Easy Healthy Kids Snacks:
5 Healthy Snack Recipes for Kids

Try these easy healthy kids snacks made with real food.

Tested by 7 year old Isaac and 3 year old Brendan and their friends -- both older and younger kids.

They helped make the fun snacks for kids here, with foods they like to eat.


Bonus: Isaac and Brendan are now eating more of their dinner because their mom is using mostly fruits and veggies like these healthy kids snack recipes.


If you need kids snack ideas, try these real-food good snacks for kids:

1. Boats from Peas, Please

Both kids helped make these fun boats. They may not look pretty, but kids love them.

Ingredients:

  • Snap peas
  • Hummus

Crack open the pods, take out the peas. Add the hummus and put the peas back in.

Try this also: fill with a yogurt dip for more boats


2. Simply Seedy Snack Ideas

Get your kids eating more seeds, packed with nutrition: sesame seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.  

These can be a bit messy, so try them first at home before putting them in their lunches. 

Try these rice-cracker healthy kids snack recipes:

Ingredients:

  • Rice crackers
  • Cream cheese topping or hummus for topping
  • Chia seeds, hemp or sesame seeds

Spread topping on rice crackers. Use a cookie cutter for making shapes, or cut a shape from foil wrap or parchment paper. Put shape on cracker, seal the edges and add seeds. Pour off extra seeds into a bowl and take off the form.

Also try these rice cake toppings:

Use hummus or peanut butter instead of cream cheese.

Try this too:

  • Mix different types of seeds together or separate: sesame seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds.
  • Use chopped or slivered almonds, chopped sunflower seeds or chopped pumpkin seeds, to make the shape on top of the rice cracker.

Bonus: These seeds are usually safe to bring to school, even if there are kids with nut allergies.

3. Share a Pear, If you Dare

These fun snacks for kids combine only two foods in a fun way.

Ingredients:

  • Sliced pears or apples
  • Add almond or peanut butter on top using a cookie cutter shape or cut a shape in foil wrap 

Try this Also: turn slices over with the flat side up, and add almond slivers, chia seeds, sunflower seeds to add crunch. 

Use a heart shape, triangle or a circle for easy good snacks for kids. To make a shape, use a cookie cutter or cut a shape into a piece of foil wrap.


4. More Pop with Coconut Popcorn

Want good snacks for kids?

No, the popcorn you buy at the movies is NOT healthy, but air popped popcorn is good nutrition and this recipe is not fattening.

Here's how to get your kids to love coconut oil -- one of the BEST healthy kids snack recipes, either for their lunch boxes or at home after school.


Ingredients:

  • Air popped popcorn
  • 2 heaping tbsp to ¼ cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • Salt to taste

Melt the coconut oil and pour onto popcorn along with salt, to taste.

  • Coconut oil is one of the best for healthy kids snack recipes because it does not make you fat, and it has many health benefits. 

Bonus: Coconut is one of the best for healthy kids snack recipes because it isn't fattening. 

Also try: Mix 2 heaping tbsp peanut butter or almond butter in with the coconut oil, and melt together.

  • Mix soya or tamari sauce with 2 tbsp water, add to the popcorn and mix
  • Sprinkle flaked brewer’s yeast for a savory treat and lots of vitamin B
  • Add ½ tsp cinnamon and ¼ cup chopped pecans, pistachios or almonds

Bonus: Air popped, real popcorn (not microwave) is a whole grain that makes a good crunchy snack with fiber and some vitamins and minerals.

Much better nutrition than crackers, chips or pretzels! So stop using microwave popcorn loaded with yuk, and get a popcorn popper to make healthy snacks for the whole family.

5. Apple & Cinnamon: Smells like Apple Pie

Here’s one of the easiest and best snacks for kids lunch boxes:

Ingredients:

  • Sliced apple
  • Cinnamon

Put sliced apple in small container or baggie and add cinnamon. Shake to mix and coat the apples. 

Also try: Serving with peanut butter, almond butter as a dip and presto, you have good snacks for kids using real food!

Bonus: The cinnamon keeps the apple from going brown, so these are better than plain sliced apples for kids lunches.

More Healthy Kids Snack Recipes Links

You may need more than just fun snacks for kids.

Here's help for changing habits for weight loss or if your kids have health problems, with the "No-Diet" book by Dr. Miriam Vos, a nationally known pediatric gastroenterologist.

She has looked after children with liver disease, diabetes and weight problems:

The No-Diet Solution for Overweight Kids

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