Children snack a lot, at school and at home. Snacking is fine. It only becomes unhealthy when children are snacking between meals on unhealthy food. We have a list of healthy snacks for kids. Many of these snacks listed can be made at home and included in the lunch box for school.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries are healthier than regular french fries and yummy too. It tastes great with or without ketchup. Simply scrub then cut the sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch sticks. Add to a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Tumble sweet potatoes onto hot baking sheets and spread into one layer. Bake fries, turning once and rotating pans once, until edges are lightly browned and centers are tender; 15 to 25 minutes. The fries are done when the surface looks dry and the fries have puffed up a little.
Chocolate cookies that make for a delicious breakfast. They are easy to bake wonders, Crunchy and chocolaty! See our easy recipe here
Easy Jello Snack
An easy recipe for jello that kids will love—go ahead and let them pick their favorite color. See recipe here. You can also add your favourite juice to the jello pack and mix.
Carrots with Peanut Butter Sauce
Carrots might be easier to eat for children when they dip it in peanut butter sauce. Cut up your carrots into bite sized pieces and ave the children dip it into peanut butter.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Cookies are always a favourite and a winner, you can make peanut butter cookies at home with this simple recipe.
- 1 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter
- 1 egg
Mix ingredients in big bowl. Scoop into small balls and arrange on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. Let cool on rack.
Slice apple into thin wedges. Top with a small slice of cheddar cheese. Wrap with a slice of deli ham.
Blend one 20-oz can crushed pineapple, 1 banana, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup ice and 1/2 cup pineapple juice. Freeze into pops. Make a smoothie by blending frozen mango, blueberries, raspberries, or pineapple with low-fat yogurt. Pour it into ice cube trays, put Popsicle sticks into each one, and freeze.
Take a small cookie cutter, and cut cheese and fruit into fun shapes. Place on skewers to make kabobs.
Slice apples and toss them with oats, cinnamon, and a little brown sugar. Bake in the oven until they’re crisp, and serve with a dollop of low-fat yogurt on top.
Try raisins, apricots, apples, cranberries, pineapple, papaya, and others with little or no added sugars.
Home Popped Popcorn
Buy the corn kernels and pop them yourself at home, season it by spraying it with vegetable oil spray and adding parmesan cheese, garlic powder, cinnamon, or other non-salt spices.
Look for brands that are low-fat or fat-free, moderate in sugars (no more than about 30 grams of sugars in a 6-oz. cup), and high in calcium (at least 25% of daily value [DV] for calcium in a 6-oz. cup).
Boiled, roasted or popped, you can’t go wrong with our beloved corn.
Coconuts are good for the heart due to the healthy fats, cut these into small chunks for a healthy snack.
Peanuts, cashew, almonds all nuts are great healthy snack options. Just make sure to keep it as a handful.