10 Healthy Snacks Kids Will Love

Help your kids make healthy choices!

By Naida Wolf, publisher of Macaroni KID Perth Amboy to Woodbridge to Linden, N.J. June 16, 2024

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.

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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

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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

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3. Ants on a log

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

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4. Yogurt parfait 

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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9. Popcorn with nutritional yeast

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

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10. Energy balls

Mix together oats, honey, peanut butter, vanilla, and chocolate chips and roll them into bite-sized balls for a tasty, 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!