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I believe it’s pretty obvious, but right now it’s hard for me to think of much else besides preparing for baby girl’s arrival. I’m not so focused on how to care for her (I have diapers, boobs and under eye concealer), but rather how to keep things moving somewhat smoothly for Hailey during our transition. And let’s be honest, my love language is food. So besides filling the freezer, I’m also thinking of easy ways to keep healthy snacks on hand for a certain hungry little tummy…
Honestly, I’m not sure why I haven’t done this sooner. On our way to the gym, I always fill a little snack bag with something for Hailey, but since our go-to snack is usually a fruit or veggie, I often spend at least 5 minutes scouring for a more shelf-stable snack to pack.
Using this new method, I have a month’s worth of snacks ready to go and it took me all of 10 minutes to pull together. I love that Hailey can choose what she wants, but they are all mom-approved. Any way I can give her some sense of power at age 2.5 is a win.
So what all did I include in this toddler super snack tray? Let’s take a look!
I started with her favorite- Blue Diamond’s Toasted Coconut Almonds. Like Hailey demonstrated during the taste test video, she has a serious love affair with these things and will ask for them by name. I’m as addicted as she is (I love me some Habanero BBQ!) and I love that she can’t get enough of this healthy fat and protein snack. I mixed a handful with raisins because who doesn’t love a fruit ‘n nut combo?!
I also like to incorporate veggies whenever possible, so we are big fans of these Snapea Crisps, too.
These Blue Diamond Nut Thins are crispy and gluten free (made with brown rice, almonds and sesame seeds). Though they are perfect with hummus, they also are great on their own or paired with freeze-dried edamame. Pairing macronutrients for snacks (carbs+protein) is always a win in my book.
I also threw in a couple organic yogurt/fruit/veggie pouches and some packs of Pirate’s Booty for fun (OK, mostly because I love to giggle when Hailey says Pirate’s Boo-dee). And there it is- a month’s worth of no-brainer snacks!
So far, Hailey loves it. She can reach the entire tray and gets so excited when I tell her she can go pick out a snack to bring with us.
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What are your favorite shelf-stable snacks for kids?
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds, but all opinions and thoughts shared here are 100% my own.