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! 

Fruits

Veggies

Peanut Butter Toast

Cheerios

Dairy Free Yogurt

Fruit Snacks

French Fries/Tater Tots

Applesauce

Animal Crackers

Avocado on Toast or Tortillas

Raisins

Banana Bread Muffins (This recipe is amazing!)

Crackers

Meat

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

 

Cutielunch Reusable Squeeze Pouches

I was recently tried out Cutielunch Reusable Squeeze Pouches. This could not have come at a more perfect time as Baby Budget is starting to want to feed herself, but isn’t the cleanest when it comes to pureed foods. I know that pre-made pouches are readily available at any grocery store, however I’ve heard way to many instances of mold being found in the pouches to even give them a chance. Enter, reusable pouches!

Cutielunch Reusable Pouches

These pouches have a zip-locking bottom and a cap that spins on or off. They are also see through in all areas that don’t have a design, this is one of my favorite parts because it allows me to make sure that the insides are completely clean when washing. They can be placed in the dishwasher, but I’ve found it super easy to wash them when I’m washing bottles. A bottle brush fits inside perfectly and gets all of the harder to clean areas.

We’re currently testing out different foods that work well inside the pouches but so far a few favorites have been (more…)