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A Month’s Worth of Healthy Family Snacking

Afternoons can be a busy time for parents. We get the kids in the door after school or practice and just as we start to think about preparing dinner, we hear those little voices asking for a snack. Active kids require almost constant fuel. Having healthy snack ingredients handy can keep them from lashing out or melting down.


I’ve pulled together 18 easy snack ideas for you – half are savory and half are sweet. That’s about a month’s worth of after-school snacks for you and your family. Some of the recipes you can make ahead the night before, or while they’re at school, and some are easy to throw together on the spot.

Savory Snacks

First Row:
Endurance CrackersSalad on a StickCucumber White Bean Cracker Bites
Second Row:
Proscuitto Wrapped AvocadoCheesy Shredded Chicken BitesEnglish Muffin Pizzas
Third Row:
Salmon Cream Cheese BitesCaprese Salad SkewersSimple Guacamole

Sweet Snacks

First Row:
Sunflower Sesame Granola BitesPeach Ricotta CrostiniRaw Strawberry Oat Bars
Second Row:
Frozen Strawberry Yogurt BitesGranola Apple MoonsPeanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chia Bites
Third Row:
Peanut Butter Yogurt Fruit DipPumpkin Granola ParfaitMake-Ahead Frozen Smoothie Bags

Most kids will enjoy helping you prepare these snacks, so don’t forget to ask them to join you in the kitchen (that is, if they haven’t already melted down). Happy snacking!

I was so excited when Natalie sent over this roundup, it’s just what I need now that the kids and I are headed back into a busy fall schedule this week.  We’ve done english muffin pizzas but everything else here is new to us.  I can’t wait to start testing them all out – first up, the homemade granola bars… or maybe the make-ahead smoothie bags?

Tell me, which will you be trying?



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Natalie is lover of all things edible and mom to two sweet babies under 3 years old. She shares her favorite from-scratch recipes, techniques and tips for entertaining on her blog, Oven Love.

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Jen September 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

Thanks for sharing! I actually have a few of these on my pinterest board. You just reminded me that I actually have to try them :) I think I’ll try them all. I like changing things up a bit…and they all look yummy!


Jasi September 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

This is an INCREDIBLE round up. Such great ideas.
Also fantastic linking. Way to credit. Thumbs up.


Candice September 18, 2012 at 12:02 am

GREAT ides!! YUM! Thanks!!


Weekly Bite September 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Great list! Thank you for including my granola apple moons! My three-year-old loves them. I can’t to add some new ideas to our snacks :)


Danya Banya September 24, 2012 at 11:02 am

Love these ideas! You helped inspire me :-) Blogged about it here: http://www.danyabanya.com/2012/09/sweet-strawberry-lovin-yummy-frozen-yoghurt-treats.html


Nicole from Mudpies & Sunshine October 21, 2012 at 4:24 am

Great list! I want to try the strawberry yoghurt recipe today :)


Kara March 29, 2013 at 8:40 pm

I am going to have to try a few of these! My family is also currently enjoying these:
I thought you might, too. :)


Erin Slater September 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Thanks for the tangible ideas! It’s so important to be intentional about what we feed our kids. Grateful!


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