30+ Wholesome Kid Snack Ideas

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Do you struggle finding wholesome snacks for your kiddos?  I know that I do unless I plan a head.  Feeding my kids nutritious foods is important to me so I try to make it a priority.  I don’t always succeed at this but when I plan ahead and have wholesome foods on hand it makes it easy to feed them foods that I know are good for them.  I’m going to share the list of foods I try to rotate through to offer a variety of yummy and wholesome snacks.  Please comment with foods your family enjoys so I can add to my list!

  • 1 – Sliced apples with cubed cheddar cheese
  • 2 – Cubed watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew
  • 3 – Baby carrots (or a carrot cut into strips), bell pepper strips, celery, and zucchini sticks with hummus dip
  • 4 – Watermelon strips (or wedges) with vanilla yogurt to dip it in
  • 5 – Unsweetened applesauce

Kids Trail Mix

  • 6 – Homemade trail mix – one of our favorites includes Goldfish, peanuts, Craisins, and Cheerios
  • 7 – Whole grain, low-sugar cereal with milk
  • 8 – Graham cracker sandwiches made with peanut butter and occasionally I’ll add a little hazelnut spread to it too
  • 9 – Mini rice cakes (they come in a number of flavors)
  • 10 – Rice cakes with a light vegetable cream cheese on top
  • 11 – I want to buy a dehydrator to make these colorful dehydrated rainbow snacks

Yoplait Yogurt Snack

  • 12 – Vanilla Yoplait® yogurt with sliced bananas and a few dark chocolate chips for fun

Yoplait Original

Yoplait® low-fat yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and my kids love to dress it up.  It’s available at Walmart so if we run out there’s always some close by.  There is an endless assortment of yogurt and topping combinations you can make so have fun with it.  I’ll list a few of our favorite for you.

  • 13 – Low-fat strawberry yogurt with sliced almonds on top

Yogurt Parfait

  • 14 – A Yoplait® yogurt parfait with blueberries and angle food cake
  • 15 – Low-fat vanilla yogurt with blueberries and strawberries on top (cute patriot treat!)
  • 16 – Low-fat orange yogurt with granola
  • 17 – A frozen treat made with yogurt and fruit – Check out our list of 101 Homemade Ice Pops
  • 18 – Whole wheat pretzels with peanut butter to dip them in
  • 19 – Baked tortilla chips with guacamole to dip them in (We like dips in our house)
  • 20 – Cottage cheese (Is that weird to eat it alone?  My daughter likes!)
  • 21 – Fruit and veggie pouches (think baby food but the toddler/kid versions)  It’s a great way to sneak in veggies (like spinach and rutabaga!) without them ever knowing.
  • 22 – Dried fruit like raisins, cranberries, cherries, mangoes, pineapple, apricots, plums or blueberries (We usually only have a few on hand at a time but I think it would be fun to make a trail mix of sorts with a lot of dried fruit and store in snack size baggies.  I’ll have to try that!)
  • 23 – Cheese!  We love all kinds of cheese.  My daughter calls them by their shape : ) Stick cheese (Sargento string cheese), circle cheese (individually wrapped Blue Bell), rectangle cheese (Cabot Extra Sharp block cut in slices – as a side note, Cabot’s Extra Sharp is sharper than their Seriously Sharp which seems backwards to me and took me forever to remember), square cheese (any brand of a softer cheese that we have cubed).
  • 24 – Fruit of all kinds – raspberries, mandarin oranges, pineapple, kiwi, grapes, bananas, blueberries, strawberries, etc.
  • 25 – Smoothie with low-fat Yoplait® yogurt, frozen fruit, a little low-fat milk (I would add spinach and other goodies if I had a really good blender but unfortunately I don’t right now)
  • 26 – Cucumber slices, broccoli, cauliflower, baby tomatoes, carrot strips, and ranch to dip them in
  • 27 – A handful of nuts – almonds, cashews, peanuts, pistachios, pecans, or walnuts (I make sure they are seated for this snack without any running around)

Homemade Yogurt Melts

  • 28 – Homemade yogurt melts (made with a variety of our favorite Yoplait® flavors)
  • 29 – Cherries with yogurt to dip them in
  • 30 – Whole grain crackers with cottage cheese
  • 31 – Toast with honey drizzled on top (I’ve found that cutting the toast into a butterfly {like an X} cuts down on the mess)
  • 32 – Hard boiled eggs or eggs of any kind with toast
  • 33 – Popcorn (My husband has a fabulous recipe for popcorn that I’ll have to share with you all soon! It’s a delicious cheesy, slightly spicy powder to sprinkle on top of plain popcorn.)

Kid Snack Ideas

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  1. Catherine S says

    What great snack ideas. Watermelon is always a big hit. Grapes and cheese is another snack my son loves.

  2. These are all great snack ideas. We love to mix in different things with our yogurt. We go through a lot of yogurt and granola in this house.

  3. Those are great snacks ideas. I would eat them as well!

  4. My son is such a picky eater and I have a hard time getting him to eat anything that’s even halfway healthy. I’m going to start giving him 2 options, both that I’m satisfied with, and will try some of these ideas as options. He’ll just have to eat what I give him or do without, haha.

  5. We always try to keep cubed watermelon or cantaloupe in the fridge all the time for snacking. So much better than grabbing chips!

  6. This is a wonderful list of ideas! It can be hard to find healthy snacks that kids actually like to eat. I think most of these would go over really well!

  7. Those all sound like yummy ideas. Having things available and quick to grab machines it so much easier for us.

  8. Yoplait is my fave. I love that stuff and could eat it for breakfast, lunch, or snack!

  9. What a fabulous list of snacks! Thanks for sharing. I needed this!

  10. Look at all these snack ideas! i like the yogurt melts one!

  11. These are great! I need to pin this for later! I’m always looking for yummy and healthy treats for my kids!

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