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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
I love a good oatmeal bar, and these look like really, really good oatmeal bars! The kids are sure to love these.
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!
Hi, I’m Jessica! I am wife to Chris, and mom to Kaiper, Alana and our silver lab pup, Maui. We are expecting baby #3 right now, and excited to become a family of 5! I am a freelance website & blog developer, Co-Founder of Moxie Girl Fit Club, and aspiring author. I share about everything from parenting, how to make money from home, tutorials for my fellow bloggers, fitness and being a new homeschool family. Learn more about me here.