As a parent of picker eaters I’m always on the look out for creative healthy snacks for kids. With so many empty calorie and low/no nutrition choices out there competing for your child’s attention, having a solid repertoire of good tasting, easy to prepare snack foods on hand is crucial to make sure your child is getting solid nutrition.
Training your child to eat quality food will pay big dividends in the long run. They will be healthier, be able to think and focus better and have more energy. While I know it is much easier to simply buy the box of what ever or pick up an already made package of something, I think that you will find having some of these creative healthy snacks for kids on hand might be an easy to go solution instead.
Creative Healthy Snacks For Kids Recipes & Ideas
Ants on a log:
Celery, peanut butter & raisins. Choosing high quality, all natural peanut butter is important, and you can mix in a little Activated Barley to give the brain a little carb boost.
Raisins out of the box – these are sweet and filling for little tummies.
Always have what ever fruit is in season available – apples, bananas and oranges come in their own wrappers. Oranges with a straw jammed into them make a fun “drink” and cut up melons and berries in a bag are an easy finger food for little hands.
No Bake Nut Butter Cookies:
- 2 cups organic oats
- ½ cup organic nut butter of choice
- ¼ cup organic ground flaxseed meal
- 8 scoops Purium L.O.V. Vanilla Chai
- ½ cup 100% raw organic honey
- ½ cup carob nibs or dark chocolate chips
Mix these ingredients together, shape into flat cookies or little balls, refrigerate. Once they have hardened they are ready to serve.
- dried fruit like cherries, blueberries, cranberries & raisins
- carob nibs or dark chocolate chips
- nuts – almonds, walnuts and/or peanuts
Yogurt, Fruit & Berries
This is way popular in my house…take plain yogurt add honey and frozen berries like blue berries or raspberries. You can even blend this up and freeze it slightly for an ice cream (ish) treat.
Quick Tip When It Comes To Creative Healthy Snacks For Kids:
Tuck boxes of raisins and pieces of fruit in your bag with water when you head out of the house – it will save you money in the long run. How many times have you given in to the candy bar request or trip through the drive through because a little one was melting down from low blood sugar?
The more you train your child to look for whole food snacks the less likely they are to resort to sugar and fat laden items when they needing an energy boost. When you give a child something nutritious they don’t have to eat all that much to be satisfied. The best advice I can give you about helping your kids enjoy creative healthy snacks for kids is to eat them yourself.
The single most beneficial thing you can do for your child when it comes to food, is to model good eating habits for them. When they see you making good food decisions they will make the same decisions. One way to transform your whole family is to join our Purium family and the Million Mom’s Movement.