Easy and Healthy Snack Recipes for Kids

Tricking your kids into eating healthy is the perpetual struggle of parents. And finding new and creative ways to fit in fruits and vegetables without getting caught only gets more difficult. So, allow us to take off some of the load. With the help of these easy kid-friendly recipes, it might not be so hard to get your children excited about healthy snacks.

Avocado Truffles

These gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and vegan truffles by What The Fork Food Blog are just as tasty as they are healthy. Avocado and cocoa powder makes for a chocolatey substance that’s hard to differentiate from ordinary chocolate. Combined with an outer coating of shredded coconut, they’ll quickly become your sweet tooth craving. Get the recipe at What the Ford Food Blog

Silly Animal Toast

These adorable toast spreads from Instrupix will keep your kids entertained and fed. Make faces out of blueberries, strawberries, or any other fruit with a delicious almond butter, peanut butter, or Nutella spread. Each face adds a level of excitement not previously found with ordinary toast. Get the recipe at Instrupix

Mini Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Sneak in some vegetables with these mini muffins from Cupcakes & Kale Chips. Your little ones will barely notice that they’re eating carrots and zucchinis for an afternoon snack. Get the recipe at Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Frozen Applesauce Bites

These applesauce bites by Fun Learning for Kids make a lot of snack with little effort. By taking your favorite applesauce, or combination of apple sauces, and freezing theme into bites, your kids can enjoy the luxury of a popsicle without the mess. Get the recipe at Fun Learning for Kids

Homemade Cheese Animal Crackers

Skip the store-bought animal crackers and consider this homemade option from Hello, Yummy instead. These cheesy crackers are actually pretty easy to make by using tiny animal cutters. Get the recipe at Hello, Yummy

Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

This three-ingredient, no-bake recipe from The Lazy Dish is a perfect on-the-go snack for kids and adults alike. Cheerios, honey and peanut butter make for a sweet candy bar that satisfies your breakfast and dessert needs all in one. Get the recipe at The Lazy Dish

Frozen Yogurt Bark

You can make this yummy yogurt bark from Diethood in advance for a quick breakfast or mid-morning snack. Sprinkle berries, granola and some of your other favorite yogurt toppings. Get the recipe at Diethood

Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bites

This savory dish from The Melrose Family is the perfect way to use up all the leftover vegetables lying around in your freezer. You can even add chicken to add protein! Get the recipe at The Melrose Bites

Homemade Protein Bars

Leave those dry and chalky protein bars on the shelves! These homemade bars from Tastes Better from Scratch are healthy, all-natural and require no baking time! Plus, the nut butter and mix-ins are totally customizable to fit your family’s taste. Get the recipe at Tastes Better from Scratch

Cool Ranch Chickpeas

Here in the Midwest, we love ranch dressing! But it’s no secret that ranch sauce and ranch-flavored things aren’t always the healthiest. Try adding some ranch flavor to this healthy, crunchy snack: chickpeas! Get the recipe at Delish


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