People are always shocked at the things our kids eat and enjoy. Heck, I’m shocked at the things our kids eat and enjoy most times.
I’m really lucky that they are brave and love to try new things. When we made the switch to paleo, they were already eating well and there weren’t too many things that needed to change, but there were a few things that we added and tweaked.
Bree just turned 3, Nathan is 18 months, and both are grazers who prefer to snack a lot as opposed to eating big meals. Snacking, and doing so healthfully, is so important.
Here are some of their favorite snacks:
Olives She likes black, he prefers green.
Sardines Straight from the tin! Shout out to Diane at Balanced Bites for that one!
Almond butter thinned with almond milk for dipping apples, cucumbers, carrots
Fruits like apples, bananas, oranges, persimmons
Berries This gets it’s own category since it’s like 1/3 of our grocery budget. They love berries! Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries.
Baby spinach (Raw)
Cherry tomatoes (Quartered, choking hazard)
Kale chips Bree makes these for us, and I just pop them in the oven to bake! They’re a huge hit around here.
Coconut Milk Yogurt This falls in the special treat category, but it’s so good.
Almond Nut Thin Crackers Also a special treat, and the replacement for goldfish.
Bolthouse Farms Fruit Tubes Perfect replacement for Go-Gurts!
GoGo Squeeze Apple Sauces
Applegate Farms Salami, Ham, Pepperoni
Sea Snax Seaweed This is their favorite snack. I can literally bribe them to do anything with these. They’re seriously delicious.