Offering veggies at snack time is a helpful way to increase the odds that the kids will eat more throughout the day. Here are some easy ones. Use the visual above to know how to start offering raw veggies, working left to right as the kids improve their chewing skills.
- Avocado, cubed or mashed on bread or toast as avocado toast
- Snap peas, slivered as needed
- Cucumbers, sliced or diced
- Cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
- Roasted sweet potato
- Shredded carrots or carrot slices/sticks (raw carrots are very hard to chew, so make sure they are very thin to start)
- Thawed frozen peas
- Thawed frozen corn
- Thawed edamame
TIP: Offer a dip or sauce, such as ranch, guacamole, almond butter, salsa, sour cream, or hummus alongside any of these veggies to make them more flavorful and delicious.