A Round up of over 50 Healthy Snack Ideas for kids (and adults).  From muffins and granola bars to wraps and fun fruit and vegetable ideas, this list has lots of healthy snacks for everyone.

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I think most moms would agree that not only is feeding kids is a nonstop job, but being solely responsible for your child’s diet is a huge responsibility.   Feeding your kids healthy snacks is a great way of leading them toward a healthy future.  It’s so important to me to provide my kids with quality, healthy foods, and not just empty calories.

This list of snacks is great for adults and kids alike!  My husband loves taking healthy snacks to work and I love having something healthy to snack on while I am home with the kids.  Whether you need an on-the-go snack or fast easy ideas for snacking around the house, this list has something for everyone!

The Best Healthy Snacks on the List:
  • Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites
  • Skinny Banana Bread Muffins
  • Tomato Basil
  • Mozzarella Toasts
  • Power Muffins
  • No-Bake Granola Bars
  • Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites
  • Overnight Oats
  • Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites

This roundup up of easy, fun and healthy kids snack ideas includes some I ate as a kid, and lots that I feed my kids regularly. The perfect round-up for summertime, and after school snack ideas for kids (and adults too)!

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Homemade energy balls stacked on top of each other in a bowl.
4.97 from 59 votes

Energy Balls

This easy Energy Balls recipe makes the perfect healthy snack, made with whole grain oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, and coconut.
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites made with whole grain oats, flaxseed and honey are the perfect healthy, grab-and-go snack for a busy day!

Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Oat Muffins stacked on a plate.
4.85 from 58 votes

Banana Oat Muffins

These delicious Banana Oat Muffins are naturally sweetened and use basic ingredients like whole wheat flour, bananas, oats, applesauce and honey. They make a great healthy breakfast or hearty snack and freeze well, too.
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These delicious Banana Oat Muffins are naturally sweetened and use basic ingredients like whole wheat flour, bananas, oats, applesauce and honey. They make a great healthy breakfast or hearty snack and freeze well, too.

Easy Carrot Muffins

Carrot Muffins freshly baked, cooling on a wire rack.
4.75 from 12 votes

Carrot Muffins

These healthy Carrot Muffins are made with Greek yogurt, applesauce, shredded carrots, bananas, oats, and whole wheat flour. They are delicious and can be enjoyed guilt free!
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My whole family loves these healthy Carrot Muffins made with Greek yogurt, applesauce, shredded carrots, banana, oats and whole wheat flour.

Skinny Chocolate Muffins

Healthy Chocolate Muffins stacked on a plate with a bite taken out of one.
4.89 from 70 votes

Skinny Chocolate Muffins

These healthy Chocolate Muffins are DELICIOUS and completely guilt-free, made with whole grains and only 150 calories each!
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These healthy Chocolate Muffins are DELICIOUS and completely guilt-free, made with whole grains and only 150 calories each!

Homemade Applesauce

A bowl of homemade applesauce, next to a spoon.
4.80 from 24 votes


This homemade Applesauce recipe is easy, quick, and delicious and includes canning instructions, so you can enjoy it all year!
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Trust me, you will never buy store-bought applesauce again after you see how EASY it is to make applesauce yourself! It only takes a few minutes, it tastes soo much better, and you’ll love being able to control how much added sugar goes in it.

Skinny Banana Bread Muffins

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4.95 from 411 votes

Skinny Banana Bread Muffins

SKINNY BANANA BREAD MUFFINS that are so flavorful and moist you would never know they are healthy (er).  These banana muffins have no oil, are low sugar, and just over 100 calories each. 
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I love having healthy snacks on hand for my kids, and these muffins are perfect because I can keep extras in the freezer and the kids gobble them up!

Healthy No-Bake Granola Bites

Homemade Granola Bites stacked in a jar.
4.97 from 31 votes

Granola Bites

These easy Granola Bites are our favorite on-the-go snack, packed with whole grains and protein, and all your favorite add-ins!
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Tomato Avocado Melt

Tomato Avocado Melt
5 from 9 votes

Tomato Avocado Melt

This tomato avocado melt is a quick and healthy breakfast for an on-the-go family!
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This tomato avocado melt is a quick and healthy snack for an on-the-go family!  Get your fiber, and protein with whole-grain bread and add some healthy unsaturated fat with a few slices of avocado.

Healthy Applesauce Oat Muffins

Healthy muffins lined up on a grey board with half of a muffin facing up.
4.91 from 444 votes

Applesauce Oat Muffins

My family loves these easy and delicious Applesauce Oat Muffins. They make the perfect healthy snack and they're freezer-friendly, too!
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Adored by kids and adults alike, these healthy applesauce oat muffins are perfect for a quick afternoon snack, breakfast, or lunch box treat! (Instructions in the post to freeze!)

“I found this and made them for my picky eaters and it was a hit! ( which leads to a very happy mom when that happens!) “

“These are so good and make a great healthy breakfast! My sister said they tasted like cake, and my mom even asked for me to make them again! Very easy and delicious! Thank you!”

No-Bake Granola Bars

No bake granola bars with chocolate chips on top, on a white board, cut into rectangles.
4.96 from 43 votes

No Bake Granola Bars

Thick and chewy No Bake Granola Bars that wont fall apart. These delicious homemade granola bars are easily adaptable to include your favorite add-ins, like chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, coconut and peanut butter!
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Once you see how easy granola bars are to make from scratch, you’ll never go back to the packaged ones. Check the post to learn how to freeze these for easy on the go snacks!

Easy Homemade Fruit Pops

Homemade popsicles made with blueberries, strawberries, bananas and juice, laying on a marble board with fresh fruit scattered around them.
5 from 8 votes

Easy Homemade Fruit Pops

These homemade Fruit Pops are popsicles made with fresh fruit and just three ingredients.  They are a healthy snack for kids and so easy to make.
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These homemade Fruit Pops are popsicles made with just three ingredients, including fresh fruit and no added sugar

Healthy Granola

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4.91 from 32 votes

Easy and Healthy Granola

A homemade healthy Granola recipe that is incredibly easy to make and the perfect quick breakfast or snack idea.
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Homemade granola coming in at just 100 calories per serving! Great for eating plain or adding to yogurt for a perfect snack or breakfast!

Healthy Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt served in a white bowl with a sprig of mint and fresh peach slices on the side.
4.95 from 19 votes

Peach Frozen Yogurt

A Healthy Frozen Yogurt Recipe with tips for how to make frozen yogurt with just four ingredients: Greek yogurt, frozen fruit, vanilla, and honey.  
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This homemade frozen yogurt is just another testament to the fact that making things at home can be easy, inexpensive, and healthier than anything you would find at the store! You can even use any type of frozen fruit.

Citrus Fruit Salad

Citrus Fruit Salad is the best juicy, tart blend of winter fruits. | Tastes Better From Scratch
5 from 3 votes

Citrus Fruit Salad

Citrus Fruit Salad is a delicious medley of juicy, tart winter fruits. Garnished with fresh mint and sweet blueberries.
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This sweet and tangy citrus salad is so DELICIOUS and as tasty as it is beautiful. Kids love this for a healthy snack at any time of year.

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Toast

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4.67 from 15 votes

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Toasts

Everyone always LOVES these delicious and simple toasts. Serve them as a side dish or appetizer. A crusty baguette toasted with fresh mozzarella and tomato and garnished with basil.
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Our favorite after school snack comes together in under 10 minutes!

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

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5 from 15 votes

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is sweet and refreshing, made with just a few simple ingredients.
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This Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie is made with simple ingredients, packed with protein, and it only takes a few minutes to make. That’s a mom-friendly trifecta, am I right?

Healthy Raisin Bread

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5 from 7 votes

Healthy Raisin Bread

This Healthy Raisin Bread is the BEST! Its made with old-fashioned oats and whole wheat flour and it's packed with fiber, protein and whole grains.
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Everyone in the family will love this raisin bread. Not only is it one of my favorite bread recipes I’ve ever baked, but it’s also packed with fiber, protein and whole grains.

Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats

Two cups of Overnight Strawberry Oats topped with fresh fruit and chia seeds.
5 from 5 votes

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Strawberry Overnight Oats made with yogurt are the perfect healthy and filling make-ahead breakfast for weekday mornings.
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Overnight oats make the most convenient breakfast. Stree free mornings are the best! This delicious breakfast is packed with great nutrients and flavor.

Hummus Edamame Veggie Wrap

Two veggie wraps stacked on each other, filled with avocado, carrots, hummus and edamame.
5 from 18 votes

Veggie Wrap

Delicious and healthy Veggie Wrap with a thin layer of hummus, piled high with your favorite veg, including spinach, avocado, edamame carrot and cucumbers. 
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The perfect hearty snack that also packs in extra vegetables and nutrition while still tasting absolutely delicious! Great for packing in lunchboxes too!

Bran Muffins

Bran muffins baked in muffin liners, stacked on a board.
5 from 38 votes

Bran Muffins

Your search for the BEST Bran Muffins ends here! These are so flavorful, ultra moist and healthier than most muffin recipes with extra fiber and protein. 
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Your search for the BEST Bran Muffins ends here! These are so flavorful, ultra moist and healthier than most muffin recipes with extra fiber and protein. 

Banana Bran Muffins

Banana Bran Muffins stacked on a white plate with bananas in the background.
4.99 from 56 votes

Banana Bran Muffins

Banana Bran Muffins are the perfect breakfast or on-the-go snack that is also freezer friendly!
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Banana Bran Muffins are the perfect breakfast or on-the-go snack that is also freezer friendly!

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar in a white serving bowl with chips, sliced limes, and a spoon around it.
5 from 30 votes

Cowboy Caviar

This easy Cowboy Caviar recipe is the perfect summer appetizer or chip dip! It's fresh, healthy, takes 10 minutes to make, and is a crowd favorite!
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Cowboy Caviar is not only a family favorite, but it’s also always a crowd favorite! Made with all fresh ingredients and served with tortilla chips.

Garlic & Parmesan Kale Chips

Kale chips in a bowl with a hand towel in the background.
4.91 from 20 votes

Kale Chips

Garlic and parmesan seasoned Kale chips are baked in the oven until crispy and make a delicious healthy snack. You wont believe how easy they are to make!
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Kids love these crunchy Kale chips and you’ll love that they are high in fiber and a great source of Vitamins A, K, C, E, and Calcium. And, low-calorie, which makes it an awesome snack.

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Oat Muffins stacked on a plate.
4.85 from 58 votes

Banana Oat Muffins

These delicious Banana Oat Muffins are naturally sweetened and use basic ingredients like whole wheat flour, bananas, oats, applesauce and honey. They make a great healthy breakfast or hearty snack and freeze well, too.
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There’s nothing I love more than having healthy breakfast or snacks on hand for my kids.  Have these delicious muffins in the freezer and on hand for snack time, they love them, and you don’t have to worry about the high sugar and fat content that would normally be in muffins. A win-win!

Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches from The Spruce Eats

White bread sandwiches filled with cream cheese and cucumber slices lined up on a white platter.

Trail Mix Granola Bars from Spoonful of Flavor

Two granola bars on a white kitchen towel with blue lines

Apple Sandwiches from Caramel Potatoes


Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bites from A Mom’s Take


Ants on a Log from No Diets Allowed


Sandwhich Kabobs from I Wash You Dry


Real Fruit Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups from One Sweet Appetite


Kid Favorite Strawberry Smoothie from One Sweet Appetite


Easy Low-Fat Veggie Squares from Favorite Family Recipes


Tropical Overnight Oats from Dessert Now Dinner Later


Cottage Cheese and Fruit from Livestrong.com


Skinny Cottage Cheese Taco Dip from Yummy Healthy Easy


Fruit and Cheese Kabobs from My Baking Addiction


No-Bake Honey Nut Cheerios Snack Bars from Averie Cooks


Easy Homemade Pickles from Real Food Real Deals


Healthy Raisin & Sweet Potato Muffins from In Sock Monkey Slippers


Healthy Trail Mix from With Style and Grace Blog


Avocado Bean Dip from Shugary Sweets


Easy Snack Kabobs see on Baking with Mom

A kabobs with grapes, cucumber slices, mozzarella cheese and whole strawberries.

Cucumber Roll-ups from She Knows


Homemade Fruit Leather from Over the Big Moon


California Cottage Cheese Bowl from The Skinny Fork

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Creamy Cottage Cheese Avocado from Fit Sugar


Popcorn Trail Mix from Inspired Edibles


Hard Boiled Eggs from BS’ in the Kitchen


Hummus Heads from This Mamma Cooks


Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips from Sally’s Baking Addiction


Avocado Deviled Eggs from This Mamma Cooks


Pineapple Yogurt Parfaits from Deliciously Sprinkled


Turkey and Cheddar Pinwheels from parents.com


Homemade Granola Bars from I Heart Nap Time


Frozen Bananas from The Happy Gal


Cracker Sandwiches from The Happy Gal


Fruit Kabobs from The Happy Gal


Green Apples with Peanut Butter and Cranberries from U Try It


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  1. I think choco waffle is also good snack for children. There are many kinds of waffle so they can choose any of them

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