7 Healthy (and Delicious) Snack Ideas Just in Time for Back to School
Healthy snacks that your little ones will love are not always easy to come by.
Sugary treats are fine in moderation, but a more balanced snack will give them the fuel they need to crush their homework and score that game-winning goal. So, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite healthy, easy-to-whip-up snacks that your kids are guaranteed to love.
Cumin Carrot Fries
Who doesn’t love fries? Crispy, salty and hot—there’s nothing better.
Except when you can up the brain-boosting power by using good-for-you carrots in place of potatoes! Plus, with a light dusting of cumin, these fries will be a fun, familiar way to get your little ones to try new flavors, which is always a bonus.
Introducing vegetables in a fun format can help get your kids excited about eating healthier. You can even give these a quirky name like “Cucumber Fantasticks” for an extra pop of fun.
With freshly peeled cucumber and savory cream cheese and lox, this quirky twist on a lox bagel is given a delightful kick from the addition of onions and capers. This is a fun, easy way to introduce kids to new flavors and textures. Hey, it’s worth a shot!
Sweet Potato Chips
Chips are an easy, go-to for after school snacking—so why not give ‘em what they want, with a healthy twist.
Lightly seasoned and cut into kid-friendly shapes, these chips offer the crunch they’re looking for with the goodness of sweet potatoes and it’s all done in less than an hour! Don’t be surprised if these chips are a new favorite in your house.
Popcorn is the go-to for a quick and easy snack that’s sure to put a smile on their faces. Just grab your favorite brand of stovetop popcorn and whip up a tasty, spiced seasoning that’s dusted with a kick of cayenne.
Cinnamon Honey Nut Butter
With fall right around the corner, it’s easy to get inspired by the flavors of the season. And since nuts are packed with brain-boosting protein and healthy fats, you’ll feel good about this sweet treat.
A touch of cinnamon and honey round out the nuttiness of this spread—slather it on your favorite brand of whole grain bread for an afternoon snack that’s as healthy as it is delicious.
Natural Fruit Ice Bar & Sherbert
The seasons may soon be changing, but there are still a few hot and hazy days ahead. So, while the sun is still shining, whip up these fruit popsicles. They’re fresh, fun and made with real fruit, which is always a plus.
Burrata and Heirloom Tomato Pizza with Basil Pesto
Sure, pizza might not seem like the healthiest snack, but all it takes is a tweaking of a few key ingredients and you’ve got a colorful, brain-fueling treat to please a crowd.
With homemade pesto, creamy burrata and ripe heirloom tomatoes, this pie is loaded with appetite-crushing ingredients. And, since it’s packed with macronutrients, it’s a great option for easing grumbling tummies after soccer practice or music lessons.
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