8 Healthy Snack Ideas Kids (and Moms) Will Love
Kids can be picky eaters when it comes to "healthy" food, however getting them to eat healthy foods without putting up a fight is easier than you think. With a few tips, and ideas your kids will love these fun & healthy snack ideas – and chances are you have a lot of these on hand!
Kids can certainly be picky eaters, especially when it comes to those "healthy" foods. However, healthy snacks kids can make and will actually eat does not have to be a defeat! Getting children involved with nutritious foods at an early age promotes health-sustaining practices for years to come. Get the kids in the kitchen with these homemade healthy snack ideas!
Healthy Snacks Kids Will Love
Ants on a Log
This fun little creation features celery stalks, peanut butter, and raisins! Fill the hollow area of the celery stalk with preferred peanut butter or other nut butter. Sprinkle on raisins and take a bite out of a classic, kid-friendly snack filled with protein and nutrients.
Peel and slice bananas into bite-sized pieces. Line bananas on a baking sheet with non-stick parchment paper. Drizzle melted dark chocolate onto bananas and sprinkle on nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or other desired toppings. Freeze until the chocolate is hardened and enjoy!
Sweet Greek Yogurt Dip
Dips are perfect for kids, as they offer them the chance to ditch the utensils and eat with their hands. Mix Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and a drizzle of honey together in a bowl. The dip pairs nicely with fresh strawberries, apple slices, and bananas.
Like mentioned above, dips are great for kids! Ranch and veggies are a great taste pairing. Unfortunately, store-bought ranch bottles are often loaded with hydrogenated oils, salt, and sugar. To avoid any unwanted ingredients, mix plain Greek yogurt and a dry ranch packet. The dip will not only be packed with flavor, but packed with protein. Dip cucumbers, carrots, and sliced peppers.
Popcorn can actually be a nutritious snack in absence of all the melted butter and added salt. Use seasonings found in your pantry to enhance and tailor the popcorn flavor to your liking. Try pizza seasonings such as oregano and basil or sweetened ideas to get your movie nights started!
Dip fresh blueberries into preferred yogurt and line on a non-stick baking sheet. Sprinkle on nuts, oats, coconut shavings or other tasty toppings. Freeze until the yogurt is hardened for a refreshing, antioxidant-rich treat!
Create a sliced apple station! Cut apples into slices and set out toppings kids can add themselves. Peanut butter, yogurt, raisins, nuts, seeds, and chocolate chips are just a few child-approved (and mom-approved!) ingredients.
For a mess-free picnic, alternate between meats and cheeses (chunks of chicken, sliced deli meats, and cheese cubes) on skewers. For an additional option, chop fresh fruits to have a fruit salad on a skewer. No bowls or utensils necessary, just a sweet tooth!