Healthy snacks for Preschoolers

You should be offering your child 2-3 healthy snacks each day to give them energy to grow, play and learn. Each snack should have at least 2 of the 4 food groups from Canada’s Food Guide. Below are some simple, healthy ideas to try.

• Celery and red pepper sticks with bean dip or hummus
• Cheese cubes with apple slices
• Nut or seed butter on toast (eg. peanut, almond, sunflower seed butter)
• Canned salmon rolled into flour tortillas
• Yogurt and sliced banana
• Egg salad sandwich
• Whole grain crackers and cheese
• Steamed meat bun
• Soft cooked edamame and orange slices
• Baked beans and whole wheat toast
• Fruit and yogurt smoothie
• Roti and dal
• Crushed pineapple, canned in water, and a small muffin
• Mini pizzas on whole wheat English muffins
• Leftover chicken, rice and vegetables
• Steamed broccoli with yogurt dip
• Baked potato with cheese and salsa
• Quesadilla: beans and cheese melted into a flour tortilla
• Whole grain cereal with milk and berries