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.
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!
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!
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!
These individual charcuterie boxes filled with dried fruits, delicious cheese, and a variety of meats make the perfect small gift for any occasion. They’re easy to assemble and perfect for toddlers! Just choose nuts and ingredients your child loves!
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.