Perfect snacks for little hands
Toddlers and snacks go together like peanut butter and jelly. Nary a parent will leave the house without at least a few bags of crackers, fruit snacks, or fruit and veggie pouches stashed in their bag to avoid meltdowns. If your littles are getting tired of the same old nibbles, check out some of our favorite Trader Joe’s snacks for toddlers. They’re bound to keep them full, plus parents won’t mind scarfing down the leftovers.
Cheddar Rocket Crackers
If your toddler needs a break from regular Goldfish crackers, TJ’s Cheddar Rocket Crackers are a sure bet. They pack a cheesy punch and bring a new non-fishy shape that littles will love.
Bambino Pepperoni Pizza
Sometimes toddlers have the appetite of a grown man, and sometimes they seem to survive on air. When you aren’t sure, these Bambino Pepperoni Pizzas come in handy. Each box comes with 4 pizzas roughly the circumference of a baseball. Slice into small pieces for a hearty snack or heat up a few pies for those inevitable growth spurts.
Gone Berry Crazy & Gone Bananas
Any seasoned parent knows that sometimes you need to entice kids with a little something sweet to get their fruit servings in for the day. The Gone Bananas and Gone Strawberries at Trader Joe’s are chocolate-dipped treats that are flash-frozen, meaning you can pull out a handful for snack time and enjoy right away!
It’s just plain common sense to keep a bucket of TJ’s Animal Crackers on hand at all times. They are great for the munchies, can be dipped in yogurt for some added protein, and are also fun to mix together with a salty treat to keep things interesting.
Fruit Sauce Crushers
This wouldn’t be a list of Trader Joe’s snacks for toddlers without mentioning the grocer’s fruit sauce crushers. They come in flavors that include Apple Banana, Apple Strawberry, Apple Mango, and just plain Apple. They’re great to pack for preschool or keep on hand at the bottom of your purse.
Mac & Cheese Bites
Tired of whipping up box after box of mac and cheese? It’s time to give your toddler a taste of Mac & Cheese Bites! The four-cheese, breaded macaroni balls are light and seasoned just enough to not deter your toddler from eating them. In the event that they don’t enjoy, they make the perfect lunch for mom or dad.
Freeze Dried Fruit
We have to confess that while TJ’s bags of freeze-dried fruit are delicious, they can be messy! Think: blue fingers thanks to the blueberries coming into contact with sticky hands. But if you can get past that, we can pretty much guarantee your toddler will scarf down plenty of airy and crunchy fruit in the meantime.
Frozen Silver Dollar Pancakes
Great for breakfast, brinner, or a snack, these Silver Dollar Pancakes are toddler approved. You can heat them in seconds by tossing them in the microwave and they fit perfectly in tiny hands. Enjoy with syrup, butter, peanut butter, or just a la carte!
Peanut Butter Bamba
Kids who can enjoy peanuts will love the crispy crunchy goodness that is the Bamba! The light, puffed snack has a peanutty flavor that is mild and contains a tiny amount of sugar. Oh, did we also mention it’s just $.99 a bag?
Yes, yogurt might be messy but no one can argue how much toddlers love a good batch. The great thing about TJ’s yogurt packs is that each pack has two flavors for your toddler’s ever-changing tastebuds, plus you can enjoy with a spoon or freeze (like the pic above) and turn them into a frozen treat. They’ll never know it’s not ice cream!