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20 Healthy Snacks for Kids

20 Healthy Snacks for Kids

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Summer is nearly here, and that means long days at the swimming pool, theme park, playground, or on the hiking trail! Need some tasty snack ideas? I’ve rounded up 20 of our favorites!

 

  • Apple Sandwiches with Nut Butter: Simply core an apple (I use an apple corer I bought in the supermarket), slice the apple thinly (peel first if your kids don’t like the peel) and spread with your nut butter or sun butter of choice. My personal favourite is peanut butter, but my kids prefer almond butter!

 

  • Quick Applesauce Muffins – So simple and my kids love to help make these! You can use wholewheat flour and add in some grated veggies for extra nutrition!

 

  • Blueberry-Banana Muffins, recipe by Martha Stewart, We love banana bread and blueberry muffins – why not a mashup of both??

 

 

  • Banana Bites with Nut Butter: Easy, just spread some sliced banana with nut butter! I like to top ours with a bit of wheat germ for crunch and a sprinkling of unsweetened cocoa powder!

 

  • Ham and Cheese Kabobs: I like to use ham or salami and thread them onto skewers, but that pretzel idea seems genius — no waste and no kids using skewers as sharp stabby swords!. These are also a huge success for school potlucks or birthday parties!

 

  • Savory Muffins — Cheesy muffins with some finely chopped veggies inside help get in those 5-a-day!

 

  • Fruit Kebabs: It doesn’t get any easier, just chop up fruit and put it on a skewer! You can usually find wooden skewers near the grilling supplies in the supermarket.

 

  • Crunchy and Sweet Snack Mix: Buy a bag of tropical dried fruit mix, and add seeds like pumpkin or sunflower. Mix together!

 

  • Yogurt-Granola-Fruit Parfaits – layer unsweetened yogurt, fresh fruit, my amazing Super Granola, and perhaps a little drizzle of honey, and you have a great snack or easy after-dinner dessert!

 

  • Apple Nachos — what you top your nachos with is completely up to you! I like to thinly slice apples, warm up a little nut butter, drizzle it over, then mix together unsweetened cocoa powder with a tablespoon or so of maple syrup, and drizzle that over as well. As you can imagine, this is a big hit when we have guests over after school!

 

  • Chocolate Pretzel Cherry Popcorn Balls – a healthier take on traditional popcorn balls, but your kids won’t know the difference! Made with popcorn, pretzels, nut butter, chocolate and dried cherries.

 

  • Traditional Trail Mix: Mix mini pretzels, raisins, peanuts, almonds, and plain M&M’s (or chocolate chips) together. The salty-sweet combo is addictive!

 

  • Energy Muffins – I think I benefit most from the extra energy these give, haha, but the kids like them too πŸ™‚

 

  • Hummus – mix up some hummus and add lots of colorful veggies and cherry tomatoes to dip!

 

  • Frozen yogurt pops with Fresh Fruit on a Pretzel Stick: Β Just mix some plain yogurt (lightly sweetened with honey if you prefer) and some chopped fresh fruit, put into small paper or plastic cups (or popsicle molds), add your pretzel sticks, and freeze!

 

  • Whole Wheat Tortilla and Strawberry Cream Cheese rolls-ups: Spread a whole wheat tortilla with cream cheese, sprinkle with chopped strawberries, then roll the whole thing up and slice!

 

  • Frozen Banana Pops: Slice a banana into thirds, insert sticks, then dip in your favorite spread (yogurt, nut butter, chocolate), roll or sprinkle with toppings, and freeze!

 

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  • Zucchini-Walnut Bread: This is super delicious, and your kids won’t even care that you actually call it zucchini bread. My kids somehow have not made the association πŸ˜‰

 

 

I hope you find some great snacks here that your kids will love! Let me know in the comments below how you get on, and what snacks your kids love that I’ve missed!



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