Coming up easy little to no prep vegetarian snacks for my kids isn’t always easy when you’re running on very little sleep. Half of the time I open my fridge and just stare wondering what I can make my three-year-old and one-year-old that they can both eat. My one-year-old only has 6 teeth at the moment so finding foods that he can easily eat by himself is not always an easy task.
Writing up meal plans makes meal times easier but I am so tired that I can’t even remember to put the coffee I just ground up in my pour over before I pour the hot water into it let alone have meals planned out for the week. *Sigh*. And many times I get so distracted with doing little things here and there that all of a sudden it’s lunch time and I don’t know what I am going to make my little guys.
Sometimes I have all my ducks in a row and sometimes my ducks are scattered all over creation laughing at me while I try to get them back in line. So instead of beating myself for not being “the perfect mom” (if such a thing exists) I have this little list to help keep me sane.
So let’s simplify things, shall we?
What I love about this list is that the food listed here is soft and easy to chew. Obviously you never leave a child alone while they are eating but I like that most of the food on here probably won’t pose as a choking hazard.
This list is also nice if you are leaving your kids with a baby sitter. Just print it out and have it hanging on the refrigerator for a quick reference. Then you don’t have to sit there and explain which foods your child can or cannot have.
Another thing I like that about this list is that the simple foods encourage self feeding and helps them with fine motor skills. This then frees up my hands to read to both my kids during lunch time (or check Facebook).
So here is the free printable list that helps me prepare quick meals and snacks on the fly that will keep your toddler full and satisfied! 18 Vegetarian Snack Ideas!
Thanks for reading! Did I miss something? Comment below what you would add to the list!