~ After hour upon hour (truly!) of reading and rereading hundreds of snack recipes … we’ve compiled the ultimate list of healthy kids’ snacks. This is literally a cookbook’s worth of deliciously nutritious snack ideas for practically ever snacking occasion (and, yes, parents … you’re gonna love these, too!). Bookmark it, pin it, save it for later, because you and your kiddos will be coming back to these snack recipes again and again! ~
For those of you who remember our very, very first recipe post, (thanks for sticking right by our sides on this crazy-wonderful healthy eating journey, BTW!), you might recall that one of the main kick-in-the-seat-of-the-pants reasons we started THK was our quest to give our kiddos better-quality, healthier snacks.
Seemed like no matter how nutritious breakfast was, no matter how we planned and orchestrated delicious, healthy family dinners … snack time was where we often fell short. Somehow it just snuck up on us, and left us feeling guilty as we tossed pre-packaged snacks into the backseat while we dashed between soccer practice and dance (and beyond).
We wanted to do better!
We wanted to give our kids the high-quality protein and complex carbs that would fuel them through their busy little lives, the antioxidants that would help to keep them healthy … and also the yummy, satisfying flavors they craved.
We wanted that for our own kiddos, and we want it for yours, too.
And today, we’re making it uber-easy! We have (literally!) a cookbook’s worth of snack ideas … truly the only resource you’ll ever need!
More than 100 easy, healthy snacks for practically any snacking occasion!
Mid-morning classroom snacks for little ones who are allowed to pack a pick-me-up munchy
Lunchbox sides (to add to those great lunchbox mains we gave you last week)
Easy-to-pack, portable after-school snacks for when you’re on the go (also perfect for hiking, camping, and travel snacks, too!)
Refreshing yet healthy smoothies and popsicle snacks to welcome them off the bus on hot afternoons and help those wilting little ones get re-energized after a long, toasty day
Heartier snacks for growing bodies and those times they need something a bit more substantial to power them through
And lots of allergy-friendly, peanut-free and nut-free snacks (although some do contain nuts, so look closely if that’s a concern for you)
Psssst … some of these even do double-duty as lovely little apps! Adults will love these, too!
We truly have hand-picked these recipes to share with our own families, and with you. We’re not kidding when we say we’ve looked through every single one of these recipes at least two or three times, to be sure it’s something we feel good about sharing – recipes that sound just as delicious as they are healthy … and easy!
So keep your kiddos fueled up all day long with great ideas they’ll love munching on, and you’ll feel great serving!
Snack time? Problem solved!
Consider this your brand-new Healthy, Happy, Totally Epic Snack Cookbook!
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