Dairy Free Snacks for Babies and Toddlers

Dairy Free SnacksWhen Baby Budget was about 1o months old we discovered that she had issues with dairy. We immediately switched her to a dairy free formula and she now maintains a dairy free diet. When she was only drinking a bottle or just starting to eat food it was pretty easy to find things for her to eat. Now that she’s eating meals with us and wanting her own snacks I’ve found it more difficult to find things. I know that you can run down the snack aisle at the grocery store and pick up a million things that don’t have dairy, but most of those things aren’t items I would feed to a child. So, I’ve compiled a small list of dairy free snacks for babies and toddlers! 



Peanut Butter Toast


Dairy Free Yogurt

Fruit Snacks

French Fries/Tater Tots


Animal Crackers

Avocado on Toast or Tortillas


Banana Bread Muffins (This recipe is amazing!)



Fig Bars (We buy Nature’s Bakery)

When we are home we tend to focus on fruits and vegetables for snacks, especially during the summer because we are able to pick fresh from the garden. However, life happens and when we are in a hurry or even on the road it’s sometimes easier to toss some graham crackers in a bag. I’ve had a hard time finding new snack ideas or even meal ideas that are dairy free, but I have found that when searching it’s easier to find vegan recipes which are dairy free, than it is to just search for dairy free recipes! If you have any additional snack ideas feel free to let me know!

-Mama Budget


Weekly Meal Plan

Eating out is something that my family tends to do, a lot. This isn’t very budget friendly and will become even less so when Baby Budget starts to eat full meals. This means that I’ve been working to cook at home more! This is my meal plan for the week and so far we’ve really enjoyed these recipes!

Grilled Cheese

Monday – Copy Cat Orange Chicken from The Dish by KitchMe

Tuesday – Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (Try them with Colby cheese for something a bit different!)

Wednesday – Beef with Broccoli from Rainy Day Gal

Thursday – Leftovers

Friday – Cheeseburger Rice from $5 Dinners

Dessert – Honey Bun Coffee Cake from FoodGasm

Now before jumping into that coffee cake, please bake this with caution. I made this and I thought Papa Budget was going to eat the whole thing in one sitting! It truly is that amazing! Plus, if you have ever had a honey bun, it’s pretty much spot on!

Want to try out more tried and true recipes that we’ve enjoyed? Visit my “Recipes We Like” board on Pinterest! Catchy name and yet Pinterest still asks me to describe the board. Hope you enjoy them as much as we have!