Toddler Trail Mix is fun and easy to prepare with your little one! Shake up your on the go snacks by throwing together a mix of your child’s favorite munchies. The variety will provide some entertainment during long car rides and you can squeeze in some healthy snacks that they will love picking through while you’re out and about.
Anything goes with this recipe!
- Cheese crackers
- Dried or freeze dried fruits or vegetables
- Yogurt melts
- Fruit and veggie melts
- Graham crackers
- Fruit chews
- M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, Marshmallows or Chocolate Chips for a special treat
Check the baby food aisle for cookies that contain vegetables like pumpkin. There are lots of great dry, bite sized toddler snacks on the shelf by puffs, and freeze dried fruits and veggies are an awesome addition! Most of the freeze dried items are very healthy because the only ingredients are the fruits or vegetables. Freeze dried fruits and veggies have a puffy, airy texture compared to the dehydrated fruits like raisins which can be sticky or dry roasted edamame which can be quite crunchy if your toddler doesn’t have molars yet. Check your local health food store or Target for freeze dried fruits and veggies!
If you can’t find super healthy freeze dried fruits or veggies at your local grocer, ask an employee to help you. Start where the raisins are and remember the package will feel light and puffy, not dense and sticky. I find mine at Super Target, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s You can also order on Amazon if you can’t find them in the store. Just Tomatoes Ect is a great brand!
If your baby is more baby than toddler I would start with the super soft, melty type snacks- puffs, yogurt melts, freeze dried peas and berries… As they get more experience and more teeth you can bump it up to crunchier, heartier snacks! Even add nuts, pretzels and maybe popcorn for kids! Of course, be careful that you can feel safe serving the snacks on the go before you hand over the trail mix in the car.Share it!