HEALTHIEST Back to School Snacks for Preschool

You don’t have to waste time reading labels to find the healthiest back to school snacks for toddlers and preschoolers. Just print out this list and keep it in your pantry!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I over-complicate things with snacks. I think they’re too boring, or not “enough.” But there is NOTHING wrong with keeping it simple!

Often, the simple snacks are the healthiest. I like having some special fun snacks and treats on hand, but for everyday school snacks, easy and inexpensive is my motto.

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Kid-Friendly Hidden Veggie Dips | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Kid Friendly Hidden Veggie Dips

Is your kid a dipper? Lots of moms tell me that their little ones will eat almost anything if they can dip it in something. My son has not gotten on board with dipping. But I keep serving dips to him anyway since every once in awhile he surprises me and tries something new. The one thing he will dip food in is maple syrup–surprise, surprise. Haha!

I thought it would be fun to branch out from the usuals- ketchup, ranch, bbq sauce, hummus, peanut butter, etc.  Not that there’s anything wrong with those! And, I supercharged these new dips with hidden veggies. A lot of times my son just doesn’t like the way something looks. So, I try to either make his foods look fun, like with fun colors or shapes, or try to make them look like something I know he already likes.

Toddlers are complicated little creatures, I’ll tell ya!

Give these hidden veggie dips a try if you feel like doing some kitchen experimenting. Worst case is that your kids don’t like it, but you now have a veggie-packed snack for yourself. 🙂

These recipes require a little more work than just opening a bottle and pouring, but I promise, they’re worth it!  (more…)