

Age: 9+ months
Recipes: please refer to the main post for full recipes 
Time-Saving Tip: when making a batch of muffins, pancakes, or waffles for baby, double the recipe and freeze some so you will always have a healthy snack for baby on hand. To thaw, heat in the microwave in 20-second increments until warm or pop into the toaster.
Frozen Fruit Tip: An easy way to serve a wide variety of fruit to baby year-round is to use frozen fruits that have been thawed. Bigger frozen fruits such as mango, peaches, or pineapple can be thawed and then patted dry in a paper towel or clean kitchen towel (to make them easier to eat) and then served to baby. Smaller frozen fruits such as berries or cherries can be thawed, patted dry and be served as is or mashed with the back of a fork to make a “jam” like consistency. You can serve this as-is or mixed into yogurt or applesauce.

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