Whether you need some lunchbox additions, after-school options, or on-the-go energy boosters, this collection of Healthy Snacks for Kids has many easy recipes that are full of real-food nutrition. As a team of Registered Dietitians and real-life Moms, we know how important it is to have healthful options within reach when your kids are hungry! This post includes options for bars, bites, muffins, breads, and more that kids will love (and you can feel good about giving to them). We know because our own kids love them, too! The next time you’re in search of some healthy kid’s snacks to make, try some of these!
Healthy Back to School Snacks for Kids
Sometimes if feels like summer has just started, then all of a sudden we’re buying back-to-school supplies and perusing healthy kids snacks to send in lunchboxes. Our hope is that this round-up of Back to School Snacks for Kids will give you some delicious, healthy, easy, and quick options. Click on any image below to view that recipe blog post, including printable recipes. And if your kids love helping you in the kitchen, be sure to include them in the recipe-making fun! Kids love to measure, dump, and mix, and we often find that they are even more excited to eat a healthy snack when they’ve helped make it themselves!
Kid-Friendly Muffin Recipes and Breads
Total Time: 35 mins Dairy Free
The popular duo of peanut butter and chocolate come together with whole grain oats, flax, and chia seeds to make these no-bake, gluten-free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls. Perfect for meal prepping, lunch packing, and easy healthy snacks for kids.
What Are Some Healthy Snacks for kids for School?
Any of the above recipes make great healthy kids snacks, back to school snacks, on-the-go snack time, lunchbox additions, and after school snacks for kids. Here are some other healthy snack ideas you can provide for your kids that feature whole foods and plenty of nutrients (the calories, fiber, vitamins, and minerals) that kids need to thrive:
fruit like apples, oranges, bananas, watermelon cubes, musk melon, and grapescrackers and cheesevegetable sticks with hummus (we like to serve easy-to-chew veggies, such as bell pepper strips, skinny carrot sticks, and zucchini “fries”)cherry tomatoes with ranch dipdried fruit, such as dehydrated berries, raisins, or dried cherriesminiature sandwiches cut into fun shapes with cookie cutterspopcorntrail mixquesadillasloppy joe slides on sliders made from sweet potatoesoven baked sweet potato toastEnglish muffin pizzatortilla chips with bean dipdairy products, such as yogurt cups, cottage cheese cups, and string cheeseberries, apple slices, and other fruit with almond butter, peanut butter yogurt dip, or chocolate avocado dip
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