25 Yummy School-Approved Healthy Snacks for Kids

Tasty treats that are good for you, too!

Collage of Healthy Snacks for Kids

Make snack time easy, delicious, and good for you with these healthy snacks for kids. All of them are nut-free, so they’re perfect for schools with a no-nut policy. You’ll find options here for individual snacks, filling up the snack drawer, or fulfilling your snack-time duties.

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Healthy Snack Recipes for Kids

Whip up these treats when it’s your turn to do snack time. Older kids can try these recipes on their own too!

Cinnamon Chickpeas

Ingredients for making crispy cinnamon chickpeas (Healthy Snacks for Kids)

Baked chickpeas turn into sweet crunchy snacks with this easy recipe.

Get the recipe: @vegantipster

Fruit Salsa


Small dish of fruit salsa with cinnamon pie crust chip

Kids love dipping cinnamon pita chips into this delicious spin on fruit salad.

Get the recipe: @bellyfullblog

Watermelon Pops

Slices of watermelon with wood popsicle sticks used to turn them into watermelon pops

Somehow, adding Popsicle sticks makes these watermelon slices so much more fun to eat! (And a little bit less messy too.)

Source: @ecorascals

Cucumber Chips

White bowl holding dehydrated cucumber chips (Healthy Snacks for Kids)

If your kids like salt-and-vinegar potato chips, try this healthier version made of baked cucumber slices.

Get the recipe: Low Carb Yum

Everything Bagel Celery Sticks

Celery sticks stuffed with cream cheese sprinkled with Everything Bagel seasoning

This peanut-free spin on the old “Ants on a Log” is delicious and filling. Not a fan of everything-bagel seasoning? Try plain cream cheese with raisins instead.

Source: Beyer Beware

No-Bake Granola Cups

Granola cups with sunflower seed butter and chocolate (Healthy Snacks for Kids)

You can make these no-bake snacks with peanut butter, or use sunflower seed butter to make them nut-free and school-safe.

Get the recipe: Ela Vegan

Toddler Muffins

Healthy muffin on a white napkin with a tray of muffins in the background (Healthy Snacks for Kids)

These muffins are packed full of pumpkin, carrots, applesauce, bananas, yogurt, oats, and whole-wheat flour. Adults love them too!

Get the recipe: @reallifedinner

Snack Skewers

Snack skewers made of strawberries, cucumber slices, and cheese

Mix up veggies, fruit, and cheese to make snack skewers that are sure to satisfy.

Source: @leonslunch

Fruit Kabobs

Fruit kebobs made of nectarines, mandarin slices, and balls of cantaloupe and banana (Healthy Snacks for Kids)

Use a melon baller to make these fruity treats even more fun to make and eat.

Source: @kjeanneb

Butterfly Baggies

Cheese cubes and baby carrots in ziplock bags, with a clothespin body to turn it into a butterfly shape

A few extra touches turn these healthy snacks for kids into the perfect birthday classroom treat!

Source: @managingthemoreys

Veggie Bugs

Cute insects made of vegetables and fruits (Healthy Snacks for Kids)

Turn snack time into craft time! Give kids fruits and veggies to choose from, and help them assemble bugs they’ll be happy to devour.

Source: @elevatednannies

Coconut Lime Dip

Watermelon sticks with coconut lime dip in a white bowl on a white plate

Convert this yogurt-based dip into a school snack by portioning it out in smaller cups. It works well with all sorts of fruits, but we love the idea of serving it with watermelon sticks.

Get the recipe: Abbey’s Kitchen

Seuss String Cheese

String cheese decorated to look like the cat in the hat, with a copy of the book

How cute are these? All you need are some Sharpies to turn everyone’s favorite cheese snack into a fun surprise!

Source: @myhomesteadlife

Yogurt-Stuffed Raspberries

Raspberries filled with yogurt in a heart-shaped bowl

Use a frosting piping bag to fill large raspberries with yogurt for a special treat.

Source: Healthy Little Foodies

Fruit and Veggie Gummies

Red and orange gummies made from fruit and veggies in a small glass jar

Kids love gummy fruit snacks. This homemade version is even healthier, since it sneaks some veggies into the mix!

Get the recipe: Dessert for Two

Prepackaged Healthy Snacks for Kids

Looking for something you can throw into a lunchbox, stash in your desk drawer, or stick in the fridge? These healthy snacks for kids are nut-free and totally delicious. (See more nut-free shelf-stable healthy snacks here.)


Hand holding two Hippeas cheese puffs (Healthy Snacks for Kids)

Swap your Cheetos for these healthier chickpea puffs. Bonus: They don’t turn your fingers orange!

Buy it: Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs White Cheddar on Amazon

Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies

Annie's Cheddar Bunnies box and bowl with kid's craft supplies (Healthy Snacks for Kids)

Source: @learn.with.jen.the.ot

Kids adore these little bunnies, and they’re made with the best ingredients!

Buy it: Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies Snack Packets on Amazon

PopCorners Chips

A bag of White Cheddar PopCorners chips with desk supplies

Source: @three_ladies_boutique

These chips are light, crispy, and gluten-free.

Buy it: PopCorners 20-Count Snack Bags on Amazon


Child holding an opened bag of Popchips (Healthy Snacks for Kids)

Here’s another yummy take on triangle-shaped snack chips. These are made from potatoes, but they’re super light and crunchy.

Buy it: Popchips Variety Pack on Amazon

Enjoy Life Chewy Bars

Enjoy Life Chewy Bar lying on a blue plate

This brand caters to the allergy-friendly market, so their nut-free snacks are a safe and sure choice.

Buy it: Enjoy Life Chewy Bars on Amazon

Don’t Go Nuts Bars

3 boxes of Don't Go Nuts snack bars

These are a little pricier than your average granola bar. But many reviewers feel it’s worth it for the peace of mind of a delicious and truly nut-free snack.

Buy it: Don’t Go Nuts Chewy Granola Bars on Amazon

YumEarth Fruit Snacks

Open bag of YumEarth fruit snacks with fruit-shaped gummies spread on a white table

Source: @iherb_blog_anna_kiev

Sure, you could make your own fruit snacks—or just buy these beloved little gummies instead!

Buy it: YumEarth Organic Fruit Snacks on Amazon

GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce

Open container of GoGo SqueeZ applesauce (Healthy Snacks for Kids)

Shelf-stable applesauce that doesn’t require a spoon? Yes, please!

Buy it: GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce Variety Pack on Amazon

Fruit Cups

Hand with blue-painted fingernails opening aDel Monte mandarin orange fruit cup with a package nearby

Fruit cups are shelf-stable and give you a nice boost anytime. Look for sugar-free or 100% juice for the healthiest options.

Buy it: Del Monte No Sugar Added Variety Fruit Cups on Amazon

SkinnyPop Popcorn

Hand reaching for a bag of SkinnyPop popcorn

Guilt-free popcorn in perfectly proportioned snack packs—who could ask for more?

Buy it: SkinnyPop Variety Pack on Amazon

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25 Yummy School-Approved Healthy Snacks for Kids