Trying to convince kids of the importance of eating healthy may not always go as planned. If you put a candy bar next to an apple and asked a kid to pick one, a majority would probably end up picking the candy. But getting your kids to eat healthy doesn’t have to be a task in itself.
Healthy snacks made with creativity and ease are a great way to give your kids what they want while providing them with necessary vitamins and nutrients. With Mother’s Day around the corner, you might even find some fun in making some of these snack ideas! Keep reading to get some healthy snack ideas for your kids (and maybe yourself as well).
- Apple Ring Donuts
Swap out the donuts for a healthier alternative! Apple ring donuts are extremely easy to make, require just a few ingredients, and are definitely pleasing to the eye!
- Frozen Yogurt Banana Pops
Bananas are great, but have you tried frozen bananas? This recipe is easy and different from what you might normally make with bananas.
- Banana Bites
Two banana recipes in a row because bananas are that good. This recipe for banana bites is extremely easy and great for small bites.
- Fruit Smoothies
Smoothies are Summer’s best friend. The nice thing: you can make a smoothie with any of your favorite fruits and vegetables, and it’s a great way to give your kids a large amount of nutrients in one drink.
- Cheese, Meat, and Fruit Kabobs
The easy version of steak and chicken kabobs are these kid-friendly kabobs. You get the best of three worlds: meat, cheese, and fruit! Pick your favorite of each and put them on a kabob stick for a quick, healthy AND handheld snack.
- Yogurt Bark
This recipe is a little different but a great experiment for you and your kids!
- Frozen Fruit Pops
We’ve mentioned these on another blog post about reducing your food waste, but the recipe is here again because it’s so easy to make fruit pops! Use your favorite fruit to make a perfect Summer snack.
- No-Bake Granola Bars
Granola can sometimes be scary, especially when you’re talking about overnight oats and other recipes that make some time. No-bake granola bars are here to save the day with the lack of time they take and how easy they are to make.
- Celery Boats
Celery boats are a recipe that almost everyone knows. It hardly counts as a recipe because they require almost NO work, and they’re a tasty way to get your kids to eat celery. Throw some peanut butter, cream cheese, or any other healthy, creamy option on your celery sticks. Top them off with chocolate kisses or raisins and call it a day!
- Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Pita Chips
We LOVE this recipe because it’s so different but offers such a variety of flavor when it comes to your fruit choice. Cinnamon pita chips are the cherry on top to get the sweet flavor your kids might want.
- Banana Splits
Banana splits…but make it healthy. Bananas deserved a third recipe on this blog because that’s how much we love them.
- Tortilla Wraps
Try swapping out the potato chips or Dorito’s for this healthier alternative!
- Acai Bowls with Fruit and Granola
Another snack to add to your summer list! Acai bowls are a great alternative for ice cream or other sugary popsicles. Top it off with granola and fruit for the extra nutrients.
We hope you can try some of these recipes with fresh ingredients from The Produce Box with your kids or other family members.