75 Easy & Healthy Vegan Snack Ideas & Recipes for Toddlers
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Let’s chat about some easy + healthy vegan snacks for toddlers!
Healthy snacks are super crucial for filling in the gaps in your toddler’s diet + providing fuel for energy in between mealtime.
I recommend toddlers eat 2-3 wholesome snacks daily. Each snack should include 2-3 food groups – one of those being protein or fat.
Finding snacks for your vegan toddler can be tricky because most protein + fat-based snacks are animal products.
That’s why I have made a comprehensive list of over 75 snack ideas you can feed your vegan toddler. I’ve included everything from simple whole food snacks that are ready-to-eat, vegan snack recipes, + vegan store-bought snacks.
Let’s jump in!
Ready-To-Eat Vegan Snacks for Toddlers
Coming up with snacks each day for your vegan toddler can be easy! You likely have many of these food items in your pantry or fridge.
#1: Hummus with Veggies, Pita Chips, or Bagel Thins
Serve hummus to your toddler with veggies – sliced carrots, cucumbers, or bell peppers. Pita chips or bagel thins work great too but stick to no or low-added salt varieties.
#2: Veggie Kabobs
Kids tend to like these because they are super fun and colorful. The more color the better!
Add any veggie your toddler likes + serve with hummus or vegan dip.
#3: Guacamole + Tortilla Chips or Veggies
Guacamole is a great high protein + fat snack for your vegan toddler.
Serve with any veggie your toddler will eat – tomatoes + olives work great! Serving with corn tortilla chips is a great way to add whole grains to the snack.
#4: Apples + Nut or Seed Butter
Apples + PB is one of my toddler’s go-to snacks because it’s high in protein + healthy fats. This is great for when you need a snack that will hold them over for longer until the next mealtime.
#5: Pomegranate Seeds + Toast
Pomegranate – a superfood! They are high in antioxidants, Vitamin C + fiber. Serve with toast topped with nut or seed butter.
You can make this snack into an activity by cutting the pomegranate in half and having your toddler pick the seeds out. Or you can buy the seeds from the grocery store if you are short on time.
Nuts are a great source of healthy fat, protein, iron, + antioxidants. Walnuts, pistachios, almonds, pine nuts + cashews are easy on-the-go vegan snacks for toddlers.
Serve with fruit or veggies high in vitamin C – tangerines, mango, pineapple, strawberries, bell pepper, or broccoli!
#7: Rice Cakes + Nut Butter
Simply spread a thin layer of nut butter on a rice cake! Sprinkle with chia seeds – superfood! – for added protein.
Aim for a variety of colors! Serve fresh fruit, dehydrated fruit, + dried fruit – like raisins.
Popcorn is considered a whole grain – so a great source of fiber! Stick to making your own or buying low-salt + low-butter varieties.
#10: Mini Bagels with Vegan Cream Cheese
Just toast up a mini bagel or bagel thin + spread with non-dairy cream cheese. Top with jam or fresh fruit.
#11: Fruit Kabobs
Add whatever fruit your toddler enjoys. Berries, tangerine slices, diced melon, pineapple, + grapes are easy to add. Aim for a variety of colors for the best nutritional variety.
#12: Cereal + Plant-Based Milk
Fortified cereal is high in iron + fiber and milk is high in protein, calcium, vitamin D + B12. So this is a simple + great vegan snack for toddlers.
Stick to fortified whole-grain cereal that is low in sugar.
#13: Vegan Cheese + Crackers
#14: “Ants On A Log” – Celery with Peanut Butter + Raisins
Olives are rich in healthy fat, fiber, + iron. Plus kids seem to really enjoy them. Cut them into halves or quarters for smaller toddlers.
#16: Frozen Fruit + Veggies
Frozen fruit + veggies are a great snack for warmer days. Freeze blueberries, mango, pineapples, cherries, peas, + diced carrots.
#17: Salsa + Tortilla Chips
#18: Banana Slices + Nut Butter
#19: Vegan Yogurt + Fresh Fruit or Granola (or Both!)
Plain yogurt is the best option because flavored yogurts are often high in added sugars. Check out these tips for choosing the best yogurt for your toddler.
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Vegan Snack Recipes for Toddlers
#20: Avocado Toast
Mash half of an avocado – add a splash of lemon juice + pinch of seasoning. Spread on whole-wheat toast.
You can top it with anything your child may like – get creative! The sesame seeds in everything bagel seasoning will boost the nutritional benefit so that’s a great option.
#21: Refried Bean Tostadas
Simply layer refried beans – high in protein – on a tostada shell. Toppings can include salsa, guacamole, avocado, vegan cheese, tomatoes, olives, + more!
Make snack time super fun by allowing your toddler to build their own.
#22: Vegan Black Bean Quesadilla
Mash ¼ cup of black beans + spread on a corn tortilla. Top with a second corn tortilla + cook until crispy. Serve with salsa or guacamole. You can also add a sprinkle of vegan cheese.
#23: Refried Bean Burrito
Bean burritos are a great source of protein, fiber, + iron.
Spread ½ cup of refried beans on a tortilla + roll up. You can also add rice, avocado, salsa, tomato, olives, etc.
#24: Make Your Own Trail Mix
I prefer to make my own trail mix – especially for my kids – because you can add exactly what you like.
Some great things to include in your trail mix are sunflower seeds, pepita seeds, fortified cereal (but keep an eye on added sugars), + dried fruit.
#25: Chia Seed Pudding
Chia seeds are a great superfood for toddlers because they are high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, + fiber. One way to serve them in a snack is a chia seed pudding.
Here is a great recipe for Blueberry + Almond Butter Layered Chia Seed Pudding.
#26: Vegan Smoothies
Smoothies are a great healthy vegan snack for toddlers that you can throw together in minutes. You can use this base recipe:
- Plant-based milk
- ½ cup veggie
- ½ cup fruit
- Ice or ½ frozen banana
- Tablespoon of nut butter
Or check out these super yummy recipes:
#27: Vegan Smoothie Bowls
Even better than a vegan smoothie is a vegan smoothie bowl. I love the added crunch + nutritional benefits from the toppings.
Simply blend together a thicker smoothie – should be able to eat it with a spoon. Then top with oats, nuts, seeds, or other vegan-friendly toppings.
#28: Homemade Granola
Combine nuts, seeds, + dried fruit. You can serve it alone as a snack, with soy milk, or vegan yogurt.
#29: Homemade Vegan Granola Bars
Vegan granola bars are a great snack for when you’re on the go or for school snacks.
Include oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Sweeten the bars naturally by using dates or maple syrup.
#30: Hummus + Veggie Pinwheels
These are super fun to make + easy to throw together. You can make a bunch at once and keep them in the fridge to snack on throughout the week.
Layer tortilla, hummus, and whatever veggies your toddler likes then roll it up. I would put them in the fridge at this point if you are snacking later.
When you’re ready to snack simply slice + serve.
Some ideas for veggies are shredded carrots, avocado, bell pepper, cucumber, cooked zucchini.
#31: Beet Hummus
Kids love the look + sweet taste of beet hummus. Serve with veggies, pita chips, or spread onto toast or a tortilla.
#32: Chocolate Hummus
Here is my favorite recipe for this sweet high protein vegan snack for your toddler. Serve with fruit, pretzels, crackers, or spread on toast.
#33: Hummus Quesadilla
Hummus quesadillas are high in protein! Simply spread a small amount of hummus on a tortilla, top with another tortilla + cut into triangles.
You can add some veggies – like spinach or spring mixed salad.
#34: Roasted Chickpeas
Chickpeas are a great source of protein, fiber, + iron – another superfood for your toddler!
You can easily roast chickpeas in the oven or air fryer for about 10-15 minutes for a yummy snack.
You can get creative with your seasoning to make them sweet (maple syrup + olive oil) or savory (cumin, paprika, chili powder, or oregano).
#35: Cucumber Sandwiches
Layer whole wheat bread, cucumber, + hummus or vegan cream cheese. Season with a tiny bit of salt + pepper or other seasonings.
#36: English Muffin Pizza
Layer whole wheat English muffins, pizza sauce, vegan cheese, + your toddler’s choice of veggies. Pop in the oven just to toast and melt your vegan cheese for an easy vegan snack your toddler will love.
#37: Overnight Oats
Overnight oats aren’t just great for breakfast, but they are also a really filling snack. They are high in protein + fiber. Plus, there are tons of recipes to switch up the flavors + foods you add to them.
#38: Energy Balls
Energy balls are easy to make ahead for the week. Plus, they are a great sweet treat that’s also rich in protein.
Here are some of my favorite recipes:
#39: Nutritious Vegan Muffins
Muffins are an easy way to add protein, fruits, + veggies into your toddler’s diet. You can even sneak in those superfood veggies kids tend to hate – like spinach – without them knowing.
Here are some of my favorite recipes:
#40: Healthy Vegan Cookies
These 3 Ingredient PB + Banana Oatmeal Cookies are super easy to make + they are packed with protein + fiber. You can also try these Simple Oat Protein Cookies.
#41: Mini Apple Pizzas
I love this sweet twist on a traditional savory snack or meal.
Simply slice an apple into circular “pizzas.” Then top with nut or seed butter, your toddler’s choice of fruit – blueberries, raspberries, bananas – and nuts or seeds.
#42: Veggie Pita Pocket
Add sliced veggies, hummus, and/or a vegan dressing to a pita pocket. Ideas for veggies include carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, olives, tomatoes, or avocados.
To boost the nutritional value sprinkle on hemp hearts or sunflower seeds.
#43: Homemade Fruit Popsicles
Store-bought popsicles are often full of added sugars and preservatives. I prefer to make them at home because they are super easy to make + you know what’s in them.
The easiest thing to do is to freeze a fruit smoothie. You can even add chunks of fruit.
Here are some of my favorite recipes:
- Tropical Fruit Popsicles
- Rainbow Fruit Popsicles (with hidden veggies for picky eaters)
- Coconut Popsicles
#44: Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Chocolate avocado pudding is a sweet treat that is an excellent source of healthy fat. You can also pour it into popsicle molds + make fudgesciles – a great snack for the summer!
#45: Peanut Butter + Jelly Sandwich
This classic is a great snack high in protein. Serve on whole-wheat bread or thins.
To switch things up add sliced fruit like banana or apples. Even serve in a tortilla as a burrito or quesadilla.
#46: Kale Chips
Kale chips are a great alternative to potato chips packed with important nutrients.
Cut kale leaves into small pieces. Toss in olive oil, salt, pepper, + nutritional yeast. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 360 for 8-12 minutes.
#47: Mini Nachos
Sprinkle tortilla chips with vegan cheese and pop in the microwave for a few seconds to melt the cheese. Add whatever toppings your toddler likes – guacamole, salsa, black beans, tomato, etc.
#48: Homemade Vegan + Gluten-Free Goldfish
These vegan goldfish are made with chickpea flour + packed with protein!
#49: Apple Chips
Thinly slice an apple + bake until crispy.
#50: Vegan Pizza Bagels
This vegan pizza bagel recipe is made with gluten-free bagels but you can easily swap them out for regular ones. Top with whatever veggies your toddler loves!
#51: 5-Ingredient Strawberry Almond Cereal Bars
These 5-Ingredient Strawberry Almond Cereal Bars are easy to make with a few simple ingredients! No baking is required.
#52: Vegan Graham Crackers
This vegan graham cracker recipe is the best. Serve with fruit or vegan cream cheese.
#53: Vegan Sweet Potato Pudding
Sweet potatoes are another superfood! You can make this sweet potato pudding recipe in about 10 minutes. Top with whipped coconut cream, toasted coconut, nuts, or seeds.
#54: Baked Chickpea Fries
These baked chickpea fries are the perfect snack packed with protein. Seve with your toddler’s favorite dip.
#55: Red Lentil Flatbreads
This red lentil flatbread recipe only takes 4 ingredients + the whole family will love it!
#56: Air Fryer Tofu
This air fryer tofu is ready in less than 20 minutes + packed with protein. Season however you like!
Store-Bought Vegan Snacks for Toddlers
#57: Barnana Original Organic Banana Bites
#58: Frozen Edamame
Edamame is a great vegan snack because it is high in protein, iron, and calcium. Plus if you buy them in the pods kids really like to pop them out.
Quickly steam or microwave the frozen edamame for a quick + healthy vegan snack.
#59: Vegan Nuggets
Pay attention to the additives + sodium when checking them out at grocery stores.
#60: BARE Apple Chips
#61: Coconut Chunks or Chips
#62: Protein Bars
#63: Mini Cliff Bars
Make sure to check the list of ingredients because not all Cliff Bars are vegan.
#65: Sunsweet Pitted Dates
#66: Solely Fruit Jerky
Serve with whole-grain crackers.
#67: Hippeas Puffs
#68: Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame
#69: RIND Snacks Unsweetened Dried Fruit Chips
They have orange, apple, + kiwi.
#70: Boom Chicka Pop
#71: Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars
#72: MammaChia Chia Squeeze
#73: Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips
#74: Roasted Seaweed
#75: Noka Superfood Pouches
Let’s Wrap it Up
I hope that these 75 vegan snacks for toddlers have been able to help your family with its vegan diet.
Their high protein and fat content ensure that growing children are getting the nutrients they need from their vegan diet. They can be served as snacks or part of a meal or dinner, and there’s no reason to feel concerned about them being restrictive either.