Lauren Jagnow

8 Great Healthy Snack Recipes Kids Will Love

Healthy Snack RecipesTasty snacks, packed with energy and ready to grab when you need them the most. Sound like a dream? Well, it is: Americans spend an average of 30 minutes each day snacking, consuming as many as 250 additional calories from the kind of bite-sized, low-effort treats that are usually way too high in salt and sugar. We’re out to change all that this year with healthy snacks — the kind that won’t fill you up or fill you with guilt for serving them to the kids. (Yes, even cookies and candy bars!)


Since we enjoy nibbling as much as anybody else, it’s also important that our healthy snacks be easy to prepare. The best of the bunch can made in advance and stored for when you most crave a pick-me-up between meals.


In addition to being healthy and quick, we also want tasty snacks. Cut carrots just don’t, well, cut it. Ditto wheat crackers and raisins.


With all those boxes to tick, it might seem like healthy, quick, and tasty snacks are impossible to find, much less make. Not true. Our recipes clear all hurdles with ease — not just healthy but also runaway delicious.




Butter Pecan Popcorn

Healthy Snack Recipes

Sweet, salty, and crunchy, this popcorn is sure to satisfy your cravings. Butterscotch pudding mix gives this treat the classic flavor without the classic’s high calorie and fat content.




Energy Bars

Healthy Snack Recipes

Why spend more on store-bought energy bars when you can whip up these tasty snacks at home? Adding beans ups the protein in these bars, and flaked coconut, dried fruit, and nuts give them plenty of flavor.




Strawberry PB Crepes

Healthy Snack Recipes

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches get a delicious twist in this fresh and filling snack recipe. Kids will love the fresh strawberries as well as the fun of enjoying their favorite sandwich ingredients in crepes instead of on bread.




Banana-Raisin Trail Mix

Healthy Snack Recipes

Make a big batch of this trail mix and keep it handy for anytime you need a quick snack. If you have a peanut allergy, cashews, almonds or any other nuts will taste just as good in this mix.




Tamari-Roasted Almonds

Healthy Snack Recipes

Who says snacks are just for kids? These elegant roasted nuts are equally delicious as an afternoon snacks or with cocktails at a dinner party.




Curried Carrot Spread

Healthy Snack Recipes

This bright and flavorful dip tastes great with crackers or cut veggies. At only 40 calories, it’s a guilt-free choice for an afternoon snack.




Banana Oat Breakfast Cookie

Healthy Snack Recipes

When you get the craving for something sweet, reach for one of these healthy cookies. Sweet, chewy and full of flavor, these cookies make a healthy snack and are easy to prepare and store.




Mocha Smoothies

Healthy Snack Recipes

Iced coffee drinks from coffee shops are loaded with calories, but these healthy smoothies have only 136 calories. They’re great for breakfast or an afternoon caffeine fix.




Try all these tasty recipes for easy, healthy snacks!






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