Healthy Snacks Kids (and Moms) Love

Fruit Smoothie
These super healthy snack ideas are easy to make and even more fun to eat.

Fruit Smoothie

Give them a superhero pick-me-up with this power food smoothie that's high in vitamins, potassium, fiber, protein, and calcium.

Snacks are not only fun treats, they're also essential for a healthy lifestyle. Find out why your kids need to snack.

Yam and Jam Muffins

Canned sweet potatoes are the secret ingredient in these sweet and spicy low-fat muffins kids will love. And the real VIP to any pastry recipe? Milk. It provides calcium, protein, and vitamins kids need in their daily diet. 

Blaine Moats
Blaine Moats

Nutty Popcorn and Fruit Mix

Dried fruit and nuts add protein, fiber, and vitamins to a snack-time favorite. For your popcorn base choose a brand made with no trans fats, like Orville Redenbacher’s Naturals line.

Fruit Sundae Cones

Naturally sweet and super easy, your little ones will never know they're getting a half-cup serving of fruit in this delicious cone.

Trail Mix

Keep a handy supply of this tasty trail mix on hand for a grab-and-go snack that's also a good source of vitamins and minerals.

Sweet-Potato Chips

Give their favorite junk food a makeover with crunchy baked potato chips, loaded with vitamin A, potassium, and fiber.

Miki Duisterhof
Miki Duisterhof

Berry Yogurt Pops

Made with blueberries and pears, these vitamin-rich frozen fruit bars are also a good source of calcium.

Bag O' Teddies

Lower in fat and sugar than most cookies, these calcium-rich yogurt snacks are easy to whip up and are a blast to eat—right out of the bag! Serve alongside a glass of cold milk for an extra boost of calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B, and protein. 

Cheesy Chili Popcorn

Do your kids love to munch? Try this snazzy snack that's low in fat and calories but still ranks high in flavor.

Sparkling Stars

Fruit juice adds vitamin C to these jiggly star-shape treats you can make in any flavor or color.

Apple Smash

Looking for a healthful recipe for little helpers? Let them roll up their sleeves and mash their own applesauce.


Serve this protein- and fiber-rich bean dip with chopped vegetables, whole-wheat crackers, or on pita bread for a satisfying, healthful snack.

Mango Magic Pops

Kids can help make these cool treats that are a healthier alternative to sugary store-bought pops.

Safari Snack

Kids will have a wild time eating these animal cracker snacks sweetened with protein-rich peanut butter, honey, and fresh fruit.

Paula Hible
Paula Hible

Crinkly Carrot Fries

Turn a french fry frenzy into a healthful snack that can be dipped and dunked in low-fat ranch dressing.

Emily Brooke Sandor
Emily Brooke Sandor

PB & Raspberry

Made with low-fat yogurt and naturally sweetened with honey and raspberries, these frozen peanut butter pops are a one-of-a-kind treat.

After-School Dip

Kids will love this creamy blend of nonfat cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, and raisins. Serve with crisp vegetables or fruit dippers.

Paula Hible
Paula Hible

Cauliflower Popcorn

If popcorn is a common request in your home, try this roasted veggie variety sprinkled with yummy Parmesan cheese.

Alison Miksch
Alison Miksch

Mango Salsa

Enjoy this zesty black bean, mango, and mandarin orange salsa with easy, homemade whole wheat tortilla chips for added fiber.

Paula Hible
Paula Hible

Breaded Asparagus

Veg out with these quick and easy baked asparagus spears, perfect for dipping in honey-mustard sauce or low-fat ranch dressing.

Kids dish on their favorite afterschool snacks--healthy and otherwise.

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