The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids Foods

The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids

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List Criteria: No junk food. That includes anything like 'lunchables' or chips.

Parents are always in search of healthy snacks. Kids are a paradox. They are often hungry, but also picky. It can be hard to get your kid to snack on something that's good for them, but there are plenty of simple foods that most kids will eat. This is a list of healthy snacks for kids that you don't need to buy in single wrapped packages and that they usually won't turn down. Vote for your favorite go-to snack, and add anything you think is missing.


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    Fresh Fruit

    Fresh Fruit
    Photo: Calvert Cafe
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    High in calories, but super high in protein... and all kids love it.
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    Raw Nuts

    Raw Nuts
    Photo: Satoru Kikuchi
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    Melon
    Photo: Freebase/Public domain
    Watermelon, Cantaloupe and Honeydew. Never passed up.
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    Lower in fat than most cheeses, and you still get the calcium.
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    Whole Grain Waffles

    Whole Grain Waffles
    Photo: Joe Benjamin
    Vans makes toaster waffles that toast in minutes.
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    Dried fruit
    Photo: Freebase/Public domain
    Apricots, Mangos, Apples ... anything that can be dried.
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    Smoothie
    Photo: Freebase/Public domain
    Blend up yogurt, honey and the fruit of their choice.
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    An easy one. All kids seem to love hummus.
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    Whole Grain Cereal

    Whole Grain Cereal
    Photo: reb
    Can be bagged dry for a snack or just munched on with milk. Check the sugar amount.
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    Sure, salty. But also good for dipping in hummus or subbing in for chips.
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    Raisins

    Raisins
    Photo: Jenn Durfey
    The king of the easy snack.
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    Another easy snack. Watch the added sugar.
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    Whole Wheat Noodles

    Whole Wheat Noodles
    Photo: Karl Baron
    Whole wheat puts nutrition into something your kids always want to eat.
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    Buy one of those egg slicers so your kid can slice his own egg. It's a fun way to get them to eat eggs.
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    Low Fat Ham

    Low Fat Ham
    Photo: Sinead Stout
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    Whole Wheat Cheese Quesadilla

    Whole Wheat Cheese Quesadilla
    Photo: Alexandre Macedo
    Bleach flour tortillas are not particularly good for you, so counter that with whole wheat.
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    Added by: arun

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    Gluten-Free Crackers

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