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!
Baked chickpeas turn into sweet crunchy snacks with this easy recipe.
Get the recipe: @vegantipster
Kids love dipping cinnamon pita chips into this delicious spin on fruit salad.
Get the recipe: @bellyfullblog
Somehow, adding Popsicle sticks makes these watermelon slices so much more fun to eat! (And a little bit less messy too.)
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
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
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
These muffins are packed full of pumpkin, carrots, applesauce, bananas, yogurt, oats, and whole-wheat flour. Adults love them too!
Get the recipe: @reallifedinner
Mix up veggies, fruit, and cheese to make snack skewers that are sure to satisfy.
Use a melon baller to make these fruity treats even more fun to make and eat.
A few extra touches turn these healthy snacks for kids into the perfect birthday classroom treat!
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.
Coconut Lime Dip
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
How cute are these? All you need are some Sharpies to turn everyone’s favorite cheese snack into a fun surprise!
Use a frosting piping bag to fill large raspberries with yogurt for a special treat.
Source: Healthy Little Foodies
Fruit and Veggie Gummies
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.)
Swap your Cheetos for these healthier chickpea puffs. Bonus: They don’t turn your fingers orange!
Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies
Kids adore these little bunnies, and they’re made with the best ingredients!
These chips are light, crispy, and gluten-free.
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
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
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.
YumEarth Fruit Snacks
Sure, you could make your own fruit snacks—or just buy these beloved little gummies instead!
GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce
Shelf-stable applesauce that doesn’t require a spoon? Yes, please!
Fruit cups are shelf-stable and give you a nice boost anytime. Look for sugar-free or 100% juice for the healthiest options.
Guilt-free popcorn in perfectly proportioned snack packs—who could ask for more?
Buy it: SkinnyPop Variety Pack on Amazon
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