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Healthy Snack Ideas For Your Preschooler

Deciding on healthy snack ideas that your preschooler is going to love can be tough, especially if you have a picky eater or a special diet. Here at The Blue Elephant, we understand that it can be hard to keep your preschooler’s snack selection both healthy, diverse, and delicious, but never fear! As Frisco’s top private learning center, we pride ourselves on being able to answer any questions you may have when it comes to your child’s preschool education! Whether you’re hand-making your preschooler’s snacks or if they’re store-bought, this list is designed to make it easier to serve nutritious food that your kids will love!

Deciding What Is Best For You And Your Preschooler

It’s easy to get stuck in a repetitive routine when preparing your kid’s snacks, offering the same rotation of foods over and over again, especially if you have a toddler who is very picky about what they’ll eat. The goal of this list is to help you keep a variety of tasty and nutritious snacks for your preschooler, and might even help you encourage your little one to try something new! To keep things simple, we’ve organized everything by food type too, so feel free to mix it up however you like!


Snap peas
Cucumbers, sliced or diced
Shredded carrots or carrot sticks
Thawed frozen corn or peas
Avacado on bread
Halved cherry tomatoes


Sliced apples
Berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)
Halved grapes
Sliced clementines or oranges

Breads and Grains

Low sugar cereal (Cheerios, Kix, Chex, etc.)
Cinnamon raisin bread
Snack cake
Whole-grain crackers
Whole grain graham crackers
Sandwich cubes
Snack cakes
Soft granola bars

Shelf Stable Snacks

Freeze-dried fruits and veggies
Apple chips
Dried fruit
Fruit leather

Crunchy Snacks

Veggie Straws
Cheese crackers
Mini rice cakes
Quinoa chips
Snap pea crisps

Dairy-Based Snacks

Sliced or cubed cheese
String cheese
Drinkable yogurt
Milk (dairy or nondairy)
Smoothies in reusable pouches
Cotage cheese
Plain yogurt or a fruit yogurt

Protein Snacks

Cashews or walnuts (chopped if needed)
Cubed chicken or turkey
Deli meats (sliced ham, turkey, or salami, cut up if needed)
Nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew, etc.)

Come Join The Best Private Preschool in North Texas

Hopefully, this list will help you in diversifying your child’s snack routine, and if you’re interested in expanding their learning in an environment that encourages fun, nutritional snacks like these, The Blue Elephant may be the right choice for you and your preschooler. Contact Frisco’s best private preschool to learn more about our private education center and join our family today! We hope to hear from you soon and wish you luck on all your child’s nutritional and educational endeavors.