9 healthy snacks your kids will actually eat

July 31 2017 by Carli

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite healthy kid-friendly snack ideas that are nutritious, fun to make and taste great!

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greek yogurt with fresh berries

This is such a simple one. Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, potassium, protein and zinc. It’s also a source of vitamins B6 and B12! Not only is the thicker, creamier texture of Greek yogurt so delicious but it also has twice the protein of regular yogurt… perfect for growing children! Plus, it doesn’t contain added sugar unlike other store bought yogurts. Add some fresh berries on top for some flavor and sweetness.

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frozen berry yogurt

If your kids aren’t usually fans of yogurt try freezing it! Take the above idea and blend everything together to create frozen pops. These healthy popsicles are perfect for cooling off in the summer without the added sugar in regular frozen treats. You can even find fun molds to freeze them in!

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“jelly doughnut”

Wondering 'how can a doughnut be healthy'? Don’t worry, it’s not a real doughnut! We created a nutritionist-approved version of a childhood favorite dessert. Kids love the sweet mix of vanilla “cookie drops” and raspberry fruit strings made with real fruit juice!

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jazzed up hardboiled eggs

Hardboiled eggs are a good source of protein making it a great snack to fill kids up with healthy fats and protein. Hard boil a few eggs and let kids decorate them with markers. Or if they are a little older try serving the egg with avocado lunch for hearty snack or quick lunch!

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When it comes to growing needs, boiled eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein. A medium egg contains 6 grams of protein along with healthy fats and fat soluble nutrients A, D, E and K.

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veggie rainbow

Okay, some kids won’t eat veggies but what if they get to create and eat an edible rainbow?? Chop up cucumber, red pepper, celery, carrots, sugar snap peas in thin slices and let kids create a rainbow using the veggie sticks. Serve with hummus, guacamole or seasoned Greek yogurt for added flavor. (Or to help hide the taste of those veggies!)

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peanut butter dippers

If your kid can’t get enough of peanut butter you should keep a few of these ‘protein peanut butter with pretzel sticks’ on hand! Peanuts have so much to offer when it comes to nutrition. Not only are they a good source of natural protein and dietary fiber, they’re also full of essential nutrients, like manganese, vitamin B and phosphorus.

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frozen fruit

Fruits like mango, pineapple, watermelon and grapes are great fruit options for children of all ages. Try cutting the fruit into fun shapes and freeze for a quick and healthy snack that kids will actually be excited to eat! (Be sure to chop up fruit in sizes appropriate for your child’s age.)

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energy balls

One way to trick your kid into eating a healthy snack is by making it taste and look like a dessert! These energy balls are surprisingly easy to make in whatever flavors your child loves best. We love blending together hazelnuts, raw cacao, dates (for sweetness!) and cinnamon for a healthy chocolate ball.

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summer berry flapjacks

Kids love graze flapjacks and the summer berry flapjack is perfect for kids of all ages! These tasty treats are hand baked in small batches and are a great source of fiber. Your kids will love this sweet treat made with juicy strawberry and raspberry-infused cranberries.

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healthy banana split

A lot of kids love bananas so we love the idea of creating a healthy, kid-friendly banana split. Simply split a banana in half, drizzle some honey and top it with something sweet and crunchy… maybe your kid’s favorite graze snack??

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By Carli, graze blogger.

Carli is the New York-based blogger at graze and loves everything about social media, writing, delicious food trends and her puppy of course!

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