After securing a note from my daughter's pediatrician recommending snacks from home instead of the amazingly awful crap her daycare gives kids for snack (fig newtons, poptarts, fruit loops, gah!)...I now need snack suggestions for my 20 month old. They get a morning and afternoon snack. I have an insulated lunch bag with reusable ice packs, so I can send refrigerated stuff. She does eat some cheese and yogurt.
We've been doing home snacks for 2 weeks, and I feel like I'm relying too much fruit. I always pair it with a protein/fat item. So apple slices with almond butter, or cheese. I also send yogurt. And I've sent paleo banana bread and egg muffins.
The other kids get a lot of variety in their SAD snacks because there are a million crackers and cookies. I'd like to give my daughter lots of variety, too. But she's not old enough to tackle raw veggies or jerky or whole nuts. It has to be something she can feed herself without being a choking hazard.
I've thought about more paleo baking, but have some concerns about trying too hard to replicate SAD food rather than guiding her to prefer fairly unaltered, whole natural foods. But I'm flexible. And she's not picky at all so far, so I think I could be creative with some help.
Thanks for any ideas!