Easy and Healthy DIY Snack Recipes for Kids

Looking for some unique, delicious and healthy snacks to keep your kids full this school year? Try one of these healthy DIY snack recipes for kids.

Collage of two healthy DIY snack recipes

Tricking your kids into eating healthy is the perpetual struggle of parents. And finding new and creative ways to fit in fruits and vegetables without getting caught only gets more difficult. So, allow us to take off some of the load. With the help of these easy kid-friendly recipes, it might not be so hard to get your children excited about healthy snacks.

Avocado Truffles

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Photo via What the Fork Food Blog

These gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and vegan truffles by What The Fork Food Blog are just as tasty as they are healthy. Avocado and cocoa powder makes for a chocolatey substance that’s hard to differentiate from ordinary chocolate. Combined with an outer coating of shredded coconut, they’ll quickly become your sweet tooth craving.

Silly Animal Toast

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Photo via Instrupix

These adorable toast spreads from Instrupix will keep your kids entertained and fed. Make faces out of blueberries, strawberries, or any other fruit with a delicious almond butter, peanut butter, or Nutella spread. Each face adds a level of excitement not previously found with ordinary toast.

Mini Carrot Zucchini Muffins

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Photo via Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Sneak in some vegetables with these mini muffins from Cupcakes & Kale Chips. Your little ones will barely notice that they’re eating carrots and zucchinis for an afternoon snack.

Frozen Applesauce Bites

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Photo via Fun Learning for Kids

These applesauce bites by Fun Learning for Kids make a lot of snack with little effort. By taking your favorite applesauce, or combination of apple sauces, and freezing theme into bites, your kids can enjoy the luxury of a popsicle without the mess.

Homemade Cheese Animal Crackers

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Photo via Hello, Yummy

Skip the store-bought animal crackers and consider this homemade option from Hello, Yummy instead. These cheesy crackers are actually pretty easy to make by using tiny animal cutters.

Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

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Photo via The Lazy Dish

This three-ingredient, no-bake recipe from The Lazy Dish is a perfect on-the-go snack for kids and adults alike. Cheerios, honey and peanut butter make for a sweet candy bar that satisfies your breakfast and dessert needs all in one.

Frozen Yogurt Bark

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Photo via Diethood

You can make this yummy yogurt bark from Diethood in advance for a quick breakfast or mid-morning snack. Sprinkle berries, granola and some of your other favorite yogurt toppings.

Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bites

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Photo via The Melrose Family

This savory dish from The Melrose Family is the perfect way to use up all the leftover vegetables lying around in your freezer. You can even add chicken to add protein!

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