Nourish - Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids (and Adults)!
For those of you looking for healthy snack ideas for your kids, you’ve come to the right place!
Here I have gathered together a collection of healthy kid-friendly snack recipes that look and taste super delicious.
That way your kids won’t even miss those less nutritious choices!
They’re also a lot healthier than many of the snack choices available on the shelves. For example, crisps, biscuits, chocolate bars and other sweet treats. Whilst these might taste good and give the desired ‘sugar hit’, these foods are more often than not hugely processed. Plus, they’re often high in saturated fats, sugar and salt. On top of that, they provide very few, if any, nutrients. Instead, they should be seen as ‘occasional’ treats.
How about opting for nutrient-rich foods that will provide a wide array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre and healthy fats for optimal fuel to keep your kids energy levels tip top?
Sweet Healthy Snack Options
Chewy and moreish cookies are perfect for nibbling on anytime, from morning till night. They’re nice and sweet, but without containing any nasties.
You can’t go wrong with anything when it comes to The Happy Pear food – I am an avid fan! And these granola bars are a sure-fire hit with the kids (and adults too – myself included!)
They also have great books, including a section in the 2nd book on feeding young kids. They’re well worth the read, and the recipes are divine!
Try making these using this chocolate recipe from Babyccinokids. They’re great fun to make and if you sprinkle them with crushed nuts, goji berries or desiccated coconut they look pretty awesome too!
Personally, I prefer to make my own chocolate when a recipe requires dipping chocolate. However, you can also melt a bar of chocolate like Green and Blacks Dark chocolate 70% for example.
Another option if you’re equally as keen on bananas and chocolate as I am are these Banana Split bites by Our Family of Seven. You can also use the same chocolate recipe as above.
These are gluten-free, paleo and vegan friendly, and a little bit different. They’re lightly sweetened with ground banana and have a tasty nutty almond butter base.
I have made these using Coyo coconut yoghurt and they turned out quite the treat. But either way, whether you choose organic dairy yoghurt or Coyo, they’re a handy snack to have on hand when hunger starts to strike.
As a fan of green smoothies, I find myself traipsing through the internet looking for new recipes every now and again, and recently I came across this one. It’s a pretty handy blog article with recipe ideas for kid-friendly green smoothies.
Savoury Healthy Snack Options
For anyone looking for a more savoury option to tide their small hungry mouths over until the next meal, here’s an idea. These 10 kid-friendly wraps can help cover an array of taste bud requirements. From beans and rice options through to avocado or egg choices, they have you covered.
This works a treat on crackers/oatcakes/chopped veggies (pepper/carrot/celery sticks).
Protein, carbs and some healthy fats all in one healthy snack – what more can you ask for?
Hummus is a fantastic way to add more pulses into your kid’s diets. But don’t feel restricted to just regular hummus. Try out a multitude of different beans, like cannellini or butter beans. Similarly, try out different flavours like roasted carrot, beetroot or caramelised onion.
If you haven’t got time to make any, check out our fridge sections in-store for some. There’s also pestos and other veggie dips 🙂
And if you find that getting your little’n’s to eat healthier is proving difficult, check out my previous blog on 6 Tips For Developing Healthy Eating Habits in Young Kids here!
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– Emily Nöth
*Please note that while we are knowledgeable about our products and nutrition, this blog should never be a substitute for medical advice and attention
Please remember that you should always obtain the all-clear from your doctor before starting any new supplement plan or diet if you’re on any medication