Can we talk about food today? Specifically, snacks?
Margsy’s at an age now where she’s constantly eating. She’s an awesome eater which we are so incredibly grateful for. She’s really only shown a distaste for eggs and cheese but will gladly eat any veggie, fish or protein we give her. This kiddo isn’t picky and has a healthy appetite which makes cooking and preparing meals for her super fun!
Now that she’s snacking more and asking for food (Momma eat!) when she’s hungry we’ve had to start incorporating more snack foods into our weekly shopping trip. Although she’ll gladly eat fruits or veggies for snacks I’ve challenged myself to try different snack combinations and recipes to keep things interesting. I’ve blogged about our 100$ weekly limit before and have had to tweak it a little to allow for some healthy snack ideas. I’ve been experimenting and found quite a few budget friendly snack ideas that keep things fun and interesting while being budget friendly!
I’m totally new to the world of toddler snacks too and so I’d be lying if I told you I haven’t been tempted to just buy boxes of prepared snacks to fill her tummy when she gets hungry. There are a heap of super great and healthy prepared options out there but since I have the time and want to save cash I’ve taken to experimenting with various DIY snacks to try and keep snacks healthy at the lowest possible cost.
Here’s a list of 20 snacks we’ve made and really enjoyed. They are both adult and toddler approved!
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What’s your favorite go-to homemade snack?