Snacks for Kids that are Healthy + Yummy + Quick = Happy Mom and Happy Kids! If your kids are snackers like mine, then quick and healthy snacks are a must! The best part is, these snacks are super tasty and fun, so your kids won’t suspect a thing! Picky eater? No worries, we have something for everyone!

Quick Kids Snacks

healthy snacks for kids recipes quick like these apple chips, veggie and fruit trees, yogurt and fruit popsicles, breakfast balls, and apple peanut butter and raisin cookies.
Let’s make a healthy snack for kids…quick!

Whether your child likes veggies, fruit, popsicles, or baked goods, we tried to gather as many different recipes as we could to ensure there was a quick snack for everyone.

Related: Toddler snacks

Plus, a lot of these would be fun try so maybe you could have a few different snacks a week. Mix it up a bit! I know I don’t like eating the same thing over and over again and kids are no different. A lot of these are also good for the lunch box, so that is a bonus.

Easy Healthy Snacks For Kids

1. Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

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Here is the easy way to peel a hard boiled egg to make snacking easier!

Whole boiled eggs are always a good idea! They’re full of protein, B vitamins, vitamin A, and other minerals. This easy peel hard boiled eggs recipe will make boiled eggs an quick and easy snack! via The Realistic Mama

2. Breakfast To Go

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Breakfast balls are quick and easy snacking for kids!

These breakfast balls are delicious and loaded with protein, not to mention fiber. These breakfast balls can easily be made ahead which makes them perfect for breakfast on the go or just a nice snack during the day. via Kids Activities Blog

3. Healthy Muffins

Healthy applesauce muffin recipe from Well Plated shown in the muffin tins
Mmmm…muffins are the perfect snack!

Muffins are great to make ahead in big batches. And don’t worry these applesauce muffins are indeed healthy muffins so you won’t have to worry about all the extra processed sugar! via Well Plated

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Easy Snacks with Fruits and Veggies

4. Blueberry Bliss

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Let’s make blueberry snacks!

These blueberry bliss bars are healthy, don’t require baking, and only have 4 ingredients. Perfect! Blueberry bliss bars are sweet, creamy, fruity, with a hint of vanilla, delicious! via My Whole Food Life This is a perfect sweet after school snack.

5. Apple Sandwiches

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Snack time! These apple sandwiches can be made as cookies and will fill the kids right up. Add peanut butter, or your favorite nut butter, shredded coconut and raisins. Want it to be sweeter? You can add dark chocolate chips which are high in antioxidants and magnesium. via Kids Activities Blog If you have picky eaters that don’t like apple slices, you could probably use rice cakes too.

6. Peanut Butter Smoothie

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A peanut butter energy smoothie that is fast and easy to make! Plus this peanut butter smoothie has a banana in it, and we all know peanut butter and bananas are on of the best flavor combos. via Your Modern Family Its a great way to get fruit and protein! Perfect afternoon snack without a lot of added sugar and healthy fats, perfect for a child’s diet.

7. Fruit Gummy

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Let’s make yummy homemade gummies!

Turn these homemade fruit gummies into a fun educational science experiment. I know, rarely do we think of a fruit gummy as being healthy, but these homemade gummies are made with all natural fruit juice and gelatin. via Left Brain Craft Brain This sweet treat is a colorful snack that is delicious! These kid-friendly snacks taste better than the store bought.

8. Easy Muffin Recipe

Easy toddler muffin recipe from The Worktop - 2 muffin pans filled with baked muffins on a wooden table

Toddler muffins. They’re healthy, delicious, and the kids can help make them! Plus, this easy muffin recipe can be transformed into any type of flavor! You can make apple cinnamon muffins, blueberry, chocolate chip, anything your child likes! via The Worktop You can also make these whole grains to make these muffins more healthy options.

9. Dehydrated Snacks

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Let’s make dehydrated apple snacks!

How about some dehydrated fruit that can be made into fun shapes with cookie cutters? Dehydrated snacks are great because if you vacuum seal them they last even long and make convenient little snack packs. via Kara Carrero These taste so good and are one of my kids favorite healthy snacks.

10. Honey Popsicles

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Popsicles are always a quick and easy snack!

These healthy fruit and yogurt popsicles are super yummy, and can be eaten for breakfast. My child absolutely loves these, they are naturally sweetened with fresh fruit and honey and the creamy yogurt is a nice touch! via Mama. Papa. Bubba Young children will love this and won’t know they’re eating healthy.

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11. How To Make Apple Chips

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You can make apple chips without a dehydrator!

Apple chips are a great healthy snack idea. The best part is, you won’t have to shell out a bunch of money for this snack because you can learn how to make apple chips! They’re super easy to make and the cool thing is the flavor changes a bit depending on which type of apple you use! via DIY Natural These are delicious and nutritious snacks.

12. Quick Snacks For Kids

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Your snack can be art!

Get the kids excited about fruits and veggies with snack art. Make apples and carrots look like a palm tree or anything else your kiddo may like. This really is a quick snack for kids. via Kids Steam Lab

13. Berries And Cream

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Make coconut whipping cream for a delightful snack!

Berries and cream are one of my personal favorite snacks. Cut up fruit with homemade coconut whipped cream on top, is just perfect for special occasions {or for fun on an ordinary day}. via The Realistic Mama This is great for older kids and actually could be used as a healthy breakfast.

Healthy Snacks for Kids: Cookies!

14. 2 Ingredient Banana Cookies

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Cookies can be healthy too!

These banana cookies are healthy, and only require 2 ingredients! They’re sweet and full of fiber! Your kids won’t realize they’re eating healthy with these 2 ingredient banana cookies. via Kids Activities Blog

15. Oatmeal Cookies

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Oatmeal cookies pack a lot of healthy ingredients into a snack size!

I feel like oatmeal cookies often get over looked. Healthy oatmeal cookies are low in calories and high in deliciousness. Plus, you can add in so many yummy things like dark chocolate chips or dried fruit. via Well Plated

Related: Try my grandma’s breakfast cookies recipe

16. Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

stack of three peanut butter cups homemade on white table from Happy Healthy Mama
Is it candy? Or a great snack?

Researchers say if you’re gonna eat sweets then peanut butter cups are the best one to eat because of the peanut butter in them. 4-ingredient chocolate peanut butter cups that taste better than the real thing! Healthy peanut butter cups have the same flavor without all the processed sugar. via Happy Healthy Mama

17. No Bake Cookies For Kids

No bake cookies with rolled oats, nuts, dried fruit and shredded coconut you can’t go wrong. Wanting to spend time with your kids? This recipe is perfect for getting them involved in the kitchen! via Playtivities What a fun way to eat wholesome ingredients, and still enjoy a cookie.

Snacks for Kids Lunches Highlight

Easy snacks that don’t require refrigeration through the day making it easier to dump into a bag or lunch box include breakfast balls, fruit gummies, muffins, dehydrated fruits including apple chips, banana cookies, oatmeal cookies and no bake cookies.

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Which of these snacks did your kids enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear!

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  1. I’m a fan of the variety in these healthy kids snacks! Will be using these for when everyone’s preferences change overnight, lol

  2. I always try to encourage my family to eat a clean diet, but they get bored easily. I am going to try making these healthy kids snacks for all of us!

  3. I think I need these healthy kids snacks for myself. These look amazing. My family loves peanut butter cups, I am making this healthy option ASAP!

  4. I was reading this article looking for ways to get my picky eater to expand her selection of acceptable foods. She saw the yogurt and fruit popsicles over my shoulder and wants to make them! Let’s hope making them translates into actually eating them. I would be thrilled to have more healthy kids snacks in the rotation!