For those of you looking for healthier 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, so 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, like crisps, biscuits, chocolate bars and other sweets treats. Whilst these might taste good and give the desired ‘sugar hit’, these foods are more often than not hugely processed, high in saturated fats, sugar and salt whilst providing very few, if any, nutrients.They should instead be seen as ‘occasional’ treats.
Instead, try 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 Snack Options
Chewy Sultana Cookies by Deliciously Ella
These chewy and moreish cookies are perfect for nibbling on anytime, from morning till night. They’re nice and sweet, but without containing any nasties.
Granola Bars by The Happy Pear
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 two great books, including a section in the 2nd book on feeding young kids, so pop instore and check it out – it’s well worth the read, and the recipes are divine!
Chocolate Covered Banana Pops by Food Network / Ellie Krieger
Try making these using this chocolate recipefrom 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, but 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 (and you can also use the same chocolate recipe as above.)
Flourless Banana Almond Butter Cookies by Cotter Crunch
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.
Frozen Yoghurt Covered Blueberries by Family Fresh Meals
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.
Green Smoothie by Babyccinokids
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 Snack Options
10 Kid Friendly Wraps by Super Healthy Kids
For anyone looking for a more savoury option to tide their small hungry mouths over until the next meal, 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.
Hummus by Deliciously Ella
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 kids diets, and don’t feel restricted to just regular hummus. Try out a multitude of different beans, like cannellini or butter beans, and try out different flavours like roasted carrot, beetroot or caramelised onion.
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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