Healthy Snacks Kids (and Moms) Love

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

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Fruit Smoothie

Fruit Smoothie

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

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Healthy Snacks: Why Kids Need to Snack

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Yam and Jam Muffins

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. 

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Nutty Popcorn and Fruit Mix

Blaine Moats

Nutty Popcorn and Fruit Mix

Dried fruit and nuts add protein, fiber, and vitamins to a snack-time favorite.

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Fruit Sundae Cones

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.

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Trail Mix

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.

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Sweet-Potato Chips

Sweet-Potato Chips

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

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Berry Yogurt Pops

Miki Duisterhof

Berry Yogurt Pops

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

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Bag O' Teddies

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. 

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Cheesy Chili Popcorn

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.

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Sparkling Stars

Sparkling Stars

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

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Apple Smash

Apple Smash

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

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Hummus

Hummus

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

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Mango Magic Pops

Mango Magic Pops

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

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Safari Snack

Safari Snack

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

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Crinkly Carrot Fries

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.

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PB & Raspberry

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.

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After-School Dip

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.

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Cauliflower Popcorn

Paula Hible

Cauliflower Popcorn

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

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Mango Salsa

Alison Miksch

Mango Salsa

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

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Breaded Asparagus

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.

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Kids' Favorite Snacks