My child can eat. It's amazing to me how much one tiny little body can put away.

Sharing a list of healthy snacks and lunch ideas, mostly for me for when I need to shake things up, and also in case it helps someone else who's looking for something new to try. This list is not revolutionary by any means - we keep toddler food pretty simple around here - but I like having it all in one place that I can refer back to when I need new ideas. Feel free to share your own in the comments!


-sliced turkey

-hotdogs (we get the grass-fed ones from Trader Joe's)

-chicken apple sausage

-chicken (Trey loves to hold his own drumstick)

-beans and rice

-tofu (YES if you have an adventurous eater - we get the extra firm kind and slice it and grill it and Trey thinks it's great)

-pesto pasta

-greek yogurt

-beans (all kinds)


-cheddar (grass fed at TJs)

-fruits - any kind: fresh, dried, frozen, etc. Bananas, apples, berries, stone fruits, cuties, grapes (halved with a knife or scissors), figs, etc.

-applesauce packets

-veggies (peas, corn, tomatoes, avocado, etc.)


-quesadillas/grilled cheese

-cheesy quinoa

-PB & J sandwiches

-pretzels, crackers, cheerios, granola bars, etc.


When we pack a picnic I use the Zoli Lunch Kit, it comes with a layered snack container and a thermos for hot or cold items.

Trey's favorite water bottles and sippy cups are by Zoli. I really like the straw kind. Be sure to get the replacement straws as they can wear out after a few months of use.

If you'd like to share, let me know your go-to toddler snacks and lunches in the comments. I always love hearing new ideas.