When it comes to keeping little tummies full, healthy ingredients and a lengthy grocery bill are always top concerns. Not to mention, quickness and convenience are key when it comes to snacking on a busy schedule. But making your own kids’ snacks can be affordable, healthy, and even easy when you make large batches that will last you the week. Plus, some of these healthy snack recipes are kid-chef friendly and easy to make with some little helping hands. Check out these 12 money-saving healthy kids snacks your brood will go bananas over before your next supermarket trip.
1. No-Bake Granola Bites
These sugar- and flour-free bites are better than cookies and make for a quick breakfast or after-lunch snack on the go.
2. Sesame Ginger Roasted Chickpeas
Younger kids can be a little finicky about eating meat, which is why beans are a vital source of protein, iron, and fiber all kids need. These mouthwatering roasted chickpeas are the perfect substitute for fatty potato chips or buttery crackers.
3. Baked Apple Chips
When they want that crunch or a little something sweet, these simple apple chips are an instant hit. Bake up big batches and bag them for later. They’ll always want more.
4. Cheesy Broccoli Bites
Adding cheese to veggies is a classic trick for getting kids to eat their greens but these are just ridiculously delicious.
5. Black Bean Brownies
Again, beans are magical little bits of healthiness and these delectable brownies are as simple as they are scrumptious.
6. Spicy Kale Chips
Ditch the Lays and get your kids to love munching on these crunchy greens with a little kick.
7. Grape Poppers
On those rare occasions you would like to give your kids a sugary treat, it can still be an opportunity to get their daily serving of fruit with these candy-coated poppers. You can also swap the sprinkles for chopped nuts!
8. Banana Zucchini Muffins
Hiding a fruit AND a vegetable in a sweet little muffin? Who are you, Houdini?
9. Ham and Cheese on a Stick
No baking or cooking required for these delicious afternoon hors d’oeuvres. A little imagination always makes eating fun for kids.
10. Fruit Juice Jello Squares
Take a classic treat and make it wholesome with real fruit juice. The kids can even help you make this sweet treat.
11. Parmesan Baked Zucchini Fries
Just a light sprinkling of oil, salt, and Parmesan cheese and these babies are ready to bake and be devoured by the entire family.
12. Fruity Frozen Yogurt Bites
All you need is your favorite yogurt, some berries, and silicone cake cuffs to create a frozen treat perfect for warm days.
Comment below and let us know which of these recipes your kids would gobble up!