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

10 Kids Snack Recipes They'll Love

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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    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.

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    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!

     

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    Roasted Chickpeas

    Roasted Chickpeas recipe
    Roasted Chickpeas. 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.

     

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    Guacamole
    Guacamole. Getty Images/Stockbyte

    Once thought to be one of the least healthy snacks you can eat, guacamole gained favor among the health set when nutritionists realized 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.

     

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    Pumpkin Bran Cream Cheese Muffins

    Pumpkin Bran 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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    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.

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    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.

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    Black Bean Dip Recipe

    Black Bean Dip
    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.

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    Deviled Eggs Recipe

    Deviled Eggs
    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.

     

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    Chicken Nachos Recipe

    Chicken Nachos
    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.