39 Healthy and fun foods for toddlers

Keeping kids healthy can sometimes be tricky! Especially during the toddler years when picky eating is at an all time high. I’m always looking for ways to encourage my son to eat his vegetables and putting together snack foods for him has been a great way to get him to eat a range of healthy foods.

A hungry toddler is an unhappy toddler. So here are some healthy recipes to get your toddler to actually enjoy healthy eating!

Cheddar and Spinach Muffins

Close up on a Cheddar and Spinach Muffin in the muffin pan.

These Cheddar and Spinach Muffins make a delicious savory baked meal that can be served as an appetizer or enjoyed as a snack. These savory cheese and vegetable muffins are also a great lunchbox meal idea for your kids, packed with hidden veggies!

Mini Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

One cake unwrapped over a small wooden plate.

No Sugar Mango And Banana Bread Loaf

Sugar Free Mango & Banana Bread Loaf


Are you looking for a healthy snack idea for you or your little one? Here is my no sugar mango and banana bread loaf recipe. So easy to make, ready in less than an hour, great for your breakfast or as a snack, and most of all SUGAR-FREE!


Rock Cakes

No Sugar Rock Cakes


These rock cakes are really delicious and much healthier than the traditional ones. All the sweetness comes from a banana, an apple and two tablespoons of coconut sugar. They are a great healthy treat for little ones and a nice snack to keep in your bag for when you are out and about.


Egg Muffins

what are egg muffins


These egg muffins are stuffed with tomatoes, spinach, potatoes, and cheese to create a yummy treat excellent for getting little ones to eat and enjoy their food more!


Air Fryer Fish Sticks

Air Fryer Fish Sticks Recipe


These air-fryer fish sticks are a great way to get picky kids eating more! They’re made with salmon and coated with parmesan and breadcrumbs to complete a healthy, cheesy, and crunchy meal!


Kid-friendly Pasta Salad

Pasta salad with sweet corn, peas, carrots, and sweet bell peppers in a white bowl and a cute bird pattern kitchen towel


This kid-friendly pasta salad is packed with lots of fresh veggies, which makes it a healthy, filling, colorful, and delicious meal that your child will love!


Vegan Potato Cakes

vegan potato cakes with carrot and rice stacked on a plate


Vegan potato cakes made with leftover mashed potatoes, rice, carrots, onions, and parsley! These potato cakes are crispy and lovely from the outside, but super soft from the inside.


Mini Quiches

Filo pastry mini quiches - cut open to show the cooked filling.


Individual size, creamy and delicious egg-quiche, all wrapped up in filo pastry cases!

Mini Fish Pies

These mini cheesy fish pies are made with frozen fish pie mix, peas, cheese sauce and mashed potato


Cheesy, delicious mini fish pies. These are great for kids.

Meatballs Pita Pockets

a row of completed meatball pita pockets

These 5 ingredient Meatballs Pita Pockets, made with pantry staples, are the perfect easy back-to-school eat, family dinner, appetizer, or snack.


Pineapple Muffins

a container filled with baked pineapple muffins


Pineapple muffins are an easy, tropical treat made in one bowl with simple pantry ingredients. Families love these for breakfasts and lunchboxes. A perfect way to avoid a hangry toddler meltdown!


Ham Roll-Ups

top down view of the completed ham roll ups


Ham Roll-Ups will be your favorite back-to-school lunch solution! Super quick and easy to make, these tasty ranch ham and cream cheese roll-ups are totally kid-approved.

Rainbow Vegetable Tortilla Wrap

a rainbow vegetable tortilla wrap sliced in half


This quick, easy, no-cook and healthy Rainbow Vegetable Tortilla Wrap is packed full of colorful veggies and that kiddoes, big and small, will love. It is perfect for school lunches, brunches and when you are out and about.

Healthy Banana Pikelets

Stack of banana pikelets on a plate, with a vintage spoon on the side, surrounded by fresh whole bananas and bottle of maple syrup in the background.

These healthy banana pikelets are super easy to make with just four ingredients. They freeze well and make excellent kid-friendly lunches or snacks.

Pear Muffins

Pear muffin with fresh pears and tray of muffins in the background.

These pear muffins are light, moist, and delicious. With wholemeal flour and not to much sugar they are a healthy-ish treat the whole family will love.

Energy Bites

Energy Bites - In a Light Blue Ceramic Weave Bowl


These delicious Energy Bites are nutrient and energy-dense, and travel-friendly. They’re also paleo, vegan, and easily whole30-adaptable.

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars on a White Plate in Squares


These homemade Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are a delicious lunchbox or afternoon treat, and are a cinch to make. They’re better than store-bought granola bars!

Peanut butter and jelly Hippos

Kids will love this adorable sandwich recipe! Use it as a fun edible art project ... or as a special little lunch box surprise! Choose basic peanut butter and jelly, or one of our other creative filling ideas (even lots of nut-free options for school lunches)! AD | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com


These hippos are just so cute – your kiddos will love ’em! Choose basic peanut butter and jelly … or venture into our other creative filling ideas (even lots of nut-free options).

No Bake Veggie Faces

"Veggie Faces" No-Bake Vegetable Pizzas and Wraps Recipe {www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com}


Your kids will love this project – it’s so much fun to create edible art! (Psssst … and a great way to introduce young kids to new veggies!)

Goldfish Crackers

Homemade Gluten-Free + Vegan Goldfish (Allergy-Free, Grain-Free) | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Nothing says childhood more than Goldfish crackers! Now you can make your own Homemade Gluten-Free & Vegan Goldfish that are top 8 allergy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and secretly protein-packed! A healthy snack recipe mom's and kids will love!


Nothing says childhood more than Goldfish crackers! Now you can make your own Homemade Gluten-Free & Vegan Goldfish that are top 8 allergy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and secretly protein-packed! A healthy snack recipe mom’s and kids will love!

Gluten-Free Teddy Grahams

Homemade Gluten-Free Teddy Grahams (Vegan, Allergy-Free) | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 A kid-friendly snack time favorite! Homemade Gluten-Free Teddy Grahams that are vegan, top-8 allergy-free, even sugar-free and whole grain! A recipe with options for different flavor variations, these adorable little bears with be gobbled up by little hands (and big ones too!) #teddygrahams #glutenfree #vegan #allergyfree #kidfriendly #kidfood #healthysnacks


A kid-friendly snack time favorite! Homemade Gluten-Free Teddy Grahams that are vegan, top allergy-free, even sugar-free and whole-grain! A recipe with options for different flavor variations, these adorable little bears with be gobbled up by little hands (and big ones too!)

Caterpillar Fruit Kabobs

Close up of melon balls decorated to look like caterpillars on sticks


Fruit kabobs are a hit with kids, and an easy yogurt fruit dip to go with it makes these adorable caterpillars even more fun. Your kids will love dunking their kabobs in the creamy yogurt dip whether you use full dairy yogurt, coconut yogurt or almond yogurt.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

peanut butter snack bites piled on a plate from overhead


These no-bake peanut butter oatmeal balls are packed with protein and make a great afterschool snack. Packed with protein and sweetened with honey, this healthy recipe is easy for the kids to make too.

Coconut popsicles


With just one ingredient and sprinkles, these coconut popsicles are a healthy and refreshing summertime treat for the whole family.

Snowman Eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs Snowman


Perfect hard-boiled eggs decorate to look like a snowman. Finally, a healthy snack kids will want to eat!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins


Easy and delicious Apple Cinnamon Muffins recipe that all your family will love! All that you need is 7 simple ingredients to make these wonderful muffins.

Turkey Pinwheels

turkey pinwheels on a plate


These easy turkey pinwheels are a hit with toddlers and adults with bacon cheddar and ranch seasonings.

Broccoli Cheddar Nuggets

A white plate on a dark wood surface with a pile of Broccoli Nuggets


Sneak in a few more veggies with these delicious broccoli cheddar nuggets.

Banana Popsicles

6 sugar free banana popsicles placed on ice cubes in a plate with chocolate swirls


These banana popsicles are sugar-free and just a 2-ingredient recipe! They are a perfect healthy treat for your little ones.

Peanut Butter Mini Muffins

Peanut butter mini muffins for a great on-the-go snack for kids! These sugar-free muffins get their sweetness from bananas!

Blueberry Turkey Meatballs

plate of blueberry meatballs with blueberry BBQ sauce


Blueberry turkey meatballs are a healthy, allergy-friendly meal that your toddler is sure to love!

Keto Air Fryer Fish Sticks

crispy keto air fryer fish sticks on plate with cocktail sauce

Tender white fish wrapped in a delicious crispy coating…and only 2 net carbs per serving! These Keto Air Fryer Fish Sticks are a favorite with the whole family!

Healthy Greek Yogurt Chocolate Muffins

A healthy and delicious greek yogurt chocolate muffin recipe that your kids will love helping to make as much as they'll love eating them


These Healthy Greek Yogurt Chocolate Muffins are our new favorite decadent muffin recipe without the guilt – and I bet your family is going to love them, too!

Veggie Pinwheels

Who said kids don't want to eat their vegetables? Bite-sized veggie pinwheels are a nutrition-packed kids snack or lunchbox hit! 

Who said kids don’t want to eat their vegetables? Bite-sized veggie pinwheels are a nutrition-packed kids snack or lunchbox hit!

Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites

Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites Recipe


https://ottawamommyclub.ca/witches-hat-pumpkin-yogurt…/ This Witches Hat Pumpkin Yogurt Bites Recipe is fun to make with the kids. You can choose different molds for fun creations.

Chocolate & Strawberry Ladybugs

These easy strawberry ladybugs make eating fruit fun! A healthy after school snack or Valentine's dessert for kids that they will love to eat!


How to make chocolate & strawberry ladybugs, a fun healthy snack that’s sure to get kids eating more fruit!https://thesoccermomblog.com/fruit-ladybugs/

Cauliflower Nuggets

Healthy Cauliflower Nuggets are a sneaky way to get kids to eat more vegetables! Gluten free & dairy free, with that golden crispy texture you'll ALL love!



These easy Cauliflower Nuggets are a sneaky way to get kids to eat more vegetables and take only minutes to prepare!

Healthier Quinoa Crusted Chicken Fingers

Crunchy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside - our Quinoa Crusted Chicken Fingers are a deliciously healthy update on a comfort food classic!

If your kids love chicken tenders, you’ve got to try our healthier Quinoa Crusted Chicken Fingers! Crunchy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside — a guaranteed hit you can feel good about serving them!

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