Hummus is a wonderfully nutritious snack kids love. Use your favorite store-bought hummus or use our recipe to make your own!
Kale is a dark leafy green packed with nutrients that can quickly be transformed into a delicious, crunchy, kid-friendly snack! These “chips” are ready after only 15 minutes in the oven.
Get creative at snack time! Spread a piece of 100% whole wheat bread (or your favorite gluten-free bread) with nut butter or cream cheese and slice it diagonally. Then, turn the triangles around so that they meet at a point, resembling butterfly wings! Grab a list of toppings for your “butterfly wings” here.
Slice apples and layer onto open toasted English muffin halves. Sprinkle with low-fat shredded cheese on top and broil to melt.
5. Healthy Tzatziki
This easy Greek yogurt dip is so simple that it will quickly become your favorite homemade veggie dip!
Feeling fall coming on? Layer vanilla yogurt with scoops of pumpkin puree and top with chopped almonds and a dash of cinnamon for a quick, seasonal treat. Wondering what else you can do with that can of pumpkin puree? Find all our favorite pumpkin recipes here.
7. Energy Bites
Try all three versions of our energy bites: power protein bites, no bake energy bites, and trail mix “reconstructed.” Make a batch at the beginning of the week and have an easy, on-the-go snack at the ready!
Simply blend 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of frozen riced cauliflower, 1 cup of blueberries, 1 cup of peaches and 1/2 tbsp of almond butter. Trust us, you won’t even taste the cauliflower!
Pop your own popcorn, spray lightly with oil mister, and sprinkle with nutritional yeast.
Nutritional yeast adds a nutty cheesy flavor to the popcorn and is a rich source of nutrients such as protein and B vitamins. The popcorn provides an excellent serving of fiber and is a fun snack for kids.
Make fruit kebabs using wooden skewers and a variety of fruit pieces such as strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple, apple chunks, blackberries, honeydew, or kiwi. Serve with a vanilla yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon to use as a dipping sauce.
Roasted chickpeas plus the seasoning of your choice equals a tasty and healthy snack for kids. Some combinations we like are: garlic salt and rosemary, chili powder and cumin, honey and cinnamon, or soy sauce and sesame oil.
12. Baked Zucchini Sticks
These baked zucchini sticks are a perfect side or great for a snack on their own with your favorite dip! We like marinara or mustard for dipping.
Think of this as the easiest guacamole you’ll ever make! Scoop avocado into a bowl and mash with a fork. Add 1 TBSP lime juice, ¼ tsp salt, and a dash of cumin and stir to combine.
Make your own toasted pita chips by slicing pita bread into wedges, brushing them with olive oil, and baking in 350°F oven for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Buy a bag of frozen edamame pods to keep on handy for a quick and healthy snack. Just pop in the microwave to thaw and let kids squeeze the pods to get the beans out!
Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of healthy fats and minerals such as zinc and phosphorous. Eat the roasted seeds by themselves or mix with freeze-dried fruit and other nuts.
Using a whole wheat English muffin, pita bread, or your favorite gluten free bread, make an easy pizza! Your child can spread a bit of tomato sauce on it and add their favorite veggies and a pinch of shredded mozzarella.
Cut an apple into wedges, spread each wedge with nut butter, and add a row of raisin “teeth.” Two wedges make a smile 🙂
Making your own applesauce lets you control the amount of sugar that goes into it. It’s simple to do and tastes great!
Avocado is an excellent source of protein, vitamin E, and heart healthy monounsaturated fats! Choose a cracker made from whole wheat flour or a gluten-free cracker or crisp bread, and layer avocado slices with cheese slices on top for a filling and nutritious snack. For (four) more avocado ideas, check out this blog post.
The combination of celery and peanut butter and raisins is a classic kids snack. Depending on the age of your child, let them help spread the peanut butter or place the ants. For variations, try using dried cranberries or currants instead of raisins, and cream cheese or almond butter instead of peanut butter.
Make several hard boiled eggs and keep them in the refrigerator up to a week (in the shell) for easy snacks. With a little extra time you can create a quick and healthy egg salad by chopping the hard boiled egg and mixing it with plain yogurt. Add a pinch of salt or pepper and serve with toasted bread or crackers. Need a refresher on the best way to hard boil an egg? Grab our step-by-step guide here.
You can buy salsa at the store, but if you have time, make your own! For a twist, try our tropical-inspired salsa recipes: kiwi, mango, or papaya. Serve with 100% whole corn tortilla chips for a delicious, whole grain snack.
By making your own fruit leathers at home you can be sure that it’s an all natural snack with no extra sugar or other additives.