15 Healthy Snacks For Kids

Kids are always picky eaters, and snacks are probably their favourite items to eat the whole day. Which, of course, are not good for their health.

But what if I tell you there are plenty of healthy snacking options for your kids?

Yes, you can easily prepare them at home with wholesome ingredients.

Making healthy snacks at home adds extra nutrients to your kid’s diet.

You can serve these snacks in the evening, after meals, or pack them in the lunch so your kids don’t eat unhealthy items from the school canteen.

You’ll find several healthy snack ideas for kids. I’ll share some of my best, hassle-free, nutrient-rich kids’ snack ideas here.

1- Strawberry Banana Butterfly Fruit Tray

There’s no better healthy snack option for your kids other than fruits.

Try making this healthy butterfly fruit tray as a snack for them.

Different shapes and colours usually attract kids. Cut fruits like strawberries and bananas into various shapes and assemble them as butterflies.

If not with colour, your kid will be attracted by the shape and eat them as a fun activity.

2- Easy and Terrific Turtle Fruit Snacks

Here’s another unique fruit snack idea for kids. The presentation of these delicious fruits will make your kids eat them.

Roundly cut kiwis aligned with grapes make a beautiful turtle shape. Make this tray often so your kids can enjoy the nutrients of fruits.

Present this after a meal or as an evening snack.

3- Funfetti Banana Bread

Make this utterly delicious banana bread; I’m sure your kids will love this.

Kids love the soft and spongy texture of bread. With the added nutritional value of bananas, this bread will make the kids and mother happy.

Your kids can enjoy it for breakfast or as after-meal snacks. You can also pack it in their lunch box.

  • Calories: 250kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 8g

4- Dates Snickers

Any snack with a chocolaty texture grabs kids’ attention. These creamy dates Snickers have the goodness of chocolate and the added nutrition of dates.

This snack is made with a few ingredients and prepared with minimal effort.

These Snickers are the best replacement for artificially flavoured candies and chocolates.

Kids and even adults can enjoy it as a snack.

5- Chocolate Almond Banana Muffins

Make these chocolaty almond banana muffins for breakfast or evening snacks for your kids. They will love these spongy muffins with chocolate flavour.

Over-ripped bananas are usually not loved by anyone, so use them to make these simple and easy muffins.  

It is a healthy snack; almond flour and bananas provide your kids with fibre, proteins, and fats.

  • Calories: 190kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18.48g
  • Protein: 6.32g
  • Fat: 11.21g

6- Homemade Peach Applesauce

Try this yummy peach applesauce recipe with no added sugar.

Your kids will surely enjoy this snack’s amazing twist of peach and apple.

With just two fruits and easily available ingredients in your kitchen, make this peach applesauce delight for kids.

Whether served warm or chilled, it tastes superb.

7- Homemade Guacamole Without Cilantro

Kids love tangy and savoury snacks. Try this homemade guacamole snack if your kid loves savoury items.

You can add different ingredients according to the taste of your kids. For more nutritional content, try adding some fruits.

Serve it with crackers, tortillas, or chips as an evening snack. If available, add some cheese, as kids love cheese.

  • Calories: 111kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 9g

8- Banana Oat Muffins

Give your kids a treat by making these banana oat muffins. These are wholesome snacks made with gluten-free oats.

Milk, oats, bananas, eggs, and butter are all ingredients that add nutrients to your kids’ diet.

Top muffins with chocolate chips to make them a perfect kid-friendly snack.

You can bake muffins in large quantities and serve them to kids for breakfast, tiffin, or evening snack.

  • Calories: 141kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fat: 5g

9- Creamy Oat Milk Chocolate Pudding

Kids aren’t usually oats lovers. However, oats with some chocolaty or creamy taste can be the perfect snacking option for them.

There are no added sweeteners in this recipe. This pudding is naturally sweetened with dates and creamy peanut butter.

Add whipped cream or sprinkles to make this snack more appealing for your kids.

  • Calories: 269kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 9g

10- No-Bake Brownie Energy Bites

Brownie bites, even the name is enough to catch your kids’ attention. With this recipe, you can make a healthier version of brownies.

These brownie bites are made with little effort and natural ingredients full of protein, fibre, and omega 3’s.

Make these no-bake brownie bites frequently as an evening snack for your kids.

  • Calories: 173kcal

11- Chocolate Coconut Energy Balls

Try this recipe and serve your kids these chocolatey balls full of energy and nutrients.

You may call it a power snack for your kids. The chocolate and dates perfectly complement the shredded coconut coating.

Store them in a jar and give them to your kids after a meal or as an evening snack.

  • Calories: 142kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 8g

12- Brown Sugar Honey Glazed Carrots

Follow this recipe if you want your child to eat veggies as a snack. These honey-glazed carrots are savoury, so your kids will love them.

Not only as a snack, but also serve these browned sugar carrots for dinner.

The beautiful colour of the carrots, along with the sugar glaze, make it more tempting for your child.

  • Calories: 241kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 11g

13- Air Fryer Cheesy Potato Wedges

There’s no other snack like potatoes that your kids love to eat. Try making healthy potato wedges for kids with this recipe.

Made with simple pantry ingredients, your kids will surely enjoy these crispy air-fried potato wedges topped with cheese.

  • Calories: 281kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Fat: 8g

14- Blueberry Cottage Cheese Popsicles

These popsicles are the perfect evening time treat for your kids.

Make this healthier version of popsicles; with every bite, your kids will be delighted with the amazing flavours.

The goodness of cottage cheese, blueberries, and natural sweeteners make them a pack of nutrients for kids.

  • Calories: 146kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 29.2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 0.7g

15- Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

This is probably the easiest snack on this list. You can make this perfect kids’ snack with just two basic ingredients.

Treat your kids to this inexpensive snack full of nutrients and chocolaty flavour.

Add toppings of your choice to make these frozen banana sticks more attractive for your kids.

  • Calories: 67kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 2g

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