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10 best snacks for kids

Because they want to eat, like, all the time, fill them up good with these healthy and hearty snacks.

By Amy Valm

10 best snacks for kids

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Our best snacks for kids

Kiwi Yogurt Cups

Who knew something so simple could be so good. Layers of thick Greek yogurt and kiwi that’s been stirred with honey make a great prep-ahead snack. Keep a few mason jars in the fridge for those after-school hunger pangs. Get the recipe: Kiwi Yogurt Cups

cup with layers of yogurt and kiwisPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

These may look fancy, but they're way easier to make than you think. Medjool dates, dried apricots, cashews and pepitas go for a whirl in the food processor and are pressed into a pan to set. Easy peasy. Get the recipe: Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

fruit and nut bars tied up with stringPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Blueberry-Ginger Muffins

Muffin snacks just make sense. They’re usually packed with goodness, but still kind of resemble cupcakes (it’s all about marketing sometimes). These handheld goodies feature blueberries, candied ginger and Greek yogurt. Get the recipe: Blueberry-Ginger Muffins

blueberry muffin recipePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chocolate Pretzel Granola Bars

Ever read the label on a generic box of granola bars? There’s lots of ingredients that are tricky to pronounce. We have faith that you’ll be familiar with every single ingredient in these sweet and salty snacks. Get the recipe: Chocolate Pretzel Granola Bars

tray of homemade granola bars with chocolate chipsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Oven-Roasted Crispy Chickpeas

This surprisingly addictive snack is super crunchy when warm, chewy and nutty when leftover (if you actually have any left over). They go beyond snack time, making excellent croutons, too—toss them on soup or in salads. Get the recipe: Oven-Roasted Crispy Chickpeas

baking tray with roasted chickpeasPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Twisted Cheese Straws

For your savoury snackers, these oh-so-cheesy straws are made with puff pastry and pack the perfect crunch. Stuff them in lunchboxes or offer them up when your crew just needs to get their carb on. Get the recipe: Twisted Cheese Straws

metal cup with twisted bread sticksPhoto: Roberto Caruso

No-Bake Brownie Bites

These chocolatey morsels totally look like a sweet treat, but get this: They have no refined sugar. It’s all dates, nuts and unsweetened cocoa powder. After a few pulses in the food processor, they’re ready for kids to roll out. Get the recipe: No-Bake Brownie Bites

chocolate balls covered in nuts and coconutPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Banana Pops

Rescue browning bananas with this clever snack. Freeze them with popsicle-stick handles, then kids can dunk their icy bananas in melted chocolate and roll them through their fave topping. Get the recipe: Banana Pops

bananas on sticks dunked in chocolate with sprinklesPhoto: Erik Putz

Apple Chips

There’s no wrong way to eat an apple. These simple oven-baked chips have a light dusting of cinnamon-sugar and a perfect crunch. Make a few batches—these babies will disappear in a hurry. Get the recipe: Apple Chips

bowl of cinnamon apple chipsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cinnamon Toast Kettle Corn

When you have the need to feed, get popping with a few handfuls of this sweet and salty snack. Get the recipe: Cinnamon Toast Kettle Corn

plastic lunch container with cinnamon popcornPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Aug 09, 2017
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