Smart snacking for Preschoolers

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  • Teach your child now that fruits and vegetables are snack foods to help this healthy habit stick.
  • Get snack ideas created especially to provide food groups and nutrients preschoolers need.

When your child wants a snack, make sure what you offer is full of nutrients, and not just calories. Here are some quick and easy ideas to get your child off to a strong and healthy snacking start.

Remember

These portions listed are a guide. Always listen to your child's hunger and fullness cues and let him decide how much to eat.

Idea 1

  • 1 GERBER® GRADUATES GRABBERS® Squeezable Fruit & Veggies – Apple & Sweet Potato with Cinnamon
  • ½ cup low-fat milk (1%)

Idea 2

  • ¼ cup diced ripe cantaloupe melon, cut to ¼" dices
  • 2 GERBER® GRADUATES® Animal Crackers—Cinnamon Graham

Idea 3

  • ½ cup sliced banana
  • ½ cup low-fat milk (1%)

Idea 4

  • ½ tray GERBER® Veggie Pick-Ups™—Diced Green Beans and ½ Tbsp. ranch dressing for dipping   
  • ½ cup low-fat milk (1%)

Idea 5

  • 14 pieces GERBER® GRADUATES® LIL’ CRUNCHIES®—Apple & Sweet Potato 
  • 1 cup GERBER® GRADUATES® FRUIT SPLASHERS® Beverage—Strawberry Kiwi purified water and fruit juice blend beverage 

Idea 6

  • 1 GERBER® GRADUATES® Pudding Grabbers™ – Strawberry 
  • ½ cup Gerber® 100% Fruit Juice (any variety) 

Idea 7

  • ⅓ cup chopped or sliced fresh tomatoes, cut to ¼" dices and 1 Tbsp. ranch dressing for dipping 
  • ½ cup GERBER® GRADUATES® FRUIT SPLASHERS® Beverage—Strawberry Kiwi 

Idea 8

  • ¼ cup GERBER® GRADUATES® YOGURT MELTS®—Mixed Berries
  • 2 GERBER® GRADUATES® Animal Crackers—Cinnamon Graham 


Idea 9

  • 1 GERBER® GRADUATES GRABBERS® Squeezable Fruit – Banana Blueberry 
  • ½ cup low-fat milk (1%) )


Idea 10

  • 1 GERBER® GRADUATES GRABBERS® Fruit & Yogurt – Strawberry Banana Flavor 
  • 2 GERBER® GRADUATES® Animal Crackers—Cinnamon Graham 


Want help planning nutritious meals for your child? Check out GerberMenu to get started.
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