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Healthy and Nutritious Snacks for Baby

There are times when your baby may need some snack foods and snacks are usually introduced to babies around the age of 8 months old. When the word “snack” is mentioned, many parents may think of prepackaged, unhealthy and unnaturally colorful snacks on the market but, a snack for your little one can be anything from frozen apple slices in a mesh feeder to yogurt mixed with wheat germ and fruit.

Healthy snack foods for baby are great foods to take with you when you’re running errands, at a playgroup or when traveling with your baby.

Our Travel with Homemade Baby Food talks about how you might pack homemade baby food when you go on vacation either via air, train or car; and when you will be staying in a hotel or even camping. Snack foods for babies can also be made ahead of time and used for all sorts of travel as well.

Healthy Snack Ideas

Applesauce mixed with yogurt

Teething biscuits with pear puree for dipping

Pumpkin Cornbread Pancakes

Whole grain homemade pancakes spread with cream cheese and avocado or just plain

Shredded cheese with peach dices

Hidden Apple Pancakes

Banana dices rolled in crushed cereal

Baked sweet potato dices or sweet potato fries

Ham and Cheese Muffins

What to Pack in Baby’s Snack Pack for a busy day out

Fruits – My snackpack always included a banana, an apple, a pear in ziplock bags. Bagging is important so that the fruits don’t smoosh all over your diaper or hand bag. Try baking some apples and then dice them; they make for good finger foods to travel.

Veggies – Soft cooked veggies make for great travel and take-along foods. Steam up some veggies and freeze in small portions. You can offer your baby these veggies at room temperature or warm them up.

Sippy Cup

Mesh Feeder – Great for babies who cannot handle finger foods well. Peel a banana or other fruit and toss it into the mesh feeder for a quick snack.

Homemade Baby Teething Biscuits or Baby Cereal Cookies

Oatie O’s – skip the Gerber Puffs and other foods that have additives including added sugar

Make Ahead Meals for the Snacks and the Snack Pack

Create little meals and freeze them in individual containers. This is particularly helpful if you know you are going to have a busy week out and about. For example, try chunks of apple, shreds of chicken and cheese mixed with some rice.

Leave the containers to thaw overnight in the fridge and you have a great take-a-long meal.

stop3 Remember, always consult with your pediatrician regarding introducing solid foods to your baby and specifically discuss any foods that may pose allergy risks for your baby.

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