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Parenting The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids  

Desertrat89
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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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54 6
Fresh Fruit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Fresh Fruit

2
42 14
Raw Nuts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Raw Nuts

3
39 12
Peanut butter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
High in calories, but super high in protein... and all kids love it.

4
34 10
Melon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Watermelon, Cantaloupe and Honeydew. Never passed up.

5
34 12
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Lower in fat than most cheeses, and you still get the calcium.

6
29 11
Smoothie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Blend up yogurt, honey and the fruit of their choice.

7
28 11
Whole Grain Waffles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Whole Grain Waffles
Vans makes toaster waffles that toast in minutes.

8
27 11
Pretzel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
analise.dubner added
Sure, salty. But also good for dipping in hummus or subbing in for chips.

9
30 15
Hummus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
An easy one. All kids seem to love hummus.

10
32 17
Dried fruit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Apricots, Mangos, Apples ... anything that can be dried.

11
25 11
Apple sauce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Another easy snack. Watch the added sugar.

12
27 15
Whole Grain Cereal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Whole Grain Cereal
Can be bagged dry for a snack or just munched on with milk. Check the sugar amount.

13
22 14
Raisins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Raisins
The king of the easy snack.

14
19 14
Low Fat Ham is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Low Fat Ham

15
20 16
Whole Wheat Noodles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Whole Wheat Noodles
Whole wheat puts nutrition into something your kids always want to eat.

16
24 21
Hard boiled egg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
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.

17
19 17
Whole Wheat Cheese Quesadilla is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Whole Wheat Cheese Quesadilla
Bleach flour tortillas are not particularly good for you, so counter that with whole wheat.

18
9 9
Oatmeal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
arun added

19
9 25
Gluten-Free Crackers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids
Gluten-Free Crackers