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Snack Ideas for Preschoolers


Preschool-age children tend to go through phases of picky eating. Don't force your child to eat. Instead, try to offer a variety of fun, nutritious choices.

Try these creative snack ideas. Your child may enjoy them even more if you let your child make them.

  • Ants on a log. Fill a celery stick with peanut butter. Sprinkle raisins on top.
  • Pretzel pops. Put a cube of cheese on a pretzel stick.
  • Mini pizza. Halve an English muffin, spread pizza sauce on top, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 180 °C (350 °F) until cheese melts.
  • Bagel bites. Slice flavoured bagels thin, like coins, and place on a baking sheet. Spray them lightly with olive oil. Bake at 200 °C (400 °F) for 10 minutes.
  • Fruit milkshake. Blend together ½ cup (125 mL) strawberry or vanilla yogurt, ½ cup (125 mL) frozen strawberries (without added sugar), and 1 teaspoon (5 mL) lemon juice.


Current as of: March 1, 2023

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Rhonda O'Brien MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator