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Our little guy just turned 12 months old. He is still nursing, but we are also starting to introduce more solid-food snacks. He's not Whole30 or Paleo, but it seems like ALL the easy/portable snack options for babies are sweet carbs and more carbs, like dry cereal, biscuits, crackers, cookies, etc. We're not the biggest fans of the pureed food pouches either simply because we're doing baby-led-weaning and prefer foods that he can actually see and manipulate when possible. He's our first and we don't have a lot (read: any) real experience feeding a toddler so I'm in need of some ideas of snacks that would be easy to throw in a diaper bag but would give a little more variety than the standard biscuit/cracker routine. Thought this would be a good place to ask! Thanks everyone.

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my toddler ate raisins all the time bc i didn't want to give her all those crackers her little buddies ate. i kept boiled eggs, avocados, berries, and bananas around all the time, and those are easy to throw in your bag. once you hit the crunchy foods age, you can add carrots, cucumbers, red peppers, and apples as go to snacks. 

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String cheese (if he tolerates dairy well) and sausage can be kept in little containers in the fridge to grab when you leave. They'll stay safe at room temperature for at least a few hours. He could suck on beef jerky maybe, for the flavor and texture. You could throw a few frozen berries (or other frozen fruit) into a container to take with you. They will warm up as you go and might be nice for summer heat relief.

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We baked (or microwaved) sweet potatoes until they were solid, but soft, and then carried them around in their skin in our backpacks (inside some foil).  The kids could eat them like an apple if we peeled off parts of the skin or we could break off chunks.  

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Freeze-dried fruits and vegetables are a great substitute for those awful "puffs" that babies adore. The freeze-dried mangos and strawberries from Trader Joe's were/are my kids' favorites. The freeze-dried bananas are good too.

My girl also loved fresh bananas at that age, cubed sweet potato, and ground meats. Sometimes, when I was feeling ambitious, I'd made itty-bitty meatballs for her. When she was a little older (18 months or so), we introduced a "soupy cup"—a straw-type sippy cup with puréed soup in it. Her favorite is the ginger-zucchini soup from one of the Well Feds.

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Re: the freeze dried fruits, that is a great idea. If you don't want to go to/spend the money for Trader Joe's, I found a pack at my regular grocery store of strawberries and bananas freeze dried, Disney branded. They were a little over a dollar.

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