These healthy snack ideas for kids (and for adults too!) are the perfect on the go bites to keep your child from getting hungry! Easy to put together and there are plenty sweet and savory snack options to keep everyone happy!
Plus you don’t have to worry about artificial ingredients, processed sugar or dyes in these homemade recipes—they are all natural. All of these recipes are also completely gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo so they are allergy-friendly!
The best part is, these snacks are so tasty and wholesome that parents can have them too! You can pack them on the go for work or for a weekend outing. Lots of the recipes are quick and easy too!
With recipes ranging from chips, muffins, bars and gummies to crackers, popsicles and cookies there is no shortage of variety.
100 Kid-Friendly Healthy Snack Ideas:
Gummies, Jello & Pudding:
Gummies and jello seems like such an indulgence with artificial colors and flavors, so how can that be a healthy snack? Easy! When you use superfood grassfed gelatin (which has incredible health benefits– See them here) and natural ingredients like fruit juice or puree, it becomes a wholesome treat with protein, beneficial amino acids and good vitamins and minerals!
Chips & Crackers:
Popsicles & Frozen Treats:
Theres nothing better in hot weather than cold treats like ice cream, popsicles or ice blended drinks, but most of the time store-bought ones are filled to the brim with processed sugar which can have major detrimental effects on your health.
Usually cookies are not considered healthy snacks. But, when they’re filled with better alternatives like almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil and other ingredients, you can indulge in a few cookies without the sugar rush or blood sugar spike!
Energy Bars, Balls & Bites:
Although there are a few energy bars in the store that have good ingredients, buying them can be expensive! Make your own easy energy bars with nuts and seeds and get the same quality snacks at a much cheaper price!
Nuts & Mixes:
Nuts are probably one of the most popular snacks for on-the-go. They travel well, they don’t go bad, they’re healthy and filling. But having a bag of plain nuts day after day can get boring for you or your kid. Spice up your snacks with these awesome nut mix ideas with flavors like honey dijon, apple pie and pumpkin spice!
With flavors like chocolate, cranberry, cinnamon, pumpkin and banana, there is no shortage of variety with these gluten free muffin recipes! All of these recipes use healthier ingredients like almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil and natural sweeteners like honey or coconut sugar.
Other Sweet Snacks:
Truffles, donuts, brownies, oh my! There are so many healthier options for sweets than your standard store-bought treats. Try any of these recipes for a better homemade version of your favorites.
Other Savory Snacks:
Homemade beef jerky, carrot fries, and paleo hummus are some of my favorites on this list. If you or your kid is more into savory than sweet, they will love these snacks!