Kids can be picky eaters and when it comes to the snacking department they often beg for the most unhealthy choices! Whether it be candy bars from the checkout line or ice cream treats from the freezer section it can be a never-ending battle to encourage them to choose healthier options!
Rest assured, we’re here to help. We’ve searched the web to compile a list of not just healthy snacks but snacks your picky eaters will actually want to eat! From popsicles to chips, and even candy we’ll cover it all.
Are your kids pulling your arm in the grocery store begging you to buy popsicles or ice cream bars? Be sure to make these insanely delicious yet healthy peaches and cream smoothie popsicles at home!
They’ll take one bite and never beg you for the unhealthy version again! These dreamy popsicles are made with fresh peaches, protein-rich Greek yogurt, and honey.
https://ohsodelicioso.com/orange-creamsicle-smoothie-pops/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: OH SO DELICIOUS
This idea is so simple it doesn’t require a recipe! If you struggle with encouraging your children to add more fruits to their diet prepare a plate of these apple donut snacks.
Simply slice apples and cut out the core. Top the apple with peanut butter, almond butter, or any nut-free butter of your choice! Then top the apples with toppings they’ll enjoy. Some great options are dark chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and assorted nuts.
What’s better than chocolate chip banana muffins, the healthy version of course! Blender muffins are the epitome of quick and easy snacks. You merely dump all the ingredient into the blender, blend and then bake in the oven!
In addition to the easy preparation, these tasty muffins get a healthy makeover. These muffins are made of wholesome ingredients such as bananas, almond butter, almond milk, and dark chocolate chips but don’t worry your kids will love them!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/grain-free-blender-muffins-gfv/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Kids love cookies, that is true, but they usually crave the healthy kinds that are loaded with sugar. Whip up a batch of these delicious banana oatmeal cookies and watch them disappear quickly!
You’ll be happy to learn that these delicious cookies only require 3 simple ingredients. These include ripe bananas, oatmeal, and dark chocolate chips. From start to finish these delightful treats will take you only 20 minutes!
https://www.onecleverchef.com/3-ingredient-banana-oatmeal-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ONE CLEVER CHEF
Do your kids crave savory snacks over sweet? Try these cheesy veggie quinoa cakes! They’re gluten-free, whole-grain, and healthy. But Don’t worry, they have enough flavor and are incredibly delicious!
Quinoa provides a great source of protein and the veggies provide additional vitamins and minerals. The ingredients are bound together with eggs and ooey-gooey cheese!
https://www.superhealthykids.com/recipes/cheesy-veggie-quinoa-cakes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SUPER HEALTHY KIDS
Kids love to eat candy but if you don’t love loading your kiddos up with sugar try making these homemade gummies! They’re cute, colorful and tasty and your kids will surely gobble them up!
This recipe provides instructions on how to prepare not 1 but 3 different delicious gummy flavors! These include blueberry and lemon, raspberry, and mango, lemon and turmeric!
https://lovefoodnourish.com/homemade-gummies-no-added-sugar/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LOVE FOOD NOURISH
Granola bars are great because they’re quick and easy snacks. However, not all store-bought granolas bars contain clean ingredients!
Instead, prepare a batch of these healthy snack bars. Your kids will love the chewy texture and delicious flavor and you’ll feel at ease that they’re indulging in something healthy!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/chewy-healthy-snack-bars/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Your kids may be hootin’ and hollerin’ in the back seat for some French fries but don’t give in to the drive-through requests! Instead, whip up a batch of these delicious cauli-tots!
You’ll feel good about feeding these to your children and better yet, they won’t even know that they’re healthy! These tots are made from shredded cauliflower, cheddar cheese, an egg, and just a couple other ingredients.
http://www.yummymummyclub.ca/blogs/katja-wulfers-around-the-table/20150309/cauliflower-cheese-recipes PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: YUMMY MUMMY CLUB
Kids love fruit rolls up, and there is no question as to why – they’re loaded with sugar! This recipe proves that not only can you replicate their favorite snack but with healthy ingredients too.
These healthy fruit leathers require just 3 ingredients. They’re naturally colored and sweetened with a dash of honey! The secret is to bake the fruit leathers low and slow in the oven.
https://ohsodelicioso.com/peach-raspberry-fruit-leather-summer-snack-series/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=345661968_10807264_320405 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: OH SO DELICIOUS
This simple idea combines fruit and yogurt in a unique way! Pile Greek yogurt into a piping bag and squeeze the yogurt into raspberries.
This idea is so simple that even your kids could do it themselves. They’ll have fun filling their raspberries and will enjoy eating them even more!
https://www.healthylittlefoodies.com/yogurt-filled-raspberries/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HEALTHY LITTLE FOODIES
Your kids won’t be able to say no to these delicious chocolate snack bites. Little do they know they’re made with many wholesome ingredients!
Our snack bites are nut-free which means they’re the perfect school-friendly snack! In addition, to the decadent chocolate flavor, these snack bites also have a surprise raspberry jam center!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/no-bake-nut-free-chocolate-raspberry-stuffed-snack-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
The next time your children have a craving for potato chips, prepare these healthy veggies chips together! These veggie chips are made from a variety of different veggies such as sweet potato, beets, zucchini, taro, rutabaga, summer squash, and white potatoes.
You may want to slice the veggies using a mandolin as it can be dangerous for little ones, however, once sliced, let yous kids drizzle the veggies with oil and add a dash of salt. They’ll crisp up wonderfully in the oven, and in no time you’ll have a delicious and healthy snack to dig into together.
https://wholefully.com/crispy-baked-vegetable-chips/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WHOLEFULLY
Granola bars are perfect for so many moments: breakfast time; an at-work or school-safe snack; a picnic, playground, or on-the-trail treat; or even an after-school “moooooooom I’m hungry” snack. We’ve got this easy healthy granola bar recipe for you today that is packed full of protein and healthy fats AND doesn’t have nuts making it 100% school safe should you decide to pop one into your little one’s lunch bag.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/easy-nut-free-no-bake-chocolate-chip-granola-bars/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY