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Healthy Snacks for Kids That Don't Seem Healthy at All

10 Kids Snack Recipes They'll Love

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Forget plain old carrot sticks or boring trail mix. These healthy kids snacks prove you can have great food that is good for you, too. From popcorn to fruit smoothies to deviled eggs and even rice crispy treats, these snacks are all loaded with great flavor - and they just happen to be healthy, too.

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1. Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats
Stephanie Gallagher

These rice crispy treats taste every bit as sweet and delicious as regular rice crispy treats, but they're made with brown rice syrup and peanut butter instead of marshmallows, giving them a better nutritional profile than regular rice crispy treats.

2. Berry Fruit Smoothies

Berry Fruit Smoothies
Stephanie Gallagher

Snacks for kids don't get much healthier than these fruit smoothies. They are icy, sweet and loaded with vitamins, minerals, calcium and fiber. Yum!

 

3. Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

Loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, these roasted chickpeas make a crunchy and healthy snack for kids that will keep the kids going all day long.

 

4. Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole
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Once thought to be one of the least healthy snacks you can eat, guacamole gained favor among the health set when nutritionists reazlied the fat in guacamole is heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids - the kind growing kids need. This easy guacamole recipe makes a great healthy snack for kids.

 

5. Pumpkin Bran Cream Cheese Muffins

Pumpkin Bran Muffins
Stephanie Gallagher

This pumpkin muffins recipe is one of those healthy snacks for kids that doesn't seem healthy. As tasty as carrot cake, these pumpkin cream cheese muffins are loaded with healthy fiber, vitamins and protein.

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6. Frozen Grapes

Frozen Grapes
Stephanie Gallagher
Healthy kids snacks don't get much easier to prepare than these frozen grapes. And the best part is the taste - it's like a grape sorbet.

7. Fruit and Cheese Plate

Fruit and Cheese Plate
Stephanie Gallagher

Kids like nibbling, so I like to find healthy kids snacks that appeal to that instinct. This fruit and cheese plate is the perfect solution. If you're feeling creative, cut the cheese into shapes with mini cutters (compare prices).

8. Black Bean Dip Recipe

Black Bean Dip
Stephanie Gallagher
This uber-healthy snack recipe is creamy and satisfying and will keep the kids going all afternoon long. Serve with tortilla chips, carrot and red pepper slices or pita chips.

9. Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled Eggs
Stephanie Gallagher

Kids love to snack on anything that's bite-sized, and these deviled eggs are perfect for small hands. This is also one of those healthy snacks that's high in protein.

 

10. Chicken Nachos Recipe

Chicken Nachos
Stephanie Gallagher

Nachos don't seem like a healthy snack for kids, but they are full of protein and calcium. Choose a high-fiber tortilla chip to make this a healthier snack recipe for the kids.

 

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