30 Easy and Best Healthy Snacks for Kids, Nutritionists’ Advise

Tina Ruggiero
Yummy yogurt berry spread on gluten-free bread.

Parenting comes with its highs and lows. Perhaps, one of the least favorite parts of it comes with making tough choices for your kids’ dietary choices. For kids, snack time is any time. These little angels can eat. Despite my decades-old experience in the hospitality industry, choosing the right snacks for children remains elusive. This is probably because multinational companies obsess over-flooding the market with processed and sugary snacks. Truth is, providing 30 healthy snacks for kids can be challenging.

Dry fruits make excellent kid's snacks.

Most of the snacks available to children contain high levels of sugar, processed additives, and unhealthy fats. It explains why obesity statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show a worrying trend of more Americans sinking into unhealthy weights. Children hold the keys to the future, and we cannot lose this battle. Kids need a balanced diet of proteins, carbs, and vitamins, just like adults, not a daily bite from the nearest KFC. A proper diet boosts children’s immunity and cellular growth, hence setting them on a path to a healthy lifestyle.

This article lists nutritious snacks that kids will enjoy. Therefore, next time your child needs a snack, feel free to choose any of these.

30 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Here’s a numbered list of some of the best, easy, and healthy snacks to feed your kids.

A kid holding snacks.

1. Frozen Banana Popsicles

2. Oatmeal Bites

3. Peanut Butter Cookies

4. Cauliflower Nachos

5. Zucchini Muffins

6. Edamame Hummus Dip

7. Popcorn Trail Mix

8. Veggie Chips

9. Mango-Coconut Smoothie

10. Apple Slices with Almond Butter

11. Avocado Toast

12. Sweet Potato Fries

13. Hummus and Crudite Cups

14. Broccoli Tots

15. Greek Yogurt Parfait

16. Chickpea Salad Sandwich

17. Baked Apples with Cinnamon

18. Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles

19. Spinach Dip with Whole Wheat Pita chips

20. Frozen Grapes

21. Strawberries with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

22. Kale Chips

23. Trail Mix Granola Bars

24. Pita Pizza with Veggies

25. Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

26. Zucchini Bread

27. Homemade Apple Sauce

28. Energy Bites

29. Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowls

30. Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

10 Healthy Snacks for Kindergarteners

A parent snacking with their kid.

In this list, we mainly offer a list of snacks that require little to no preparation and are ideal for preschoolers from the chewing point and nutritional value. Remember, kids can be choosy. If there’s a snack they don’t like, keep pushing and you’ll stumble on their taste buds’ preference.

  1. Dried fruits especially apples
  2. Quarter sandwich
  3. Milk with cereal
  4. Sunflower seeds
  5. Eggs
  6. Jicama fries
  7. Canned fruit in 100% juice
  8. Blueberries
  9. Crackers and fruit leather
  10. Pretzels and cheese

Remember …

These snacks are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, are low in added sugars, and won’t leave your kids feeling sluggish. We hope this list will provide the inspiration you need to make nutrition tasty and simple for your family. Bon appetit!

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