If you're looking for inspiration for making quick and simple healthy kids snacks at home, you've come to the right place. 😊
My aim here is to present you with a lot of different types of fun snacks for kids that are easy to do, fast to prepare, and don't contain any exotic or difficult-to-find ingredients. Chances are you probably already have most of what you need at home in your fridge or cupboards.
When you use these recipes for healthy snacks for kids, I encourage you to not feel too bound by my choice of ingredients. In many of the recipes you can easily replace one kind of vegetable or fruit with another if you don't have what I suggest available, or your child doesn't like it. Please by all means, feel free to experiment (and save yourself a potential extra trip to the supermarket).
Also, I'm not very specific when it comes to cooking time in the oven or precise level of temperature. I tend to just keep a close eye on how the snacks are doing and take them out of the oven when they look done. This seems to be enough for me to make lovely and tasty snacks that my kid loves. I hope you will be okay with this rather relaxed way of cooking.
In other words, there are not that many fixed rules for anything, just guidelines and inspiration. 😉
The healthy kids snack recipes on this page are fairly different from each other in terms of how satiating they are. This makes them ideal for different purposes.
Some snacks are very light and refreshing, thus great for a quick refreshment when you don't want your child to feel too full. Other snacks are a bit more heavy, more meal-like if you will, and works great if your child is in need of more substantial energy e.g. before sports or in midafternoon.
All these healthy kids snacks are nutritious, however, and by that I mean that they are made from healthy foods and contain no extra added sugar.
Anyway, and with no further ado, I will now present you with my list of easy snacks for kids. 😊
This one of healthy kids snacks is extremely quick to prepare, and a great choice when your kids just need a light snack, and you want it to be really easy to make, and still tasty and healthy to eat.
All you need is a salad leaf, some cream cheese or peanut butter, and some berries, olives or nuts, or whatever your kids love.
This snack is one of my son's favorite get-your-energy-up-before-sports-snacks, and basically it's just pumpkin soup. What makes this soup a snack is really the portion size, and the way it is served: in a cup!
To make this particular soup, what you need is a pumpkin, an onion, some potatoes, some cloves of garlic, a lemon, some bouillon (e.g. a cube), and cream cheese (I didn't have cream cheese that day, but if you have some, I would definitely put some in. It really adds that last touch of yumminess).
In Denmark, wholegrain bread is a big thing. It's the thing. Everybody who has to bring a lunch pack for work or school brings a couple of slices of wholegrain bread with some sort of topping.
Apparently it's an acquired taste, as many foreigners find this type of bread a bit too sour, but for the traditional Dane, it everyday food. Plus, it's very, very healthy. A lot healthier than white bread. It doesn't really compare.
So making quick healthy kids snacks from wholegrain bread comes very natural to me. Maybe your kids will like it too?
All you need for this snack is a slice of wholegrain bread, some peanut butter and some blueberries.
Just like the quick snack for kids above, this one is also really easy to do, and it only requires a few ingredients, most of which can easily be replaced with others.
All you need is some wholegrain crackers, some plain cream cheese, some jam, and some blackberries (or other berries or grapes)
This cake has been presented in many different versions on these healthy snacks for kids pages as my son really has a thing for them.
It's also really easy to do, as you don't have to measure or weigh anything. The single most important ingredient to remember is the banana. Without the banana, it won't work. The banana works a bit like glue in the dough, binding the ingredients together. But other than that, you can put in pretty much anything you like.
In this version of the cake, I have put in 2 bananas, some blueberries, some chopped up walnuts, some oats, and some shredded coconut. That's it - no eggs or flour required.
This kind of healthy kids snacks is ideal as a mini meal as it is a bit on the heavy side, at least when it comes to snacks.
All you need is wholegrain pitas, some tomato sauce, cheese and ham (or whatever kind of protein your kid prefers).
Who needs expensive ice cream or frozen yogurts from the shops, when it is just as easy to make your own frozen snacks ... which are probably going to be a lot healthier too.
My son really loves frozen snacks, and it doesn't matter if it is summer or winter. Popsicles are always a hit. Making your own frozen snacks for kids is really simple, with the only limit being your imagination.
There are many ways to make popsicles at home, and if you're in a hurry, and don't feel you have the energy to go all in on making something extravagant from scratch, it's okay to take shortcuts. This is an example of such a short cut.
All you need is some yogurt (here we have bought one with strawberry flavor), some fresh strawberries and some popsicle forms and sticks.
This healthy snacks for kids example is another quick one to prepare. It literally only takes a minute or two (and then some hours to freeze of course).
All you need here is fruit juice, fresh fruit and some popsicle forms. I had organic orange juice and an apple, so that was what I used.
You can also add gello to the juice, so they turn to jelly when melting. Such lollies are especially good for frozen snacks on the move, because it doesn't matter if they melt, making them ideal for smaller kids.
These juice cubes are a lot of fun and can be used on many occasions.
Your kids can put them in their drinks, e.g. water and observe how it looks when the cube melts and the color mixes with the water.
Or you can put some cubes in a glass and give your kids a spoon so they can put them in their mouths, and easily take them out when it gets too cold.
All you need is one ingredient, juice (it doesn't really get any easier than that, does it?):
I hope you enjoyed these quick and easy recipes for making healthy kids snacks at home. If you'd like more inspiration, there are plenty of similar fun snack recipes in the links below this article.
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