Food in our household is an important issue. It’s the one of the biggest chunks of our money budget each month because we want to provide good, healthy food options to ourselves and to my daughter. It is what fuels us and for growing little bodies and brains, kids are constantly hungry and in need of this fuel! So I have done a round-up of healthy (or at least HEALTHIER) snacks. I know that I am always looking for healthy snacks for kids and like to find lists. Also, Be looking forward to more robust meals, because it is coming soon! 🙂
First and Foremost, did you see that the Sustainable Living Blogger Community collaborated this past week to bring you some healthy alternatives to fast food? If you did, let’s recap!
Healthy Homemade Takeaway Chicken from Kids Play Space
Dehydrated Fruit Chips (with cookie Cutters) from ALLterNATIVElearning
Healthy Homemade French Fries from All Done Monkey
Homemade Happy Meal from Down to Earth Mother
Healthy Smoothies and Ice Cream from Just for Daisy
Beyond just finding fast food alternatives, it is important to provide healthy snacks for kids on a regular basis. The following is a round up of more great snack ideas and many are presented in fun ways!
Banana Peanut Butter “Cupcakes” from Tutus and Tea Parties
Little Chicks, Healthy Food for a Snack from Kiddie Foodies
Fruit Nut Crispy Cakes from Craftulate
Quick & Healthy Toddler Meal & Snack Ideas from The Eyes of a Boy
100 Gluten Free Snack Ideas from The Chaos and the Clutter
Sweet Potato Crisps from Football Food and Motherhood
No Bake Energy Bites from Juggling With Kids
Sushi Penguins from Learning With Play At Home
Rainbow Snacks from Sugar Aunts
Easy Tree Snacks for Kids from Fantastic Fun and Learning
What are your favorite go-to snacks for your kids?
If you have a great healthy idea, share it via social media with the hashtag #NutritionStartsEarly – it is a double entendre, so it could mean that it starts as kids and/or it starts in the morning!
Kara is an author, wife, and mother of 3 children living in Boston, MA. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and even helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!