Healthy Toddler Snacks and Gerber Lil’ Beanies

When Elin first starting eating solid foods, she was a rather healthy eater and on her own omission rejected such unhealthy foods as candy, ice cream, and chips. Over time she has come to understand just what a delight those types of items are and she now loves those types of treats and snacks. Now that she has developed a love for all things salty and sweet, I have been trying to be on the lookout for healthier options. So while we were out on our weekly shopping trip to Target we decided to pick up a can of the Gerber Lil’Beanies White Cheddar and Broccoli.



Elin was immediately intrigued since they look exactly like all the other puffed crisps she enjoys and once I added them to the cart she held on to them and was scared I would change my mind and put them back!


We had to hurry that shopping trip up so that she wouldn’t bust into them right then and there at the store!

I was happy to see that the Gerber Lil Beanies have 2 grams of protein, 1 gram of fiber and 10% daily value of Vitamin E per serving. Not bad!  They are made from navy beans which have a mild flavor and help bring the fiber. Plus, of course they are GMO free and have no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

They also come in an original flavor, but my local Target was all out.



Elin  has been enjoying them every day now.  She enjoys eating them outside picnic-style.



I’m looking forward to checking out some of the other healthy Gerber snacks as well.



White Cheddar and Broccoli 










  1. So cute! I love her little picnic table as well!!

  2. I haven’t seen this flavor before. Mason really enjoys the sweet potato ones. I love when they think they’re getting snacks and you secretly know that they are healthy for them, win win!

  3. I love that they’ve started adding beans to many baby foods. Too bad my kids don’t usually like them, but those seem a lot like cheetos so I’ll have to give them a try.

  4. ashley brickner says:

    She is too cute eating her snacks!

  5. Love this! Mim was obsessed with the Little Crunchers, so I bet she’d love these too! Need to pick some up next grocery run!

  6. I love her little picnic table! XOXO
    Liam is a big fan of the original flavor!

  7. What a cutie eating her yummy snacks! I need to try these for my kiddos! Thanks for sharing 🙂