20 Healthy Snacks for Kids

healthy kids snacks

So you know the importance of healthy snacks…not just for you, but for your kids.

Healthy snacks can boost your kids’ concentration. And good concentration is important for learning new skills, whether that be at preschool or school.

But kids can be so picky and fickle. One day they like something the next day they don’t.

So, it’s important to have a variety of healthy snacks on your snack rotation. Just because.

Today I’m sharing 20 Healthy Snacks for Kids. They’re not only delicious but nutritious too.

So, you can feel good about giving them to your kids.

And talking about feeling good, you’ll want to make sure that you store your kids’ snacks in non-toxic containers.

I recommend these containers because they’ll not only keep your kids’ snacks fresh longer; they don’t contain toxic chemicals either.

1. No-Bake Strawberry Almond Energy Bites

Strawberry Almond Energy Bites

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Are you looking for a healthy alternative to donut holes? These are a great option.

They’re tasty morsels of goodness. They’re made with tasty ingredients like Medjool dates, strawberries, almonds, rolled oats, and shredded coconut flakes.

So, they have natural sweetness and crunch. Your kids definitely won’t miss the sugar.

Almonds are not only tasty but healthy too. They are good sources of fat, protein, and fiber.

So, they’re sure to keep your kids full. And away from the cookie jar.

They’re also packed with antioxidants.

Making these energy bites is pretty simple. Just pulse all your ingredients, except the coconut flakes in a food processor. This food processor should do the trick.

Next, form your mixture into balls and put them in the fridge for one hour. Then pulse your coconut flakes in the food processor.

Finally, roll the balls in the coconut flakes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 91
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 5g

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2. Veggie Sticks & Dip Pots

Veggie Sticks & Dip Pots

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How many times do you try to get your kids to eat their veggies? More times than you can count, right?

But those pleas and threats are often met with resistance. So, if you’re looking for a good way to get your kids to eat your veggies, and keep everyone happy, these are a great option.

On the menu are an assortment of fresh veggies. Veggies like red, green and yellow peppers, carrots, and cucumbers.

And for the “dipping” sauce, you have plain peanut butter. After all, what kid doesn’t love peanut butter?

The crunchiness of the veggies combined with the smoothness of the peanut butter is a definite winner.

Are you making these snacks for a peanut-free environment? Not a problem.

Just use salsa instead. They will still taste delicious.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 30
  • Fats: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

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3. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

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Are your kids craving the munchies? These spicy roasted chickpeas are sure to satisfy their cravings.

They’re crunchy and packed with flavor. That’s because your’re using a ton of spices.

So, bring out those measuring spoons. I like these ones here because they don’t rust or get stained.

Now, these roasted chickpeas do have some heat, because of the hot chili powder. So, if your kids don’t like anything spicy (like a lot of kids do), just leave out the hot chili powder or use regular chili powder instead.

Besides being tasty, this snack is packed with protein. In fact, one serving provides a whopping 18 grams of protein.

So, it’s a great snack for your growing kids.

To make them, just dry out your canned or cooked chickpeas. Then roast them in the oven for about 40 minutes, stirring once or twice.

Finally, toss your them in some olive oil and spices. Enjoy! Check out more high protein chickpea recipes like this one here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 366
  • Fats: 9.8g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbs: 54g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 9.2g

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4. Cinnamon Raisin Tortilla Pinwheels

Cinnamon Raisin Tortilla Pinwheels

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Getting your kids to help out in the kitchen is very important. Not only does it teach them valuable cooking skills, but it’s also important for healthy eating.

That is because when they’re involved in making healthy snacks, they’re more likely to eat them too. Double win.

These tortilla pinwheels are a dish that you and your kids can make together. And they’re pretty addictive.

The crunchiness of the apples is balanced by the smoothness of the cream cheese. And the carrots, apples, and cinnamon add natural sweetness.

Making them takes only 15 minutes. And once you’ve prepped your ingredients, it’s just a matter of spreading your ingredients on the whole wheat tortillas and cutting them up into pinwheels.

So, your kids can do the assembly work, while you do the cutting.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 81
  • Fats: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g

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5. Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip & Pineapple Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip & Pineapple Muffins

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If you’re a big fan of bananas, you probably keep a bunch on hand for healthy snacking-for you and your kids. But sometimes, despite your best intentions, you may end up with overripe bananas.

So, if you’re looking for a way to use up your overripe bananas, give these muffins a try.

They’re moist and taste amazing. The combination of bananas, pineapples, and chocolate chips is delicious.

To keep your muffins from sticking to your muffin pan, make sure you grease your muffin pans well, or you can simply use a muffin liner. I like these liners because they’re reusable, so they end up saving you money.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 143.28
  • Fats: 6.57g
  • Protein: 2.37g
  • Carbs: 19.47g
  • Sugar: 9.31g

Recipe

6. Easy Peanut Butter Banana Snack

Peanut Butter Banana Snack

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And talking about bananas, here’s another banana snack. Kids can never have enough bananas, right?

That’s because bananas aren’t only delicious, but nutritious too. They’re packed with a number of nutrients like potassium, Vitamin C, and manganese.

Peanut butter and banana sandwiches are a classic sandwich duo. After all, what’s not to love about the sweetness of bananas paired with the creaminess of peanut butter?

With this snack, you skip the bread. And instead of cutting up your bananas into small slices, you slice your banana lengthwise to form two “logs”.

Then top your logs with peanut butter and your kids’ favorite toppings. Some toppings they can choose include blueberries, raisins, or shredded coconut.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 119
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 8g

Recipe

7. Frozen Yogurt Bark

Frozen Yogurt Bark

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Yogurt is a great way snack to boost your kids’ calcium intake. But eating it isn’t always pretty, particularly for the younger ones.

So if you want your kids to enjoy all the nutrition of yogurt without the mess, frozen yogurt bark is a good alternative.

This frozen yogurt bark is crispy, creamy, and pretty yummy. And it’s packed with ingredients like blueberries, strawberries, and nuts, which add extra nutrition.

To make it, you’ll need a good sheet pan. If you need some, there’s a good deal on these high-quality sheet pans here.

And if your kids get tired of the berry-nut frozen yogurt combination, you can simply change the toppings. Some good toppings include chocolate chips, shredded coconut, or raisins.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 95
  • Fats: 4g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 11g

Recipe

8. Crispy Baked Apple Chips

Baked Apple Chips

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Are you looking to use up any extra apples lying in your fridge? Make these baked apple chips.

They’re crispy and sweet, and make a healthy alternative to potato chips. The ground cinnamon complements the dried apples beautifully.

And they’re pretty healthy. That’s because they’re packed with Vitamin C, which is good for your kids’ immune system.

The key to getting them super crisp is to slice your apples really thin. To make this easier, you can simply use a mandolin-like this.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 64
  • Fats: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 12g

Recipe

9. Broccoli Cheese Bites

Broccoli Cheese Bites

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You probably nag your kids to eat their broccoli. And for a good reason.

Broccoli is packed with vitamins like Vitamins C and K. It also contains a potent antioxidant that promotes good health. So, make sure your kids eat their broccoli.

And these broccoli cheese bites make it even easier to do this. They’re crispy, flavorful, and packed with cheesy goodness.

Besides being packed with broccoli, these broccoli cheese bites contain a number of other nutrient-packed foods. Food like quinoa and chickpeas.

So, they’re a good source of plant-based protein. Perfect if you’re raising your kids vegetarian.

Check out more high protein snack recipes like this here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 43
  • Fats: 1.7g
  • Protein: 2.2g
  • Carbs: 4.8g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sugar: 0.2g

Recipe

10. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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Protein is pretty important for your kids’ development. But kids can be pretty picky… Did I mention that already?

This means your kids may be barely eating their meals. And living only on snacks.

So, you want to make their snacks count.

These protein balls make for a great snack. You can even serve them for breakfast too.

They’re moist and taste just like Reese’s peanut butter cups. But they’re much healthier.

Not only are they packed with protein, they’re also packed with heart-healthy fat as well. So they’re quite filling.

One batch makes 16 servings. And since they can last up to 3 months in the freezer, this makes them perfect for meal prep.

Just make sure you store them in freezer-safe containers like these to prevent freezer burn.

While you’re at it, feel free to make an extra batch of these. The adults in the family will love these just as much as the kiddos.

Check out more high protein powder recipes like this here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 100
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 6g

Recipe

11. Healthy Ham, Cheese, & Zucchini Muffins

Ham, Cheese, & Zucchini Muffins

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Looking for a sneaky way to get your kids to eat more veggies? Serve them these muffins.

They’re moist and savory. And the combination of ham and cheese is dynamite… After all, which kid doesn’t love ham and cheese?

And the grated zucchini is slipped right into the batter. Your kids definitely won’t be complaining about having to eat their veggies.

Mission accomplished!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 203
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

Recipe

12. Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins

Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins

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Do you have a kid who has allergies to gluten and nuts? Then you know that when it comes to sweet snacks like muffins, the pickings can be pretty slim.

That’s because your typical gluten-free flours like almond and coconut flour contain nuts.

These chickpeas muffins are a nice gluten-free and nut-free muffin option.

They taste amazing. The bananas, strawberries, and brown sugar add a sweetness that your kids will enjoy.

The secret to these muffins being gluten and nut-free is the flour. To make them, you’ll be using chickpea flour.

Besides being nut and gluten-free, chickpea flour is packed with protein and fiber. If you’d like to try some, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 128
  • Fats: 4g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 9g

Recipe

13. Yogurt Filled Raspberries

Yogurt Filled Raspberries

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Looking for a pretty easy snack that isn’t plain fruit? Try these yogurt filled raspberries.

Raspberries are filled with plain Greek yogurt for a snack that is dainty and tasty. Your kids will want to keep popping them in their mouths.

And you can definitely change the fillings. One day you could fill them with chocolate. The next day, you could fill them with peanut butter…the possibilities are endless.

To make them, just fill the raspberries using a piping bag. Or, you can simply use a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 25
  • Fats: 0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g

Recipe

14. Easy Zucchini Pizza Bites

Zucchini Pizza Bites

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Do your kids love pizza pockets? Feed them these pizza bites instead.

Marina sauce and ooey gooey cheese are melted on roasted zucchini slices for a taste that your kids will enjoy… This may just become your kids’ favorite snack.

Making them is pretty easy. Start by slicing your zucchini into thin rounds.

Next, place your zucchini rounds on a paper towel, add some salt, and let sit for a few minutes. The salt will wick away the moisture from the zucchini, so make sure you don’t skip this step.

Then place your zucchini rounds on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Top with sauce and cheese and bake in the oven for about 12 minutes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 119
  • Fats: 7.4g
  • Protein: 7.4gg
  • Carbs: 5.8g
  • Fiber:
  • Sugar: 3.5g

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15. Healthy Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

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We all have busy lives, adults, and kids included. So, it’s important to have snacks to eat on the go.

And granola bars make the perfect on-the-go snack. Just put one or two granola bars in your kids’ backpacks, and away they go.

But store-bought granola bars tend to be packed with sugar and added preservatives. So, they may not be the best option.

These no-bake granola bars are filled with sugar and spice and everything nice. Ok, everything BUT the sugar.

They’re packed with delicious, yet healthy ingredients like rolled oats, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, Goji berries, and pomegranate seeds.

You may just want to steal, ahem, grab some of these snacks for yourself too. So, go right ahead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 131
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 4g

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16. Tuna & Veggie Mini Quiches

Tuna & Veggie Mini Quiches

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Looking for a savory snack that’s good hot or cold? Give these a try.

They’re moist and packed with cheesy goodness. And the tuna adds some extra protein, while the green peas and corn add a natural sweetness.

These mini quiches are perfect for meal prepping. All it takes is 5 minutes of prep work. Then you let your oven do the baking.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 204
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 13.4g
  • Carbs: 12.1g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Sugar: 3.3g

Recipe

17. Ham, Apple & Cheese Wraps

Ham, Apple & Cheese Wraps

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Time for some ham, apple & cheese wraps. After all, which kid doesn’t love cheese?

And cheese loves them back. Not only is cheese a good source of protein. It’s also an excellent source of calcium that your kids need for healthy bones.

These wraps are as good to eat as they are to look at. The sweetness and crunchiness of the apples are a great contrast to the smoothness and creaminess of the ham and cheese.

And as fancy, as they appear, they’re pretty easy to assemble. Just lay a slice of ham on a cutting board.

Then place an apple and a cheese slice in the middle. Finally, wrap your ham around your ham and cheese slices, and fasten with a toothpick.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 54
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g

Recipe

18. Breaded Cauliflower Bites With Pizza Dipping Sauce

Breaded Cauliflower Bites

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Are you having a hard time trying to get your kids to eat their cauliflower? Getting them to eat their cauliflower will be a breeze with these cauliflower bites.

On the menu are cauliflower florets with a cheesy breadcrumb coating. All served with a homemade pizza dipping sauce with pepperoni…

Your kids will feel like they’re eating at their favorite Italian restaurant. Besides being tasty, these cauliflower bites are a powerhouse of nutrition.

Cauliflower is a rich source of Vitamin C, which is important for a healthy immune system. And it’s an excellent source of fiber, so it’s good for their digestion.

With a snack this tasty, your kids will be fighting to eat these cauliflower bites.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 127
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 20g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 6g

Recipe

19. Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

 Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

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Are your kids craving french fries? Serve them these instead.

These zucchini chips are crispy and taste delicious. They do have some heat, so if your kids hate spicy, you can simply leave out the cayenne pepper… They’ll still taste delicious.

And if your kids do love all things spicy, serve them with some homemade Sriracha aioli.

Besides being tasty, these chips are good for your kids. That’s because zucchini is an excellent source of Vitamin A, which is important for healthy vision.

And it’s a good source of various vitamins and minerals such as manganese, magnesium, Vitamin C, and potassium.

What I love most about these zucchini chips is that they’re not deep-fried. Instead, they’re fried in an air fryer, so they’re healthier for your kids.

Besides using an air fryer to make healthier zucchini chips, you can also use it to make family favorites like fried chicken. If you’re looking to buy an air fryer, you can save some money right now on this air fryer here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 384
  • Fats: 15g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 50g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 7g

Recipe

20. Ants on a Log

Ants on a Log

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Need a healthy snack ready in 1,2,3? Making snacks doesn’t get much easier than this.

Peanut butter with celery is a winning combination. The creaminess of the peanut butter pairs wonderfully with the crunchiness of the celery.

And the raisins add extra sweetness. Also, who can argue with how cute these snacks are?

And there are so many ways you can change up this snack. For instance, if you’re going to be serving these in a nut-free environment, you can simply swap cream cheese for peanut butter, and add some carrot “buttons” on the log.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 71
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

Recipe

Conclusion

Which one of these healthy snacks are your favorite? What are the kids thinking? Let me know!

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