20 Beach-Friendly Finger Food Ideas for Your Toddler
Summer is a time for fun in the sun, and what better way to enjoy it than with your little one? If you’re headed to the beach, we’ve got some great beach-friendly finger food ideas that will keep your toddler fueled up and happy. From apple chips to energy balls, I’ve got you covered. Keep reading for my top picks!
If you’re like me, you’ve been looking forward to summer all year long. The weather is finally warm enough to spend time at the beach, and there’s nothing better than a day spent swimming and sunbathing with friends and family.
If you’re bringing toddlers along for the fun, though, you’ll need some beach-friendly finger food ideas that are both nutritious and easy to eat. Check out these ideas below!
What makes a great beach-friendly finger food?
When packing snacks for the beach, it’s important to think about what foods will serve well – you want snacks for your toddlers that are easy to eat and delicious!
You also want to make sure that you’re packing foods that won’t spoil in the heat, or attract too many pesky beach bugs. If you need to, bring a cooler to keep things fresh.
With those things in mind, here are some of my favorite beach-friendly finger foods for toddlers:
#1 Sandwiches: Peanut butter and jelly, cheese, or turkey and avocado are all great options that are easy to eat on the go. Just be sure to cut them into small pieces so they’re easy to pick up.
#2 Energy balls: These no-bake snacks are perfect for a quick energy boost. Check out our recipe here.
#3 Fruit: Sliced apples, grapes, or bananas are all great beach-friendly fruits that your toddler will love.
#4 Veggies: Cut-up carrots, celery, or cucumbers are perfect for little hands to grab and munch on.
#5 Snack bars: We love Larabars, RxBars, or Cliff bars for a quick and easy snack that will hold your toddler over until lunchtime.
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20 Beach Friendly Finger Foods for Toddlers
Check out these fun and easy ideas for finger food snacks that will keep your toddler happy and healthy all day long.
No-Bake Blueberry-Almond Oatmeal Bars with White Chocolate
These addictively delicious no-bake oatmeal bars feature crunchy almonds, sweet-tart blueberries and creamy white chocolate. All wrapped up in a nutrient-rich little package that’s super quick and easy to make!
Cinnamon Apple Chips
These cinnamon apple chips are a simple recipe with only three ingredients. It makes a great, non-messy snack for the beach that is very portable.
How to Make Homemade Uncrustables Lunch Box
These easy sandwiches use common household items and they are so easy to make! Perfect for the beach and toddlers love them!
Rainbow Tortilla Pinwheels Lunch Box
Kids love these colorful pinwheel sandwiches because their bite-sized. Moms love them because they're healthy!
Oat Fingers for Babies
Apple Peanut Butter Energy Bites
These crisp yet soft Apple Peanut Butter Energy Bites will become your new favorite snack! Made with chewy oats, creamy peanut butter, diced Granny Smith apples, and healthy mix ins, these energy bites are delicious + good for you!
Kids Charcuterie Board
This easy kids charcuterie board is the ultimate snack hack. Fill it with healthy finger foods for snacks on the go to feed your hungry tribe.
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls take just 5 minutes to prepare and are a super quick and easy healthy snack!
Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas Snack Recipe
A healthy alternative to chips, your kids will love these crunchy roasted chickpeas snack!
Healthy Banana Oatmeal Bars
Healthy Banana Oatmeal Bars are made with ripe bananas, oats, dates, and all the delicious add-ins you like in your morning bowl of oats! A portable quick and easy breakfast or healthy snacks idea.
3-Ingredient Granola Bites
Kids think they’re getting a treat, but they’re also getting tons of energy-boosting protein and whole grains. Plus, they’re super easy to make!
Healthy Seed Crackers - Superfood Snack!
Fact of life: kids LOVE crackers! These healthy seed crackers are a snack that you can feel good about serving them! Serve with hummus for a filling and nutrious snack!
Mac and Cheese Muffins
Best Ever Healthy Zucchini Brownies
Rich and delicious Healthy Zucchini Brownies made with shredded zucchini, whole wheat flour, and no refined sugar. Super moist and fudgy, no one even realizes that there is two cups of zucchini packed into the recipe!
Air Fryer Blackened Chicken Tenders
The air fryers blackened chicken tender recipe is here to assist you in serving some an easy finger food to your family on your next beach outing.
Simple Oatmeal Protein Cookies
Oatmeal protein cookies are easy, vegan, & gluten-free! Using peanut butter, flax, & cinnamon, they make a yummy, & make a great snack!
Individual Charcuterie Boxes
Sun OREO Cookies
These sweet and salty sun OREO cookies will bring sunshine to any day!
Easy Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Bars
Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Balls
PB&J just got less messy – and totally portable! These yummy Peanut Butter and Jelly Energy Balls are a simple, fast, wholesome, no-bake energy snack … that tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Thanks for reading! Be sure to share this post with the buttons below! I hope you and your little one have a blast at the beach this summer. And if you’re looking for more ideas, be sure to check out our other posts on toddler-friendly snacks and meals.
If your kids love the beach, be sure to check out my free printable Alphabet Bring Me Game!