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4 Snack Time Tips for Picky Toddlers

Don’t let snack time stress you out! Here are 4 snack time tips for picky toddlers to help you find something that everyone will love – parent and toddler!

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So my son, N, is picky. He’s SUCH a picky eater. I never had that problem with my daughter, E — she was (and still is) such a great eater. She has no issues with trying new things and always manages to get plenty to eat.

N on the other hand is a different story. We’re a “try one bite and if you don’t like it, you don’t have to eat any more” kind of family. But even getting him to take that one bite is such a struggle.

Thankfully, we can usually get him to eat snacks. He loves snacks. I realize giving snack time tips for picky toddlers may or may not help you depending on what your toddler likes and dislikes, but hopefully some of these tips will help you find some solutions. Some of them aren’t necessarily food but more so techniques.

1. Make it FUN! Toddlers get bored easily. So do adults! But toddlers especially. Make snack time fun for them. One of my favorite things to do is get a small ice tray and fill it up with all different treats they like. The more variety the better! I’ll put blueberries in one compartment, raisins or dried cranberries in another, a few crackers in the next one, and on and on until it is full. Usually they’ll get one little sweet in there like a couple of marshmallows, fruit snacks or chocolate chips.

2. Make sure they can eat it with their fingers! Kids love finger food and independence. If you can achieve both of these with snack time, you have a winning combination.

3. If there’s something to be dipped in something else, you’re likely to have a happy kid. Try dipping any assortment of food in peanut butter, hummus, bean dip, or yogurt.

4. Make sure to provide your children with an assortment of foods. And have plenty of things ready that you can throw in your diaper bag or purse. One of my go-to items are Plum Organics products. So of course when they asked me if I would write this post featuring some of their newer products, I jumped on the opportunity. N loves the pouches so I was eager to try other products from their Mighty line. I love the Mighty 4 pouches too because they contain fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins – four things I’m always trying to squeeze into N’s diet. I love that they include unique ingredients such as chia and quinoa – ingredients I’m already using in my kitchen but N might not even be trying. And perhaps most of all, I love that I can throw one in my purse and N can have a snack while we’re out and about running errands.

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Plum Organics sent us this awesome box full of all their Mighty products (you have a chance to win a similar prize package, keep reading!).

N of course recognized those pouches right away and couldn’t wait to snatch one up.

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A new one to me was the butternut squash, pineapple, oats and beans variety.

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He had to give it a look over but he loved it, just like the rest of them. I’ll be looking for that one at the store.

Something we had never tried were the Mighty Sticks.

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These are perfect for on the go snacking too — the bonus with these is that your kid can’t squeeze them all over their carseat (I know you’ve all been there with the pouches!).

The Mighty Sticks were a hit too and made a great afternoon snack after N’s nap.

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Also included in the box were Mighty 4 Bars and Mighty Sips Nutritional Milkshakes – what kid wouldn’t be thrilled with a milkshake for snack?

Leave a comment on this post letting me know what your favorite Mighty product is for your mighty little one! One commenter per week will be chosen to win a prize pack.

If you’re unsure where to find these, you can use Plum Organic’s store locator. Also – make sure to join Club Plum for some fun perks! Plum also has some great educational materials on their site — I know I’m always looking for new info that will help me through this parenting journey.

Visit the Plum Organic coupon page to get up to $5 off Tots snacks.

Plum Organics offers unique, culinary-inspired products and takes a modern approach to family nutrition! Plum offers a complete line of premium, nutritious organic baby food, toddler and kid snack & mealtime products! Learn more at plumorganics.com.

 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Plum Organics. The opinions and text are all mine.

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