20 Healthy Snacks For Kids That Can Pass As A Junk Food


It is important for all parents to feed their children a healthy and diverse diet. With so many unhealthy junk food available, kids are often given food with low nutritive value and lots of sugar. Here are some healthy snacks for kids you can give to your children, that are easily made at home.

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Healthy Snacks For Kids

1.Bananas with peanut butter

2 bananas with peanut butter

If you’re short in time, this perfect recipe is a 5 minute snack. Put some peanut butter in between banana slices and you’re good to go.

2.Yogurt popsicle

3 yogurt popsicle

Home-made yogurt popsicles is fairly easy to make. You can add any fruit flavor you want and it is much healthier option to give your children than the ones bought in the store.


1 strawberries

If your kid is a fruit lover, this delicious strawberry snack is one more healthy snack to munch on.

4.Baked sweet potato fries

4 baked sweet potato fries

This is amazing replacement for regular french fries.

5. Home made potato chips

5 home made potato chips

This is fast and delicious potato chips snack for your kids. Put it in the microwave without worrying about the extra grease you find in the chips from the store.

6. Yummy apple slices

6 apple slices with butter and oats

Making apples interesting to eat will draw attention of a kid who’s not that into apples. Dip the slices in the peanut butter and various oats to make it more fun to snack.

7. Whole grain crackers with fruit

7 whole grain crackers with fruit

Make your whole grain crackers extra delicious to eat by adding cheese cream and different fruit on top.

8. Pretzel wands

8 pretzel wands

Pretzel rods dipped in the peanut butter and some nuts,almonds or sunflower seeds make a delicious snack.

9. Fruit smoothies

9 fruit smoothie

Mix whichever fruits you want into extra yummy smoothies for your kids.

10. Kale chips


Full of vitamins and minerals, kale chips are a perfect healthy snack to reach for every time you crave for tasty munchies between your teeth.

11. Baked oats

11 baked oats

Baking oats and adding strawberries, blueberries and other kind of fruit with some extra hazelnuts, almonds and peanuts makes a savory snack.

12. Fruit pizza

12 fruit pizza

This fruit explosion is amazingly tasty for any kid to eat. With mashed banana/crackers crust, put yogurt, sugar-free whip cream and vanilla extract on top and decorate it with all sorts of fruits. Source

13. Banana bites

13 banana dog bites

Wrap some bananas with a bit of peanut butter into tortillas and voila – this appetizing snack is ready to eat.  Source

14. Home made popcorn

14 home made popcorn

Enjoy your movie nights with your kids with tasty home-made popcorn!

15. Carrot dip

15 carrot dip

Your kids will love carrots when you make it like a fun sauce. Give them crunchy bread slices to dip them in the sauce. Source

16. Vegetable fritters

16 vegetable fritters

Your kids will love this tasty vegetable fritters. Add some reduced-fat sour cream as a topping. Source

17. Honey muesli balls

17 honey muesli balls

Fantastically delicious honey muesli balls are also easy to make and your kids will just love it. Add some desiccated coconut and apricot slices for extra flavour. Source

18. Broccoli trees

18 broccoli trees

Make some vegetables fun to eat, such as broccoli, by adding some sour cream and almonds on top.

19. Carrot french-fries

19 carrot french fries

Eating carrots is healthy and it’s super-fun to snack when it’s baked as french fries. Source

20. Chia seeds and berry pudding

20 chia seeds and berry pudding

Mix some chia seeds with coconut milk and processed cocoa powder and add rice malt syrup with chia seeds and various berries. Delicious easy-to-make pudding done in 5 minutes. Source

With such a variety of oats, fruits and vegetables your imagination has no limits for new home-made healthy snacks for kids. Feel free to explore new recipes and flavors and let your kids have fun with these healthy snacks for kids!

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  • Reply Tamara March 16, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I came here the other day to comment and got distracted by pinning everything. Ha! So now I reminded myself to come back. I love the photography and I love pretty much every snack idea.

  • Reply Maria March 18, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Love this! My daughter is all about strawberries and bananas, so I’ve definitely tried those with frozen yogurt and peanut butter (bananas). She loves them, and the fact that she’s eating fruits makes it all the more better. Definitely sharing and pinning this for later. Thanks so much for sharing these awesome ideas on #shinebloghop this week. So happy you were able to join us 🙂

  • Reply Krista March 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    What a great round up! My kids will love these–especially the banana PB sandwiches. Thanks for sharing at MeetUp Monday!

  • Reply Marybeth March 20, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    These look delicious! I love how most of them are things that my kids already like, just with a healthy add on. I’ll have to add some of these to the snack rotation.
    I’m visiting from The Small Victories Sunday Link Party! 🙂

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  • Reply Rachel March 21, 2016 at 4:59 am

    What great ideas you have shared. I love the mix of peanut butter and bananas. And those carrot and sweet potato chips or fries as you call them, delicious. I sure will pass this on. I think mums are always in a fix when it comes to sugar and sweets. Thanks.


  • Reply swathi March 21, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Looks like delicious collection, I will try it for my kids, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.

  • Reply Jenny @ Unremarkable Files March 22, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    We have fritters as dinner! And my kids have been loving yogurt popsicles lately (I also find that they eat less of it in popsicle form than if they just have a big old bowl of yogurt in front of them.)

  • Reply Lisa Scott March 25, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Oh my gosh, these look so good. Thanks for putting these all together. I will definitely be trying for my kids!

  • Reply Ashley Brown July 31, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Even broccoli looks delicious, i would love to try every recipe thx :3. Here few more ideas of healthy and delicious snacks if someone interested.

  • Reply Yami @ August 26, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    I have to try the baked oats and the fruit pizza! They look delicious!

  • Reply K8school August 29, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Wonderful collection of food. I guess these are not for busy moms who go for work in the morning.

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