Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

As a busy mom, I’m always looking for healthy snack ideas for kids. Whether it’s for an after-school snack, a midday meal, or just a quick bite, it seems like my kids are always hungry for more!

Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

We’ve partnered with one of our favorite brands, Shamrock Farms, to bring you these  protein-packed Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids. Each recipe goes great with Shamrock Farms milk.

Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

Shamrock Farms Mmmmilk

Shamrock Farms milks are pure, fresh and nutritious — with no added hormones! Plus, each flavor  offers more than 25 percent of the daily recommended value of protein. It’s so important to make sure your kids are getting the nutrients they need to grow big and strong!

Fruit Bars

Fruit Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups toasted O-shaped whole grain oat cereal
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit

Stir peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon together in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then pour mixture over cereal and stir. Mix in dried fruit.

Spread cereal mixture into a baking pan. Refrigerate until firm (about 1 hour). Cut into bars and serve.

Banana Rolls

Banana Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 whole wheat tortillas
  • Toothpicks

Mix the honey, peanut butter, and cinnamon in a bowl. Spread mixture onto the tortillas.

Place a whole banana on each tortilla and roll up. Toast until golden brown on each side in a pan.

Slice into 1/2 inch rounds, then serve with toothpicks.

Fruit Kabobs

Fruit Kabobs

Ingredients:

  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Red Grapes
  • 1 orange
  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 kiwis
  • skewers

Cut fruit into bite-sized pieces, then place on skewers in fun patterns.

Healthy S'mores

Healthy S’mores

Ingredients:

  • 1 large apple
  • Peanut butter
  • Granola
  • Chocolate chips

Wash and core apple, then cut into rings. Spread peanut  butter on one apple slice and top with granola. Add chocolate chips and cover with second apple slice to make a healthy s’more sandwich.

No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toasted coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup nut butter (almond, sunflower or peanut to suggest a few!)
  • 1 cup dry oatmeal

Pour all ingredients into medium size bowl. Stir ingredients until combined. Roll into balls. Refrigerate until firm.

Protein Popsicle Smoothies

Protein Popsicle Smoothies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Shamrock Farms Strawberry Reduced Fat mmmmilk
  • 1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries

Pour  Shamrock Farms Strawberry Reduced Fat Milk and Greek vanilla yogurt into blender. Add a handful of each kind of berries. Blend until smooth.

Add the mixture to your favorite popsicle molds. Freeze for 3 to 4 hours and enjoy.

You can find Shamrock Farms on-the-go milks in regular, chocolate, and strawberry flavors at select Walmart stores for $1 each  — just look for the display case in the dairy aisle.

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