28 Healthy Kid-Friendly Snack Recipes

These healthy, kid-friendly snack recipes are perfect for lunch boxes and after-school snacks. Even if you’ve struggled to find something healthy your kid will eat, you’ll find a new go-to idea in this collection of 28+ snacks for kids.

28 Healthy Snacks for Kids! Whether you're looking for easy healthy snacks for school, after-school snacks or on the go snacks for your picky eater this collection of 28 healthy snacks for kids has you covered! From quick & fun snack for lunch to no bake treats you’ll find a healthy snack idea for kids here! #cleaneatingsnacks #snacks #healthysnacks #healthyrecipes #kidfood #kidrecipes #easysnacks

Finding a healthy balance is a struggle for most adults – so it never surprises me when moms tell me their kids won’t eat healthy foods.

Spoiler alert: your kid won’t come home from school today, talking about the benefits of a plant-based or clean eating diet. Unfortunately, our schools don’t see the value in teaching nutrition to our kids.

Think about it. If you help your child his homework, and if you answer to M-O-M, then ya do, when was the last time healthy eating popped up on the radar?

I asked my girls about what they’ve learned about healthy eating habits (they’re 18 and 11), and the answer was: Nada.
Well, technically, the answer was. Oh, my gah, mom, you are being so extra. Followed by “nothing.”

But you get my point.

So how do you get your kids to eat healthy foods? Well, it starts with you, but even that doesn’t do 100% of the job. Look, some of the fittest folks I know have kids with the worst eating habits.

So what do you do?

Well, the first step is to make small changes and work your way up to more sustainable changes. The second is to try not to lecture them. (It doesn’t work.)

You could also try taking a family field trip to a local farmer’s market. You’d be surprised how much kids love a farm. (And they have the best produce:) And, if you can try starting an herb or vegetable garden at home.

In the meantime, try offering one of these healthy kid-friendly snack recipes.

Fruit Pizza Crackers

Fruit Pizza Crackers by Homemade Ginger ~ Fabulous healthy snack
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Fruit Pizza Crackers by homemade Ginger This could easily become one of your go-to healthy snack recipes (for any occasion). Super simple to make and so pretty-oh, and they taste even better than they look!

Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

These clean eating breakfast bars are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and perfect for busy mornings when you need a breakfast or snack to grab and go. Oh, and they’re freezer-friendly.

Apple Cookies

Apple Cookies from Paleo Eats & Treats make excellent healthy after school snacks
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Apple cookies from Paleo Eats and Treats are another fine example of a fab after school snack – that doesn’t take too much effort:)

3 Ingredient Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

kid-friendly snack recipes healthy peanut butter cookies

Make these peanut butter cookies with three simple ingredients in 20 minutes. These healthy homemade cookies are sugar-free, gluten-free, easy, and, maybe I’m a tiny bit partial because they’re my “recipe” – make an outstanding after-school snack for kids! (Mine are 12 and 8 – and they both agree.)

No Bake Granola Bars

Chewy no-bake granola bars from The Big Man’s World only take a few minutes to prepare and they are super healthy & fun to eat! 

Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones

Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones from My Fussy Eater will get picky eaters to give fruit a second chance!
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Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones from My Fussy Eater will have your picky eater loving fruit in no time – well, it may take a little bit longer, but still – worth a try!

Healthy Granola Cups

Fruit & Yogurt Granola Cups from House of Yumm are easy to prepare & kids love to eat them!
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Fruit & Yogurt Granola Cups from House of Yumm These are perfect for picky eaters because they can add (or subtract) the fruit toppings based on their preferences – or based on what you have in the fridge.

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Protein Balls

Snickerdoodle Protein Balls by What Molly Made make fabulous on the go healthy snacks for kids!
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Easy No Bake Snickerdoodle Balls via What Molly Made. Filled with protein and cinnamon.

Healthy Chocolate Pudding Pops

No baking necessary & only 6 ingredients for these healthy treats for school or home! 

Healthy Shortbread Cookies

Keto Shortbread Cookies Recipe

You may become slightly obsessed with these shortbread cookies. They’re easy, low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free and they taste like legit old school classic buttery shortbread. (Again – my recipe, but if I can make a gluten-free cookie happen – you can too!)

Fruit Donuts

Fruit Donuts from hello, Wonderful are a brilliant way to get picky eaters to eat their fruit!
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Easy Apple Fruit Donuts from hello, Wonderful My twelve-year-old daughter is in love with these.

Blueberry Coconut Energy Bites

Blueberry Coconut Energy Bites by Two Peas & Their Pod make perfect easy on the go healthy snacks for kids!
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Blueberry Coconut Energy Bites from Two Peas & Their Pod are a healthy on the go snack for kids that only take 10 minutes to make!

Peanut Butter Snack Bars

Image: Julie’s Eats & Treats

Peanut Butter Honey No Bake Granola Bars from Julie’s Eats & Treats. What can I say, other than it’s peanut butter and honey – everybody loves this combo!

Peanut Butter Balls

This simple three-ingredient no-bake snack or treat recipe works for Paleo, vegan, and clean eating diets and is 100% kid-friendly. 

Apple Chips

Image: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips from Sally’s Baking Addiction

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls with Chia Seeds

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls with Chia from Jenn's Blah Blah Blog are delicious kid-friendly snack recipes

EASY & healthy No Bake Energy Bites with Chia Seeds from Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog. Chia Seeds are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants – this is a fab way to introduce your kid to something healthy and delicious.

Banana Chips

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Homemade Baked Banana Chips from Diethood

No Bake Energy Bites

Kid-friendly snack recipes: No Bake Energy Bites from Gimme Some Oven are ready in 10 minutes!
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Make this healthy snack for kids from Gimme Some Oven in ten minutes!

Greek Yogurt Bark

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bark from Go Eat & Repeat is just as delicious as it looks! Yummy & healthy kids snack!

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bark from Go Eat & Repeat

No Bake Granola Bars

kid-friendly snack recipes

Clean Eating No Bake Granola Bars Recipe from The Gracious Pantry

Frozen Trail Mix Bars

Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars from The Lean Green Bean are simple to make & kids love them!

Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars from The Lean Green Bean come together in only 5 minutes & make a fabulous healthy snack for kids (& adults) or an easy breakfast.

Frozen Yogurt Bites

Frozen Fruity Yoghurt Bites make a fun after school treat from Eats Amazing

Frozen Fruity Yoghurt Bites from Eats Amazing

Mango Pops

Mango Colada Pops from The Lean Clean Eating Machine are a healthy way for kids to cool down in the summer

Mango Colada Pops [Dairy-Free] from The Lean Clean Eating Machine

Banana Ice Cream Pops

Impossibly Easy Banana Ice Cream from My Life & Kids is one of our favorite healthy kid-friendly snack recipes

Impossibly Easy Banana Ice Cream from My Life & Kids 

Superfood Smoothie

kid-friendly snack recipes

This easy superfood smoothie recipe is loaded with clean eating, healthy ingredients like spinach, kale, blueberries, bananas, and pineapple. (100% kid-approved: my daughter created it!:)

Super Smoothie

Frozen Superhero Smoothie from My Fussy Eater is a great way to sneak those fruits & veggies in!

Frozen Superhero Smoothie from My Fussy Eater combines frozen bananas, strawberries, spinach, and almond milk to make the perfect healthy snack (or breakfast.)

Frozen Blueberry Bites

kid-friendly snack recipes

Frozen Blueberry Bites from Live Eat Learn are a delightful treat that just happen to be dairy-free, gluten free, & vegan. Oh, and they’re super simple to make-you only need 2 ingredients!

Frozen Fruity Breakfast Bars

kid-friendly snack recipes Frozen Breakfast Bars from Fork & Beans
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Frozen Breakfast Bars from Fork & Beans. These are absolutely too simple for words, y’all. It only takes 10 minutes to put these together & they’re perfect for on the go or after school. And, obviously, breakfast!

Fruit & Granola Breakfast Popsicles

kid-friendly snack recipes

Fruit & Granola Breakfast Popsicles from A Cookie Named Desire

Healthy Snacks For Kids – Fun Ideas

Under The Sea

kid-friendly snack recipes Under the Sea by Kix

Fun & yummy Under the Sea snack by Kix is packed with healthy fruits & vegetables! 

Apple Owl

Apple Owl by Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons How adorable is this healthy snack for kids?

Hoot Hoot! Eat Your Fruit! This fun fruit snack is thanks to  Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons 

The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince from Little Food Junction This healthy snack idea is darling! Even picky eaters eat their veggies when they look like royalty!

The Frog Prince from Little Food Junction 

The Crab

The Crab by Cute Food for Kids

Transform your sandwich with these instructions from Cute Food for Kids.

Did I Miss Anything?

Do you have enough healthy snack inspiration?

Or maybe I missed one of the best kid-friendly snack recipes?

Either way, let me know in the comments below!

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28 Healthy Snacks for Kids! Whether you're looking for easy healthy snacks for school, after-school snacks or on the go snacks for your picky eater this collection of 28 healthy snacks for kids has you covered! From quick & fun snack for lunch to no bake treats you’ll find a healthy snack idea for kids here! #cleaneatingsnacks #snacks #healthysnacks #healthyrecipes #kidfood #kidrecipes #easysnacks

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