Top 35 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Are you tired of the same ole snacks for kids and wish you had new inspiration for healthy snacks you can feel good about serving?

Are you tired of the same ole snacks and wish you had new inspiration for healthy snacks for kids you can feel good about serving? Check out what my childcare provider friends say are tried and true snacks that kids LOVE!

Top 35 healthy snacks for kids!

Healthy snacks are super important for kids. Growing bodies need nutrients to help them grow. Click here to see how to get kids to eat healthy food.



 

Yummy, fun, healthy fruit kabobs-cooking with kids. Child squeezing lemon juice on a plate of cut up fruit for fruit kabobs, bananas, oranges, grapes and apples.

Sprouts snacks

My little sprouts love snacks and it gets hard to think of something they don’t tire of over time. The same ole crackers get dry and dusty when you serve them week after week. Find a cool way to punch them up a little and they’ll fall in love with them again. 

Can you add a smear of peanut butter or top with a slice of banana or cucumber to bring life into the healthy snacks you’re serving? What about making a snack mix with yummy raisins and dried cherries or whatever fruit you like and pretzels and cheerios? 

There are so many ways you can make healthy snack interesting. Try to change it up a little and see what you can dream up. 

Classroom snack ideas with protein

  1. Cheese cubes with crackers
  2. Frozen greek yogurt
  3. Pepperoni with cheese and crackers
  4. String cheese
  5. Cheese cubes with pretzels
  6. Frozen yogurt bites (place yogurt in an icing bag and squirt little drops all over a cookie sheet, freeze them for about 30 minutes. Kids love them! Thank you for the tip from Kimberly Olson)
  7. PBJ on tortilla
  8. Slushies made with Greek yogurt, berries and honey
  9. Ants on a log (celery filled with peanut butter and ants on top)
  10. Yogurt sprinkled with cereal
  11. Pita crackers with hummus
  12. Pretzels dipped in yogurt
  13. Half bagel with cream cheese and peanut butter
  14. Cottage cheese and fruit
  15. Carrot sticks with natural peanut butter to dip
  16. Apples with peanut butter
  17. Waffles and yogurt
  18. Veggies and hummus
  19. PBJ
  20. Cheese and summer sausage
  21. Peanut butter on tortilla, wrapped with raisins inside

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healthy Snack Ideas for Kids, kids at the table with plastic fruits and vegetables playing a healthy food game.

Healthy fruit snacks and vegetables

  1. Grapes
  2. Slushies made with Greek yogurt, berries and honey
  3. Ants on a log
  4. Cottage cheese and fruit
  5. Carrot sticks with natural peanut butter to dip
  6. Apples with peanut butter
  7. Veggies and hummus
  8. Peanut butter on tortilla, wrapped with raisins inside
  9. Green peppers
  10. Carrots
  11. Celery
  12. Cucumbers
  13. Cherry tomatoes
  14. Sweet rice with fruit
  15. Oatmeal with peaches
  16. Blueberries
  17. Banana cookies
  18. Strawberries
  19. Bananas
  20. Applesauce

fresh baked loaves of whole wheat bread cooling on the stove top

Healthy snack for toddlers and preschoolers-Bread:

  1. Cream cheese roll-ups on a tortilla, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar
  2. Sweet rice with fruit
  3. Pita crackers with hummus
  4. Oatmeal with peaches
  5. Toast
  6. Cheese cubes with crackers
  7. Pepperoni and cheese on crackers
  8. Cheese cubes with pretzels
  9. PJB on tortilla
  10. Yogurt sprinkled with cereal
  11. Half bagel with cream cheese and peanut butter
  12. Waffles and yogurt
  13. PBJ
  14. Banana cookies
  15. Peanut butter on tortilla, wrapped with raisins inside

For snack ideas that meet the whole grain requirement, click on the highlighted text. 

Toddler snack ideas

Click here for a super fun snack mix to make with your kids. Click here for cat eyes your kids can make themselves. Click here for a fruit kabob recipe for kids.

There are a ton more snack ideas kids can make on the blog, click around when you have time to check them all out!

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For more kid meal ideas for breakfast, lunch and snack that meet food program requirements, click on the highlighted meal you need. 

Healthy food for toddlers

Sometimes it just takes a little thinking outside the box to spark your creativity. I hope this list can help you renew your dusty snack ideas and come up with something new and exciting your kids will love! Check out the Top 10 Kid Meals That Aren’t Junk here! For more snack ideas made with real food, click here

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Are you tired of the same ole snacks for kids and wish you had new inspiration for healthy snacks for kids you can feel good about serving?

 

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2 comments

  1. Glad to see I’m not the only one that likes peanut butter (sunflower seed butter for me) and jelly on tortilla. I thought I was weird for that one. 🙂

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