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When it comes to healthy snacks for kids, the struggle is real. Right mamas? I don’t know about you, but I try to be creative and fun when it comes to snacks for my kids, and I end up with a huge brain freeze. Here, have some goldfish.

As we head into summer, I want to be sure I am armed with a huge list of ideas for healthy snacks for kids. We all know they’re going to be eating us out of the house this summer, so let’s try to keep it (mostly) healthy.

Before we get into the list, one of the easiest ways I get my kids to snack healthy is to set out a plate of simple, raw fresh veggies and fruit and just leave it there. Now here’s the trick: don’t tell them it’s for them. In fact, pretending like it’s for you increases chances of child consumption by 99%. I’m telling you fellow mamas, it works every time. Now, let’s get to this list of fun, healthy snacks for kids!

The Ultimate List of Healthy Snacks for Kids

Here is a huge list of healthy snacks for kids that I've compiled from a ton of other mom bloggers. Happy Snacking!

1

Frozen Greek Yogurt Chocolate Berry Bark

Photo Credit: Extreme Couponing Mom

My daughter loves yogurt, so I know she is going to be a huge fan of this snack! I also love that it's frozen, because here in Florida we could use a cool treat during the summer.

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2

Fruit Tacos with Maple Yogurt Drizzle

Photo Credit: Veggie Desserts

You can't go wrong with tacos, right? These fruit tacos are bright, colorful, fresh, and so fun for kids!

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3

Homemade Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Photo Credit: The Best Ideas for Kids

Popsicles are a favorite around here! Even better, healthier fresh fruit popsicles that have nice big chunks of real fresh fruit in them!

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4

Honey Roasted Chickpeas

Photo Credit: Allergy Girl Eats

Honey roasted chickpeas are one of my favorite snacks for myself, especially since becoming plant-based. They naturally deserve a spot on a list of healthy snacks for kids. They are simple yet delicious and of course, healthy!

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Homemade Fruit Roll Ups Recipe | Strawberry Fruit Leather

Photo Credit: Mommy Musings

My kids LOVE fruit rolls ups so much, but when I see them in stores I don't think of them as a "healthy snack for kids". These, however, have one ingredient: strawberries. (Added sugar is optional.) Therefore, they make the list!

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Healthy Banana Sushi Rolls – Quick & Easy After School Snack Idea

Photo Credit: Mommy Musings

These banana sushi rolls might be the cutest snack idea ever. Add in the fact that kids will love to eat with chopsticks, and this is a winner on the list of healthy snacks for kids.

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7

Super Slimy Snail Snacks

Photo Credit: Two Kids & A Coupon

Move over ants on a log, super slimy snail snacks are here and they are so cute. My kids are going to LOVE it when I surprise them with these as a snack this summer.

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8

Quinoa Recipes: Quinoa and Cranberry Muffins

Photo Credit: Family, Food and Travel

I love having muffins on hand for a quick snack, and can't wait to try these quinoa and cranberry muffins!

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9

Chocolate Date Balls – Double Chocolate Energy Balls Recipe

Photo Credit: Everyday Savvy

Using dates as a healthier alternative to sweeten things is one of my favorite cooking tricks as a mom. I can see my kids loving these chocolate date balls because well, chocolate!

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10

Clean Eating Granola Bars

Photo Credit: Organized 31

I definitely want to have these clean eating granola bars on hand this summer. This healthy snack for kids is packed full of goodness and looks delicious too!

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11

No-Bake Energy Bites (37 calories!)

Photo Credit: Salt & Baker

Some of my favorite words as a mom: no bake and energy. We have made these, or a variation of them, several times and they are always a favorite!

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12

Air Fryer Apple Chips + Tutorial {Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole 30, Vegan}

Photo Credit: Recipes from a Pantry

My kids love apples. They also love eating half an apple and leaving the rest in random places. I love the idea of making apple chips in the air fryer and having them on hand as a healthy snack for kids!

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13

Apple Chips and Dip - My Kitchen Love

Photo Credit: My Kitchen Love

Speaking of apple chips, this awesome recipe has a sugar-free yogurt dip that I am super excited about, because I know my kids will love it!

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14

Pear Fruit Donuts- A Healthy And Quick Snack Recipe For Kids

Photo Credit: On My Kids Plate

One of my favorite healthy snacks for kids is a PEAR. My kids love pears, and I try to always have them on hand (which is hard because once they are ready to eat, they need to be eaten pretty soon). I love this idea for pear fruit donuts and will definitely be trying them this summer with the kids!

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15

Peanut Butter Strawberry Banana Owl Kid's Snack

Photo Credit: On My Kids Plate

I want to eat this snack myself, nevermind healthy snacks for kids, how about healthy snacks for moms! This snack is so cute and creative, and keyword: healthy.

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Homemade Gluten-Free + Vegan Goldfish (Allergy-Free, Grain-Free)

Photo Credit: Strength & Sunshine

So I know I joked about goldfish earlier, but these are the exception. They are homemade, gluten free + vegan!!

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Homemade Gluten-Free + Vegan Cheez-Its (Allergy-Free, Grain-Free)

Photo Credit: Strength & Sunshine

If your kids love Cheez-Its like mine do, you have got to try these gluten free, vegan, homemade cheez its!

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18

Blueberry Peach Popsicles (Only 2 Ingredients!)

Photo Credit: Dancing Through the Rain

One rule of thumb I've learned since becoming more aware of what "healthy" really means, is that LESS ingredients is MORE healthy. These blueberry peach popsicles only have 2 ingredients, so they win their place on the list of healthy snacks for kids!

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19

Crispy Homemade Baked Zucchini Chips

Photo Credit: In the Kids Kitchen

Just looking at these homemade baked zucchini chips makes my mouth water. I love a good snack I can sit out and let the kids pick up throughout the day with zero mom guilt.

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20

Naturally Sweetened Apple Cinnamon Oat Balls

Photo Credit: In the Kids Kitchen

Cinnamon Apple, such a good combination. You really can't go wrong there. I love quick and easy snacks that are ready to just grab for the kids and myself too!

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21

Crispy Baked Kale Chips (with VIDEO)

Photo Credit: The Soccer Mom Blog

My oldest loves kale SO much. To the point where I can leave raw kale out on the counter and he will just stop by to eat it all day. He also loves kale chips, so they are a go-to in our house. Not to mention, kale is basically the epitome of healthy.

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22

Healthy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Photo Credit: The Soccer Mom Blog

Granola bars for the win! Chocolate plus peanut butter is always a winning combo, and this healthy version is a great option for kids snacks this summer.

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23

Cranberry Orange Granola

Photo Credit: Bunny's Warm Oven

I love the combination of cranberry and orange, and kids always seem to love it too! This cranberry orange granola can be a great snack, part of breakfast, or something healthy to graze on throughout the day!

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24

Kids Kitchen: Nutella Strawberry Snack ⋆ Sugar, Spice and Glitter

Photo Credit: Sugar, Spice and Glitter

Oh Nutella, how I love you. You can't go wrong with kids and nutella.

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25

Fruit Filled Frozen Yogurt Cups For Healthy Snacking

Photo Credit: Fun Money Mom

In Florida we are all about the frozen snacks, especially during the heat of summer. This healthy snack for kids is packed full of fruit and sure to cool you off this summer!

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26

Blueberry Carrot Muffins made with Greek Yogurt {Recipe} #nutritionmonth

Photo Credit: Little Miss Kate

YUM was the first word that came to mind when I read the name of these muffins. I love that they use greek yogurt!

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Mini Chickpea Flour Vegan Frittata Bites (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)

Photo Credit: Strength & Sunshine

These Vegan Frittata Bites use chickpea flour, and I am very, very, intrigued. I recently began vegan myself and I am always on the hunt for new great recipes that I can share with the kids!

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28

Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

Photo Credit: Dizzy, Busy and Hungry

I love pretty food, and this raspberry frozen yogurt sure is pretty. What a refreshing healthy snack for kids!

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29

2 Minute Apple Pie Crunch

Photo Credit: Dizzy, Busy and Hungry

Apples are such a popular snack in our house just by themselves, but I think when I make this apple pie crunch for the kids it will be a huge hit!

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Homemade Gluten-Free Vegan Copycat Pizza Bagel Bites (Allergy-Free)

Photo Credit: Strength & Sunshine

Bagel Bites take me back to my childhood. I can see my sister and I now, cooking baking bites in the toaster oven while our friends hung out on our front porch. Those were the days. So I was super excited to find this recipe for gluten free, vegan copycat bagel bites!

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31

Healthy and Nutritious Hummus Cracker Snacks

Photo Credit: Little Miss Kate

I've already professed my love of chickpeas, so naturally hummus is a winner in my house too. These hummus crackers are the perfect healthy snack idea for kids!

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Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Photo Credit: Natalie's Health

Peanut Butter for the win! We love PB in this house. And energy, energy is good. Peanut Butter Energy Balls are a great snack to have on hand for the kids to grab after they exhaust themselves with summer fun!

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33

Easy and Healthy Rainbow Rice Rolls Kids Will Love

Photo Credit: Meraki Mother

I will take any chance I can get to pack my kids full of fresh veggies, so these rainbow rice rolls are perfect for this list of healthy snacks for kids!

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34

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas Snack Recipe

Photo Credit: In the Kids Kitchen

Crunchy goodness, that's what roasted chickpeas are. Yummy, healthy, crunchy goodness that you want your kids eating.

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35

Easy 3-Ingredient Homemade Protein Bar Recipe

Photo Credit: In the Kids Kitchen

You had me at "three ingredients". Easy to make, few ingredients to buy, and less ingredients means healthier.

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36

Maple Oatmeal Muffins

Photo Credit: Bunny's Warm Oven

I love a good muffin. The kids feel like they are a treat but you can pack them full of so much goodness, like this maple oatmeal muffins.

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Berry Yogurt Popsicles

Photo Credit: Bunny's Warm Oven

Popsicles are a MUST for summer. And if you're somewhere warm like we are, all year round. The problem is, a lot of them are just a stick of frozen processed sugar. These berry yogurt popsicles are so much better!

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38

Homemade Gluten-Free + Allergy-Free Uncrustables (Vegan)

Photo Credit: Strength & Sunshine

I love homemade, gluten free uncrustables are the perfect snack, which can also be part of lunch!

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39

Banana Chocolate Buckwheat Donuts

Photo Credit: My Kitchen Love

Buckwheat donuts, say what? These look amazing. Also, any time you say banana and chocolate in the same sentence, I'm in. Wait, this is a list of healthy snacks for kids, not for me, right?

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars

Photo Credit: Natalie's Health

I love a good oatmeal bar, and these look like really, really good oatmeal bars! The kids are sure to love these.

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When it comes to healthy snacks for kids, you can be as creative as you want or you can go super simple. I hope you found this list helpful. Be sure to pin it on Pinterest so you can look back at it when you need to, and share on Facebook for your mom friends! Moms unite and conquer snack time!

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