15 Healthy Snacks for Kids (or Adults!)

Make each bite count: These snacks taste just like your favorite foods but with more healthy ingredients.

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Instead of pizza bagels...

So Very Blessed Blog

Quinoa pizza bites from So Very Blessed would make a healthy snack for kids who crave a cheesy nibble. Unlike most pizza bagels, quinoa is high in protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Instead of french fries...

Alexis Kornblum

Sweet potato “fries” with a honey-mustard dipping sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen are actually baked. Full of beta-carotenes from the sweet potatoes (which your body converts to vitamin A to help our vision, immune system, and skin), this healthy snack for kids is better for you than white potato fries; even the dip is more nutritious, as honey is rich in essential B vitamins.

Instead of cookies...

Elizabeth Parent

Made from bananas, oats, and peanut butter, these three-ingredient breakfast cookies from I Heart Vegetables are vegan, gluten-free, and low in added sugar, making them a healthy snack for kids. Also worth a try: 3 Ingredient Pancakes from Less Sugar, More Spice.

Instead of candy...

Moore Minutes Blog

Put out a bowl of these yogurt-stuffed raspberries from Moore Minutes as a healthy snack for kids. The tart plain nonfat yogurt mixed with a little honey and almond extract balances the natural sugars in the raspberries, making these equally as satisfying as chocolate-covered berries.

Instead of PB&J...

Moore Minutes Blog

You'll get more protein, fiber, and natural sugar with these apple disc power snacks from Moore Minutes. Sprinkle a little cinnamon, known for its anti-inflammatory (and weight-loss) properties, on top of the apples to amp up flavor.

Instead of sugary cereals...

Jaclyn Bell

Try this granola recipe from Cooking Classy, which is made without oil; you can customize the nut and dried fruit mix-ins to taste. For a healthy snack for kids, sprinkle some over Greek yogurt and fresh fruit for a protein boost.

Instead of hummus...

Kathryne Taylor

Add sweet potato, rich in vitamin C, as in this spicy sweet potato hummus from Cookie + Kate. (It's seasoned with a little cayenne, cumin, and paprika; nix the spices if they're too much.) Tahini, made from sesame seed paste, adds a little calcium, iron, and fiber to this healthy snack for kids.

Instead of guacamole...

Karen Lee

Creamy, non-fat Greek yogurt guacamole from The Tasty Bite cuts the fat in this healthy snack without changing the texture.

Instead of buttery popcorn...

The Broccoli Hut

In this easy, zesty Cilantro Lime Popcorn from The Broccoli Hut, let your kids help air-pop your corn. Skip added butter in favor of more delicious and nutritious toppings; two cups of popcorn has only 60 calories and 0 grams of fat!

Instead of onion dip...

Rebecca Lindamood

Dill-icious Greek Yogurt Dip with fresh herbs from Foodie with Family is made with non-fat Greek yogurt instead of mayo or sour cream. Serve with carrot or cucumber "chips" or sticks as a healthy snack for kids.

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