A List of Healthy Snacks for Kids

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Provide your kids with the fuel and nutrients they need whether they're on the go at school, on the field or at home before diving into that homework. These 10 easy and healthy snack recipes help you cut out those extra preservatives and sugars so you can feel confident you're feeding your little ones the very best. From refreshing frozen treats to hot and savory snacks, you'll be sure to find something new to nourish at snack time.

Banana-Raspberry Pops

Banana-raspberry pops are healthy and cool treats to dole out to the kids during those hot summer months. Kefir, raspberries and bananas pack these pops with probiotics, antioxidants, vitamin C and potassium. A bit of honey to finish these off makes for one sweet and tart wholesome treat!

Sweet and tart banana-raspberry pops are a treat for kids and adults, alike.
Sweet and tart banana-raspberry pops are a treat for kids and adults, alike. (Image: Christina Stanley)

Fruit Race Cars

Let your little monkeys play with their food with these fun little fruit race cars. Sliced apples and grapes give them a yummy dose of fiber and vitamins B-2, C and K. Add a little checkered race flag to really get them going.

Fruit race cars are a fun way to eat healthy.
Fruit race cars are a fun way to eat healthy. (Image: Flavia Andrews)

Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal makes for a delicious and warm after-school treat that's easy for the kids to help make. Have them explore their culinary creativity by letting them customize this with their choice of dried fruit, nuts and natural sweeteners.

Drizzle this baked oatmeal with a simple powdered sugar glaze.
Drizzle this baked oatmeal with a simple powdered sugar glaze. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Dark Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites

An old-fashioned treat gets a delightful, bite-sized makeover with this dark chocolate-covered banana bites recipe. Elevate your kids' palette with different toppings, such as coconut flakes, sea salt and toasted buckwheat with chopped goji berries.

Make several batches and freeze some for two weeks' worth of snacks.
Make several batches and freeze some for two weeks' worth of snacks. (Image: Ashlae Warner)

Homemade Hummus

Isn't it time you realized how easy it is to whip up some homemade hummus? In just 15 minutes, you'll have an impressively versatile spread that you can use in mini sandwiches or as a dip for pita chips and a variety of veggies like carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes. Plus, hummus provides protein, fiber and vitamins B-6 and C.

Skip the store-bought stuff, and make your own hummus at home.
Skip the store-bought stuff, and make your own hummus at home. (Image: Shaina Olmanson)

Spinach and Tomato Frittatas

Give your kids a yummy and nutritious after-school boost by cooking up these spinach and tomato frittatas before they start their homework. Packed with protein and vitamins C and K, this nutritious pick-me-up is exactly what your little munchkin needs after a long school day.

Your kids won't mind eating their veggies when it's in a spinach and tomato frittata.
Your kids won't mind eating their veggies when it's in a spinach and tomato frittata. (Image: Shaina Olmanson)

Goji Berry and Cacao Nib Oat Bars

Busy families often fall into convenient but unhealthy eating habits. Stop the cycle by making these goji berry and cacao nib oat bars instead of buying sugary granola bars at the store. These hearty bars are perfect to grab on the go during hectic mornings, and making them presents a great opportunity to show your little helpers how to eat healthfully.

Customize these bars with tasty variations, like dried mango and coconut flakes.
Customize these bars with tasty variations, like dried mango and coconut flakes. (Image: Ashlae Warner)

Homemade Cherry Ice

An easy DIY cherry reduction is the star of this homemade cherry ice. Make enough cherry reduction in one batch to have on hand for when the kids need a cool and sweet treat. Cherries are an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin C, but you can always use your family's favorite fruits for the reduction instead.

Homemade cherry ices are fun, bright and refreshing.
Homemade cherry ices are fun, bright and refreshing. (Image: Shaina Olmanson)

Quesadillas

Cheesy and savory quesadillas make for a easy after-school snack that you can whip up in less than 15 minutes. Additional ingredients like chicken, steak and veggies make this meal extra hearty and nutritious. Your kids will thank you as they nosh on their ooey, gooey, mouthwatering snack.

Add avocado and black beans to your quesadillas.
Add avocado and black beans to your quesadillas. (Image: Julia Mueller)

Strawberry and Oat Cookies

Strawberry and oat cookies allow you to indulge your family's sweet tooth without feeling too guilty. This easy recipe has kid-friendly steps that allow them to measure, pour and knead all the ingredients for the cookie dough. Soon enough, everyone can enjoy this chewy, fruity oatmeal cookie.

Experiment with different fruit spreads, like raspberry, apricot and cherry.
Experiment with different fruit spreads, like raspberry, apricot and cherry. (Image: Charity Curley Mathews)

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