12 Kid-Friendly Snacks

Uber-scrumptious snacks to hold them over!

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With much of this generation’s food industry targeting children, tempting advertisements like junk food commercials and colorful candy bar jingles have pervaded the media. Although seemingly harmless and cheerful, these ads subtly encourage kids to indulge in sweets, sugary drinks, and processed snacks. Starting the youngins off early with healthy eating will cultivate great habits that’ll stick with your kids down the road, while teaching them to make awesome choices.

Introducing your kids to nutritious foods and embedding good eating habits while they’re young will help them recognize the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods, while reducing their risk of issues like diabetes or obesity in the future!

With the ubiquitous presence of processed granola bars, crackers, and cookies, it’s easy to throw a few snack boxes in your cart and call it a day. But these junky options carry sugar, empty carbs, and very little nutrients. That’s why here at Skinny Ms., we’ve gathered up healthy snack ideas that’ll hold your kids over between meals.

These clean-eating snacks are bursting with nutrients and healthy goodness your child needs to feel energized and satisfied. And guess what? They totally don’t skimp on flavor. The perfect summer snacks your kids will go wild over, these foolproof recipes are to whip up and guaranteed to satisfy. Check them out!

1. Mint Chocolate Chip Banana Popsicles

Nothing beats this refreshing snack on a boiling hot day! Cool down with this delicious blend of guilt free ingredients, complete with a minty fresh kick thanks to the mint extract. These dreamy, nutrient-rich delights are a crowd favorite on summer days!

2. Almond Butter and Banana Sandwiches

Almond butter, coconut flakes, and cacao nibs nestle comfortably between two banana slices in this savory sweet snack, forming mini sandwiches that are almost too cute to eat! Bananas bring potassium and prebiotics to the table, making this nutrient-dense recipe one you’ll want to serve to your kids!

3. Whole Grain Cinnamon Pita Chips

whole-grain cinnamon pita chips

Lightly sweet and full of cinnamony goodness, these pita chips make the perfect sweet-tooth satsifier without the refined sugars and processed ingredients found in sugary treats.

4. Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

Skip the vending machine, and satisfy your chip cravings with these drool-worthy delights. This clean-eating recipe spotlights zucchini, transforming the vitamin-rich superfood into flavorful chips you can’t get enough of!

5. 3-Ingredient Parmesan Kale Chips

Another veggie-based snack your kids will love, these kale chips carry a whole bunch of nutrients like fiber, folate, and omega 3s you can feel good about serving. You’re just 3 wholesome ingredients away from throwing this recipe together and baking these chips to crisp perfection.

6. Workout Banana Bites

These energizing bites have a sweet flavor and chewy consistency your kids will love! Packed with protein and incredible superfoods, these workout snacks are filling, delicious, and bursting with nutrients.

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Ellie Krasner

Ellie is a full-time violinist living in Las Vegas, and a writer with an insatiable appetite for clean eating and fitness! She is a graduate of Binghamton University with degrees in English literature and violin, and loves investigating the world of healthy living.

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