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30 Easy Dairy-Free Finger Food Snacks For Toddlers

Looking for easy, dairy-free finger foods your toddler can enjoy?

We’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of snack ideas from fellow milk allergy moms.

Whole foods. Packaged foods. A little bit of everything is included below. 

As always, however, double-check labels because ingredients can change.

toddler eating dairy free snacks in a wagon

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What dairy-free finger foods do toddlers with milk allergy eat?

That’s a top question here at Milk Allergy Mom. And we get it!

When the time comes for fun with finger foods, we don’t want food allergies to stand in the way.

And I can assure you, even with a handful of food allergies, we found plenty of finger snacks my kiddo could enjoy.

Since, however, I’m now years beyond the finger food stage with my boys (cue mommy tears)…

I polled our amazing milk allergy community and compiled their best toddler finger food suggestions into a quick easy list for you below.

Just please check all labels for yourself.

This information will eventually be outdated so take all precautions.

toddler finger foods dairy-free


PLEASE NOTE: Please consult your own doctor before trying food, supplements, or other products. Also read all labels and call companies for the latest, most accurate product information.

Below, we list some specific brands that may not make dairy-free products across the board.

So always, always double-check labels for yourself.

And make sure food is prepared in the safest way possible for toddlers, to prevent choking as well as allergic reaction.


1. Organic Dry Cereal

2. Fresh Fruit Diced

3. Dairy-Free Frozen Fruit Bars

4. Smoothie – see here

5. Applesauce

6. Jello

7. Steamed Veggies

8. Pickles

9. Vegetable Straws

10. Avocado Smashed or Diced

11. Graham Crackers

12. Teddy Grahams

13. Animal Crackers – see here

14. Mini Muffins – see here

15. Crackers

16. Dairy-Free Cheese Crackers

17. Dairy-Free Milk – see here

18. Soft Fruit Snacks

19. Cooked Beans

20. Noodles

21. Chocolate Chips – see here

22. Cut Up Toast

23. Dollar Size Pancake – see here

24. Quarter of a Waffle – see here

25. Breakfast Cookies – see here

26. Granola Bars – see here

27. Rice Crispy Bars 

28. Fig Bars – see here

29. Soft Cookies – see here

30. Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwich – see here



See more of our favorite milk-free snacks at these posts below.

While all the food in these posts may not be toddler-friendly, many are.

Hope these help!

20% Off Dairy-Free Snacks Shipped Free

Dairy-Free Snacks at Target

Dairy-Free School Snacks on Amazon

Dairy-Free Food For Emergency Kits

Dairy-Free Food at Sam’s Club


If you have more suggestions for dairy-free toddler finger foods, please let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear!


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Kristie W.

Thursday 1st of December 2016

Yes all happy baby puffs are free from dairy/soy/nuts if it's the newer label ones. Check out their website for more info I but them from Amazon by the case. Be careful with other puffs my daughter has had reactions!

Molly G.

Thursday 1st of December 2016

Happy Baby brand puffs were safe for my dairy/soy/nut allergic daughter. Plain Cheerios too.

Jessica S.

Thursday 1st of December 2016

Gail, most rice cereals do contain cows milk. My son used to break out in hives whenever I tried a cereal. Finally the only milk free one I found is by a brand called Hipp Organic. But be still check ingredients as only one of their products are milk free and haven't had issues with cross contamination.

Allison H.

Thursday 1st of December 2016

We were able to do Gerber puffs but only a few flavors - sweet potato and banana were my son's favorite. He's allergic to milk, egg, and peanuts.

Gabrielle M

Thursday 1st of December 2016

I've always heard bad things about Gerber. We've always stuck to Happy Baby pouches with single ingredients. You can check out their puffs, I'm not sure bc we are dairy, egg and nut allergic. They have a helpful allergen chart om their site.

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