Smart snacking for Preschooler

  • Teach your child now that fruits and vegetables are snack foods to help this healthy habit stick.
  • Get snack ideas created especially for your Preschooler to enjoy fruits and veggies.

When your child wants a snack, look beyond salty chips and pretzels. Here are some quick and easy ideas to get your child off to a strong and nutritious snacking start.


These portion amounts 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® Soft Baked Grain Bar — Apple Cinnamon
  • ½ cup low-fat milk (1%)

Idea 2

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

Idea 3

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

Idea 4

  • ½ tray Gerber® Pick-Ups™ — Diced Carrots and ½ tablespoon ranch dressing for dipping.
  • ½ cup low-fat milk (1%)

Idea 5

  • 14 pieces Gerber® Lil’ Crunchies® — Apple Sweet Potato
  • 1 cup Gerber® White Grape Juice

Idea 6

  • 1 Gerber® Soft Baked Grain Bars — Strawberry Banana
  • ½ cup Gerber® 100% Fruit Juice (any variety)

Idea 7

  • ⅓ cup chopped or sliced fresh tomatoes, cut to ¼" dices and 1 tablespoon ranch dressing for dipping
  • ½ cup Gerber® Water and Fruit Juice Blend — Strawberry Kiwi

Idea 8

  • ¼ cup Gerber® Fruit & Veggie Melts™ — Very Berry Blend
  • 2 Gerber® Arrowroot Biscuits

Idea 9

  • Gerber® Pick-Ups™ — Diced Apples in white grape juice
  • 2 Gerber® Animal Crackers — Cinnamon Graham

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