Mama May I Eat Healthy?

My friend Jessica from Mama May I Shop ( is arguably one of the most creative Moms that I know. She has a million tricks up her sleeve for entertaining little ones and helping them learn. There’s a lot more to parenting than just providing entertainment, though. It can be a challenge to get kids to eat healthy, but she has some great snack suggestions and advice for making a meal that even the pickiest toddler can’t refuse!
Her two favorite snacks to serve her girls are Trail Mix and anything with Dip. She says that, “Layla loves being the trail mix chef.” Imagine how fun it would be for a kid to mix dried fruits, nut slivers, cereal, and pretzels? Another expert tip, “Anytime you add dip or some cute utensil to pick stuff up it automatically gets eaten.”
Check out this list of snacks to fill a Bento:
toddler meal, snack, kid foodFrozen Dora beans (edamame)
Frozen yogurt sticks (like Popsicles) 
Miniature pepperoni
Cheese sticks – or cheese cubed
Freeze dried yogurt – and fruit
Dried fruit – raisins, cranberries, prunes
Any season fruit
Rice cakes
Homemade granola
Homemade trail mix
Celery with peanut butter and raisins
Apples with peanut butter
Carrot sticks and hummus
Hummus with veggies

What are your favorite trail mix ingredients?

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