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.

Check out more of our kid-friendly recipes like my kid’s favorite Spaghetti Pie, Calzones, Cottage Cheese Pancakes, or Italian Pasta Salad!

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Whether you need on-the-go snacks or fast, easy ideas for snacking around the house, this list of Healthy snack ideas has something for everyone!

Chocolate Overnight Oats

My kids favorite–these protein-packed chocolate overnight oats only take 10 minutes to prep and are portable for a quick breakfast or lunch on the go. It’s healthy, filling, and so delicious it will satisfy any sweet tooth.

A glass jar filled with chocolate overnight oats, topped with cocoa nibs and fresh raspberries.

Protein Bars

Healthy, no-bake, and contains nothing artificial! These are chewy, delicious, easy to customize, and are the perfect healthy snack.

A picture of homemade protein bars cut into bars and ready to enjoy.

Caprese Salad

A classic recipe made with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, and a simple caprese dressing. Serve as a side dish or an appetizer, this fresh salad only takes 10 minutes to prepare!

A white plate with a layered capreses salad of fresh mozzarella, tomato, and fresh basil.

Caramel Apple Dip

It’s light, fluffy, and made using caramel sauce, cream cheese, and whipping cream. It tastes AMAZING! 

A bowl of Caramel Apple Dip, topped with caramel sauce and cinnamon, with sliced apples on the side.

Vanilla Protein Shake

Healthy, packed full of protein, and only takes 5 minutes to make! It tastes creamy and delicious. I love to drink it for breakfast, an on-the-go snack, or even for a healthy dessert!

A mason jar filled with a vanilla protein shake and dusted with cinnamon.

No Bake Granola Bites

Our favorite on-the-go snack, packed with whole grains and protein, and all your favorite add-ins!

A jar filled with Granola Bites, ready to grab on the go.

Banana Oat Muffins

Naturally sweetened and uses basic ingredients like whole wheat flour, bananas, oats, applesauce and honey. They make a great healthy breakfast or hearty snack and freeze well, too.

A pile of Banana Oat Muffins stacked on top of each other to make a pyramid.

Easy Homemade Fruit Pops

Popsicles made with just three ingredients, including fresh fruit and no added sugar. They make a great healthy snack for kids and they only take a few minutes to prepare.

Homemade fruit pops on a counter top surrounded by more popsicles and fresh fruit.

Skinny Chocolate Muffins

Healthy, DELICIOUS and completely guilt-free, made with whole grains and only 150 calories each!

A healthy chocolate muffin with a bite taken out to show how moist and delicious it is.

No-Bake Granola Bars

Thick, chewy, and easily adaptable to include your favorite add-ins, like chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, coconut and peanut butter!

Homemade granola bars topped with mini chocolate chips, cut into bars and ready to eat.


Requires just three ingredients and better than anything at the store for the perfect healthy snack. I included instructions for how to can applesauce, so you can enjoy it all year!

A bowl of homemade applesauce with a spoon, ready to enjoy.

Easy Healthy Granola

Incredibly easy to make and perfect for a quick breakfast or snack idea. At just 100 calories per serving, you can feel good adding this granola to your morning yogurt, or even eating it plain with a bowl of milk. 

A mason jar filled with fresh crunchy homemade granola.

Healthy Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Includes tips for how to make frozen yogurt with just four ingredients: Greek yogurt, frozen fruit, vanilla, and honey.

A white bowl filled with homemade Peach frozen yogurt and topped with fresh peaches and a sprig of mint.

Citrus Fruit Salad

A delicious medley of juicy, tart winter fruits. Garnished with fresh mint and sweet blueberries.

A white plate filled with layered slices of citrus fruits including ornages, grapefruit, and clementines. Topped with blueberries, slices of lime, and fresh mint.

Skinny Banana Bread Muffins

So flavorful and moist you would never know they are healthier). These banana muffins have no oil, are low sugar, and just over 100 calories each. 

Skinny Banana Bread Muffins on a counter with one of them sliced in half with butter on it.

The Perfect Charcuterie Board

Everything you need to know to make the perfect Charcuterie Board including food ideas, recipes, and pro tips for assembling and displaying your charcuterie board for any season or occasion. This is the easiest way to serve snacks or appetizers in a fun and festive way!

A circular charcuterie board with a variety of items, perfect for entertaining.

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

The ingredients are straightforward: bread, garlic, tomato, basil, and extra virgin olive oil. In one bite, you can feel an explosion of Italian flavor.

A slice of tomato and basil bruschetta with fresh tomatoes and basil, ready to enjoy.

Energy Balls

Made with whole grain oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, and coconut. Whip up a big batch in just 5 minutes, and make extra to freeze for later.

A jar filled with Energy Balls, made with oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, and coconut.

Ranch Dressing + Veggies

Easy homemade Ranch Dressing made with buttermilk, mayo, Greek yogurt and fresh or dried herbs. Like most things, it definitely tastes better from scratch!

A serving jar filled with homemade Ranch Dressing, perfect for dipping vegetables or pouring on a salad.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Sweet and refreshing, made with just a few simple ingredients.

A strawberry banana smoothie in a large mason jar topped with a fresh strawberry and banana slices and a striped straw.

Veggie Wrap

Delicious and healthy Veggie Wrap with a thin layer of hummus, piled high with your favorite veg, including spinach, edamame, avocado, carrot and cucumbers.

A veggie wrap sliced in half and stacked on top of each other to show the lettuce, avocado, cucumber, snap peas, and shredded carrots inside.

Crispy Bean and Cheese Burritos

Filled with refried beans and cheese and pan fried until the tortilla is crispy. Serve with salsa and guacamole!

Crispy Bean and Cheese burritos on a platter with a cup of salsa, ready to enjoy.

Bran Muffins

These are so flavorful, ultra moist, and healthier than most muffin recipes with extra fiber and protein. 

Bran Muffins baked in muffin liners and stacked on top of each other.

Strawberry Overnight Oats

The perfect make-ahead, grab-and-go breakfast or snack. They are nutritious, yummy and easy to make vegan or gluten free.

A clear glass filled with Strawberry Overnight Oats and topped with fresh sliced strawberries, bananas, and chia seeds.

Cowboy Caviar

The perfect summer appetizer or chip dip! It’s fresh, healthy, takes 10 minutes to make, and is a crowd favorite!

A white serving bowl filled with Cowboy Caviar chip dip.

Garlic and Parmesan Kale Chips

Baked in the oven until crispy and makes a delicious healthy snack idea. You won’t believe how easy they are to make!

A bowl filled with crispy homemade garlic and parmesan kale chips.

Sweet Potato Fries

Seasoned with garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper and baked in the oven or air fryer until extra crispy. Dunk them in an easy homemade fry sauce and they are truly irresistible!

A plate of seasoned Sweet Potato fries with a cup of homemade fry sauce.

Easy Homemade Salsa

Fresh, inexpensive, and only takes 5 minutes to make. It’s better than the restaurant and makes enough for a crowd!

Instant Pot Yogurt

Made with just two ingredients, and at a fraction of the cost of store-bought. Choose non-fat, low-fat yogurt, or whole fat yogurt, and the flavor mix-ins you add at the end.

A glass cup of homemade Instant Pot yogurt and topped with granola, chopped strawberries, and blueberries.

Green Smoothie

Made with kale, pineapple, mint and ginger. It’s so fresh and delicious, my kids request it every morning!

A mason jar filled with a healthy Green Smoothie, ready to drink.

Chex Mix

Made with Chex cereal, cheese crackers, pretzels, nuts, and a simple homemade sauce; all baked to perfection! The perfect healthy snack idea to take anywhere!

A bowl of homemade Chex Mix ready to take to a party and share.

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Toasts

Serve them as a side dish or appetizer. A crusty baguette toasted with fresh mozzarella and tomato and garnished with basil.

Tomato and Basil toasts covered in melted mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes, and sprinkled with fresh basil.

Deviled Eggs

A total classic, made with simple ingredients including pickle relish, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper.

A bunch of Deviled Eggs, sprinkled with paprika and ready to eat.

Fresh Fruit Salad

Made with fresh and vibrant fruits and hints of orange and mint. It’s healthy, refreshing, and contains no added sugar!

A bowl of sliced fruit for a fruit salad, including: strawberries, watermelon, pineapple, grapes, and blackberries.

7-Layer Bean Dip

This party dip includes refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, olives and green onion. Everyone loves this easy Mexican dip!

A pan filled with 7-layer Bean dip, ready to eat with chips.

Healthy Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Made with shredded chicken, apples, grapes, celery, almonds, craisins, and onion for light lunch or healthy dinner.

Three healthy chicken lettuce wraps with chicken salad, ready to eat for a perfect healthy snack idea or meal.

Watermelon Salad

Includes feta cheese, blueberries and fresh basil, with a hint of lime. Not only is it beautiful (and patriotic), it pairs with any summer meal!

A glass serving bowl filled with fresh watermelon, blueberries, basil, and feta cheese.

Mango Salsa

Made with just fresh ingredients and minutes of your time, it can be served with chips, or topped on tacos, quesadillas, salads, burritos and more. 

A bowl of Mango Salsa, ready to be enjoyed with chips or on tacos.

Fruit Sparklers

A fun and patriotic recipe idea for a summer bbq or party, these Fruit Sparklers are a guaranteed crowd favorite! The perfect easy side dish for Memorial day, Fourth of July, or a healthy snack for kids!

A bunch of Fruit Sparklers on a countertop made with blueberries and a piece of watermelon shaped like a star.


Step-by-step photos and video for how to make Hummus that’s authentic and delicious! Made with chickpeas (garbanzo beans), garlic, lime, tahini and spices.

A bowl filled with homemade hummus on plate next to some broken pita bread to be dipped.

Chocolate Protein Shake

Decadent, creamy, and filled with wholesome ingredients, this only takes 5 minutes and is the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert!

A chocolate protein shake in a tall glass and topped with cocoa nibs and rice crispy cereal.

Easy Vegetable Dip

Made with just 4 simple ingredients! Serve it with your favorite fresh, raw vegetables for a great appetizer or side dish.

A platter of fresh cut vegetables with a bowl of vegetable dip in the center.

Applesauce Oat Muffins

Made from scratch with simple ingredients including rolled oats, unsweetened applesauce, and whole wheat flour. They make the perfect healthy snack and they’re freezer-friendly, too!

Applesauce Oat Muffins with one of them sliced in half to show the oat texture inside.

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  • 4 ribs celery
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup raisins


  • Cut the celery into chunks, then fill hallowed out part of the celery with a spread of peanut butter.
  • Place raisins on top of the peanut butter and enjoy! This snack is fun for kids to help with too.


Calories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 8gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 173mgPotassium: 361mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 180IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I am so grateful for this! I have been struggling to come up with new, and preferably healthy, healthy snacks for my kids. I feel like we fall in a rut of the same old snacks. Already this week we have made the overnight oats, homemade ranch, and applesauce oat muffins and my kids loved them all. I am excited to try them all! Thank you for compiling such a helpful resource.

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

  3. i love having great ideas in one post like this it saves times so thank you
    sadly i tried following a couple of links but it appears they r no longer available …. like the cauliflower tots and the sweet potato chips

  4. Going to a vacstion bible school week. My job was to seek healthy snacks for kids and put into grab and go back pack. Thanks for the wonderful ideas. Manchester missouri oma!

  5. Healthy snacks. Absolutely delicious.
    Very nice article. Thank you very much for sharing rich information.

  6. Hi Lauren, such a great post and cool ideas. Loved it and thanks for sharing. I have added your post in my latest article about the eco-friendly kids birthday party. Hope that is okay.

  7. Sound absolutely delicious and very healthy ! Healthy snacks that can help us lose weight.Nuts are an ideal nutritious snack.

  8. To all the parents reading this, Thank you for taking the time and caring about what your child eats. I came from a home where my diet, the food in the house, and my overall health wasn’t taken care of. When you care about what your kid eats, you care about their education, health, and happiness and your kids will grow up to feel loved, healthy, and strong because of awesome parents like you. And even if you don’t try any of these out, you still cared.

  9. These are all great recipes. Healthy and nutritious. Thanks for compiling all these recipe. Great job.

  10. Oooh I love all these ideas! I’m pinning this idea for later when my baby is old enough to enjoy these!

  11. Oh my goodness these all look so good!! Thanks for including our apple sandwiches!

  12. Thanks for including my Tropical Overnight Oats! There are several recipes in this roundup that I want to try!