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10 Healthy Snacks Kids Will Love

Parenting Just For Fun
Veselova Elena | Canva Veselova Elena | Canva

As parents, we all know the struggle of finding healthy snacks that our kids will actually eat. It can be easy to grab a bag of chips or a sugary treat, but those options aren't the best for our kids' health. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun and healthy snack ideas that kids will love.

Here are 10 of my favorites to help you get started:

fruit kabob, Jorge Gonzalez | Canva
Jorge Gonzalez | Canva

1. Fruit kabobs

Simply cut up a variety of fruits and skewer them on a stick for a fun and colorful snack.

Make it special | Kabobs For Your Valentine


homemade trail mix, vm2002 | Canva
VM2002 | Canva

2. Homemade trail mix or granola
Allow kids to mix together their favorite nuts, seeds, and dried fruit for a healthy and satisfying snack.

Read more | Make Your Own Healthy Granola


ants on a log, emyerson | Canva
emyerson | Canva

3. Ants on a log

This is a classic that still satisfies: Spread peanut butter on celery sticks and top with raisins.


yogurt parfait, Nina Firsova | Canva
Nina Firsova | Canva

4. Yogurt parfait
Layer yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit in a clear glass for a pretty, delicious, and healthy snack. 


smoothie bowl, Anna Makarenkova | Canva

Anna Makarenkova | Canva

5. Smoothie bowls

Blend together your child's favorite fruits and veggies and then serve in a bowl with toppings like granola, coconut flakes, and chia seeds.

Inspiration | A Rainbow of Smoothies


apple nachos,  Veselova Elena | Canva

Veselova Elena | Canva

6. Apple nachos
Slice up apples and top them with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and coconut flakes for a sweet and crunchy snack.

Make it at home | You'll Want To Make These Crave-Worthy Caramel Apple Nachos Right Now


frozen yogurt bark, Ana Mo Marques | Canva
Ana Mo Marques | Canva

7. Frozen yogurt bark

Mix together yogurt, honey, and your child's favorite fruits and then freeze. This easy treat makes for a cool and refreshing snack and is much healthier than ice cream!


kale chips, Bartosz Luczak | Canva
Bartosz Luczak | Canva

8. Sweet potato or kale chips
Slice sweet potatoes thinly or cut kale and bake in the oven for a crunchy and healthy snack.

Make it at home | A Green Treat: How to Make Kale Chips With Just 5 Ingredients


popcorn, Danny Smythe | Canva
Danny Smythe | Canva

9. Popcorn with nutritional yeast
Pop some popcorn and sprinkle on nutritional yeast for a cheesy and flavorful snack.


energy balls, Macaroni KID
Amy Romback | Macaroni KID

10. Energy balls
Mix together dates, nuts, and seeds and roll them into bite-sized balls for a nutritious and portable snack.

Make it at home | No-Bake Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, and Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

These are just a few ideas to get you started on healthy snack options at home. With a little creativity and some healthy ingredients, you can create plenty of fun and healthy snack options for your kids!

This article originally appeared in Macaroni KID


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