If your kids are anything like mine, they want to snack all day long! My daughter will tell me she is STARVING mere minutes after finishing a meal. When she does this, usually she is wanting cookies or candy, but I always instead offer her a healthy snack alternative. Lately, she has been really great about actually eating the healthy snack as well! She can be a bit picky, so I had to get creative and a little sneaky at times. These healthy snacks have been tested by my daughter and are loved in our house, as they will be in yours as well!
Healthy Snacks for Picky Kids
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Carrot Cake Bites
This is a recipe that I was lucky enough to find from another wonderful blogger named Marci from Vegging At The Shore. We tried them out and my daughter ate them up! The best part, you don’t even have to bake this healthy snack. These are super simple to make, and the kids love helping roll them into little balls. You can see the carrot cake bites recipe on Marci’s blog.
Ants on a Log
My daughter loves raisins, but is not too keen on celery. I have been doing the tried and true method of making ants on a log and she has been eating it up. This healthy snack is simple. Just put peanut butter on celery and top it with raisins. I have yet to meet a kid that wouldn’t at least try this. We like to try out different butters, like almond and cashew butter as well.
Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars
I don’t think that I have met a kid yet who does not love Cheerios. So when I saw Jen, of Our Family of Seven, post a recipe for Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars, I know I had to try them. I was not disappointed! First they are easy to make, an secondly they are delicious. They were a hit with my daughter and super easy to throw in a baggie to take with us on the go.
Something that I have been doing for quite some time is making Popsicles. I have a really great tray that I use and I can fill it with anything I want and freeze it. Lately, a house favorite has been yogurt and fresh fruit. All you have to do is get a tub of yogurt and some fresh fruit. Then you cut the fruit up and mix it into the yogurt. Place in the mold and freeze! It makes for a perfect snack on hot days. I talk more about the popsicles and other healthy recipes on my post Sneaky Recipes for Picky Eaters. Popsicles are great healthy snacks because the options are limitless.
Banana Ice Cream
As far as healthy snacks go, this one is genius! While it is more of a dessert, it is so good that I let my daughter eat it as a snack often. All you have to do is get bananas, cut them up and freeze them overnight. Once they are frozen you just put them in a food processor and viola! You have delicious and healthy “ice cream”.
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