I had no idea that I would spend so much time thinking about the health and ease of digestion for food so often.
It’s exhausting preparing food for your child and then going back to make food for yourself. Feeding a toddler involves a lot of thought. In an effort to work smarter instead of harder, consider making food for your toddler that you can enjoy as well. Read on for a few snacks that are tasty for individuals of all ages.
This one is so obvious – it’s a classic! Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have been a staple item on parents’ menus since the dawn of time – okay, maybe not the dawn of time because bread didn’t exist back then, but since bread peanut butter and jelly has been on it. If you keep an eye out for the nutritional facts and avoid additives like added sugar, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are one of the healthiest snacks that you can enjoy with your little one. The delicious taste and quick process make it even better. I love that you can eat them either room temperature or warm. So get the knife in the bread and get to work.
Homemade peanut butter crackers
Several years ago, I watched my mom buy peanut butter and Ritz crackers to make sandwiches for my brother’s swim meets. At the time, I thought she was being ridiculous. Why did she need to make peanut butter crackers when they come pre-made and involve less work? She told me that making your own was not only cheaper but often tastier. And then I tasted a fresh peanut butter cracker. It was delicious!
Save money and add flavor by making peanut butter crackers at home for you and your children – you will not regret it.
Quesadillas have become one of my favorite snacks for us to share. You can do them the easy way and have just tortillas and cheese with ranch to dip them in, or you can add chicken, turkey, or beef. The possibilities are endless, and the taste is delicious. You can speed up time of preparation by buying canned chicken, or you can get the chicken off of a rotisserie chicken.
Fresh fruit and cheese
Fresh fruit and cheese is an excellent snack for both you and your little one. The best part about this meal is there are tons of different types of fruit along with many different flavors of cheese. It gives you flexibility and taste that you may not receive with a lot of other food options. These cheese fruit combos can be eaten simultaneously or one after the other.
My son is a particular fan of apples and mozzarella string cheese, but I am more of a pear cheddar cheese person myself.
There are many types of food that are decent in health and high in flavor – hopefully, you’ll like one or more of the snacks I’ve described here!
About the author:
Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez is a writer who specializes in sociology, health, and parenting. Her work has appeared in Healthline, Yes! Magazine, HuffPost, Allure, and many other publications. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter or check out her website.