25 Healthy Snacks for Kids

Reviewed by Sharon Denny, MS, RDN
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When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks (you may need the help of an adult with some of these snacks).

  1. Parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt and mandarin oranges or blueberries in a tall glass. Top with a sprinkle of granola.
  2. Inside-Out Sandwich: Spread mustard on a slice of deli turkey. Wrap around a sesame breadstick.
  3. Rocky Road: Break a graham cracker into bite-size pieces. Add to low-fat chocolate pudding along with a few miniature marshmallows.
  4. Mini Pizza: Toast an English muffin, drizzle with pizza sauce and sprinkle with low-fat mozzarella cheese.
  5. Spread mustard on a flour tortilla. Top with a slice of turkey or ham, low-fat cheese and lettuce. Then roll it up.
  6. Sandwich Cut-Outs: Make a sandwich on whole grain bread. Cut out your favorite shape using a big cookie cutter. Eat the fun shape and the edges, too!
  7. Banana Split: Top a banana with low-fat vanilla and strawberry frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with your favorite whole-grain cereal.
  8. Apple Pie Oatmeal: Make one packet of microwave oatmeal with low-fat milk. Mix in ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce. Sprinkle with apple pie spice or cinnamon.
  9. Mix together peanut butter and cornflakes in a bowl. Shape into balls and roll in crushed graham crackers.
  10. Microwave a cup of tomato or vegetable soup and enjoy with whole-grain crackers.
  11. Fill a waffle cone with cut-up fruit and top with low-fat vanilla yogurt.
  12. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on hot popcorn.
  13. Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.
  14. Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins.
  15. Stuff a whole-grain pita pocket with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon.
  16. Mix together ready-to-eat cereal, dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag for an on-the-go snack.
  17. Smear a scoop of frozen yogurt on two graham crackers and add sliced banana to make a yummy sandwich.
  18. Microwave a small baked potato. Top with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salsa.
  19. Make snack kabobs. Put cubes of low-fat cheese and grapes on pretzel sticks.
  20. Toast a whole-grain waffle and top with low-fat yogurt and peaches.
  21. Mix together low-fat cream cheese, mixed dried fruit bits and shelled sunflower seeds. Spread on a toasted English muffin.
  22. Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana for 30 seconds for a delicious smoothie.
  23. Make a mini-sandwich with tuna or egg salad on a dinner roll.
  24. Sprinkle grated Monterey Jack cheese over a corn tortilla; fold in half and microwave for 20 seconds. Top with salsa.
  25. Spread peanut butter on apple slices.

Dip It! 10 Bonus Dippable Snacks

  • Dip baby carrots and cherry tomatoes in low-fat ranch dressing.
  • Dip strawberries or apple slices in low-fat yogurt.
  • Dip pretzels in mustard.
  • Dip pita chips in hummus.
  • Dip graham crackers in applesauce.
  • Dip baked tortilla chips in bean dip.
  • Dip animal crackers in low-fat pudding.
  • Dip bread sticks in salsa.
  • Dip a granola bar in low-fat yogurt.
  • Dip mini-toaster waffles in cinnamon applesauce.

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