Food The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids

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List Rules 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Raw Nuts


Raw Nuts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Peanut butter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Peanut butter


High in calories, but super high in protein... and all kids love it.

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Melon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Melon


Watermelon, Cantaloupe and Honeydew. Never passed up.

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String cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
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String cheese


Lower in fat than most cheeses, and you still get the calcium.

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Smoothie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Smoothie


Blend up yogurt, honey and the fruit of their choice.

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Whole Grain Waffles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Whole Grain Waffles


Vans makes toaster waffles that toast in minutes.
Hummus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Hummus


An easy one. All kids seem to love hummus.

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