25 Healthy snacks for kids (3 ingredients or less)

Kids are always hungry. They’re hungry the second they wake up, they’re hungry after school, they’re hungry right before bed, and somehow they’re even hungry the minute they finish dinner. So if all the “I’m hungrys” are leaving you out of snack ideas, here is a list of 25 snack options; all pretty darn healthy and all 3 ingredients or less.

Because the faster those little kiddies shove food down their throats, the sooner the “I’m hungrys” will stop. You’re welcome!

1. Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Kabobs

frozen-blueberry-kabobs-3   via one good thing by Jillee

My kids will eat just about anything on a stick, so this one is a big hit in my book. The great thing about this recipe is that you can swap out the blueberries for just about any fruit: raspberries, strawberry chunks, tangerines, grapes, or mix and match. Love it! Find the simple instructions here.

2. Chunky Monkey Bites

Chunky-Monkey-Bites-recipe.jpgvia Living Well Mom

Can I just say that this recipe is absolutely brilliant. The combination of banana, peanut butter, and chocolate is perfection. It feels like you’re cheating: can healthy be this good? Yes, yes it can. I like to make this with dark chocolate, but you can use any type of chocolate chips that suits your little fancy. Find the recipe here.

3. Fruit Roll-ups

dsc_5167 via Live Eat Learn

Choose your fruit of choice, or a combination of a few fruits, and blend to make this easy fruit roll-up. It’s 100% natural and 100% better than anything you can buy at the store! Get the recipe here. If you love watermelon flavor, check out this version by Domestically Blissful here.

4. Almond Butter Granola Bars

chili_3via Fit Mommy Diaries

These are super easy-to-make, yet tasty and filling. My kids are big fans of granola bars, so I love having a simple recipe that I can whip up any time. Find it here.

5. White Chocolate Raspberry Bites

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I think chocolate chips were meant to be stuck inside raspberries. They slip inside perfectly and taste amazing together. To see Amy’s full post, click here.

6. Crunchy Green Peas

roasted-green-peas-5-900x600 via Super Healthy Kids

My kids are not usually a fan of peas, but roast them with a little salt, and they’ll pop these crunchy balls of goodness into their mouth like crazy. Find the full recipe here.

7. Pumpkin Cookies

3-ingredient-pumpkin-cookies-3 via The Big Man’s World

These are soft, chewy, naturally gluten-free, and vegan; LOVE! Find the full recipe here.

8. Fro-Yo Bites

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Another great recipe using fruit and yogurt. These are super simple and super delicious. Get the recipe here.

9. Nutella & Banana Sushi

nutella-banana-sushie via Paging Fun Mums

This is another great one that’s healthy, delicious and super easy. You can even swap out the Nutella for honey or peanut butter. Find the recipe here.

10. Coconut Oil Popcorn

popcorn5-copyvia how does she?

Kids love popcorn. Kids make a mess with popcorn, but they definitely love it. And really watching a movie without popcorn is like…well watching a movie without popcorn! So if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to the fake butter and load of salt, then look no further. The coconut oil gives it a slightly sweet taste that just works. Get the recipe here.

11. Homemade Go-Gurt

diy-gogurt-1-2-copy        via Kids Activities Blog

Simple, squishy and fruity, these are super kid-friendly. These fruit go-gurts are healthy and delicious. Find the instructions here. The Kids Activities Blog also has a recipe for awesome veggie popsicles that have the perfect combination of fruit and veggies to appeal to those picky little kids of ours. Get that recipe here.

12. Apple Cookies

apple-cookies2via StockpilingMoms

Apples and peanut butter go hand in hand and as soon as kids see a few chocolate chips sprinkled on top, they’ll be sold. If you’re not a fan of the chocolate chips, you can swap them for raisins, craisins, coconut flakes or any other topping of your choice. Find the recipe here.

13. Strawberry Yogurt Bark

5-strawberry-yogurt-barkvia hello, Wonderful

I love bark of any kind, well not tree bark, but you know what I mean. This recipe just has two ingredients and is super tasty. You can switch out the strawberries for blueberries, raspberries, grape halves, or another fruit of your choice. Versatile and simple; love it! Find the recipe here.

14. Lunchbox Kabobs

lunch-box-kabobs-these-are-a-fun-kid-approved-lunch-idea-c via it is a Keeper!

This is a fun twist on a ham and cheese sandwich. Leave the bread out, skewer the ingredients, and you have this fun snack. Find info on this recipe and other fun kabob combinations here.

15. Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Slices

mandarinesvia Deliciously Yum

This is one of my personal faves. Dark chocolate covered mandarins are definitely a people pleaser; whether those peeps are adults or kids. Find the recipe here.

16. Baked Cinnamon Banana Chips

5fbc36d3_banana-chips via Popsugar

We’re big on banana and plantain chips around my house. The kids LOVE them and they’re a healthy alternative to store-bought chips. Find the recipe here.

17. Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

grilled-cheese-roll-ups-are-the-perfect-snack-for-kids-grilledcheese-recipe via Spend With Pennies

Gooey cheesiness that’s quick and simple. These roll-ups are a fun way to put a little twist on the good ol’ classic grilled cheese sandwich. Find the recipe here.

18. Frozen Yogurt Buttons

frozen-yogurt-buttons-lady-behind-the-curtain-1via Lady Behind the Curtain 

These yogurt bites are cute as a button and as simple as it gets. Find the recipe here.

19. Nutella Deviled Strawberries

img_0645-600x900 via Lauren’s Latest

Strawberries, Nutella, and nuts….oh, my! Stop it, I know that’s cheesy but it had to be done. Delicious is an understatement for this recipe. Get the details here.

20. Banana Oat Cookies

healthybananacookies via Tasting Page

These cookies are simple, simple, simple. They are super chewy and awesomely healthy. I encourage adding the peanut butter; you won’t be sorry! Find the full recipe here.

21. Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

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Nothing beats a bright tray of colorful fruits, especially with a delicious fruit dip in the middle. This one is healthy, yummy, and super simple to whip up. Find the instructions here.

22. Banana and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

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How scrumptious can frozen bananas be? Pretty darn scrumptious, especially when you add chocolate chips to the mix. These are super easy and super tasty. Find the recipe here.

23. Energy Bars with Dates & Nuts

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These are perfect for breakfast or an after-school snack. I love the suggestion of adding chia seeds, coconut flakes, or chocolate chips. Gimme that energy! Find the recipe here.

24. Cinnamon Pear Chips

cinnamon-pear-chipsvia Kleinworth & Co.

Pears and cinnamon were meant to be together. These have a little bit of crunch and the perfect amount of sweetness. Get the recipe here.

25. Fruit & Cream Cheese Grahams

dsc_3060via For the Love of Cooking

I love when brilliant people think of smart ways to combine everyday ingredients in a delicious way. This would be a fun one to let kids decorate themselves. What’s better than a snack that’s healthy and sparks creativity? Check out the details of this recipe here.

Hope I’ve made your life a little easier! Next time those darling kiddos say those two familiar words, you’ll have some new fun recipes to try. Enjoy!

 

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