Everyone has their favorite way to feed their kids, depending on the time or the activities, but more than anything we all want our kids to grow up healthy and strong. The truth is, this goal can often feel impossible with our kids being a magnet for all things processed. Making your own snacks at home doesn’t need to be boring or time consuming, in fact your kids will likely prefer homemade snacks over store bought. To help you step up your snack game we have put together a list of our favorite kid approved snack ideas!
1. Peanut Butter Snail Snack
It’s a universal truth that kids love any food shaped like an animal, and these Peanut Butter Snails prove even the smallest critters make for a great snack.
2. Mini Corn Dog Muffins
If it can be made ahead, it’s always a good option. Kids love corn dogs, and these mini versions are perfect for an after school snack.
3. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins
We promise your kiddos won’t have a clue that there are actual vegetables hidden in these delicious chocolate muffins.
4. Teddy Bear Toast
When you’re in a hurry but still looking for something cute to brighten your kiddo’s day, try packing this adorable teddy bear toast.
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5. Chunky Monkey
Peanut butter and banana is a match made in kid heaven. We love these little bite sized flavor bombs, and we think your kid will too.
6. Turkey and Cheese Crescent Rolls
Whenever you wrap ingredients in crescent dough, it’s bound to be good. Try this creative take on a turkey and cheese sandwich for an easy on-the-go snack.
7. Mini Pizza Bites
Step away from the pizza bagel bites! Do your kids a favor and make your own with this easy recipe from The Mad House.
8. Nutella and Banana Sushi
For some kids, this is the closest thing to sushi you are going to get them to eat. Still, these mini “sushi” rolls will quickly become your child’s favorite.
If corn dogs aren’t your kids thing, try this pretzel wrapped flavor instead. Not only is this a great snack idea for kids, but it can also be served up at your next party!
10. Cookie Monster Popcorn
If you are going through those “picky eating” years, this snack will save the day. There’s nothing toddlers love more than spotting their favorite character in crunchy popcorn.
11. Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas
Dress up your bananas in this delicious cinnamon season, a perfect energizer for when your kid starts feeling a bit drained.
12. Fruit Ladybugs
Remember what we said about shoe adorable animal snacks? Here’s another you won’t find in stores.
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13. Pizza Waffles
Yes, it’s exactly how it sounds. Delicious waffles stuffed with your kid’s favorite pizza. It also comes with a “best parent ever” award.
14. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi Rolls
Another sushi reboot that’s great for kids is this spin off on classic peanut butter and jelly! Ditch the sandwiches and get with the sushi rolls.
15. Olive and Cheese Bumblebees
Kids fall into two categories, those that love olives and those that absolutely hate them. For those that fall in the first category, try out these adorable olive and cheese bumblebees.
16. Turkey and Cheese Sushi Sandwich Rolls
When you make an old favorite bite sized, kids are bound to love it. That’s why these turkey and cheese sushi sandwich roll ups are such a hit.
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17. Broccoli Cheddar Bites
All parents know sometimes you have to hide the good in with the bad, wich is why we love these broccoli cheddar bites.
18. Cheeseburger Egg Rolls
Some kids stick their nose up to traditional egg rolls, but these cheese burger renditions are totally kid friendly.
19. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas
Don’t be fooled by the title, these quesadillas are the perfect snack for any time of day and are perfectly portable.
20. Baked Sloppy Joe Cups
Make your sloppy joes a little less…well, sloppy. These mini cups are bite size and make eating sloppy joes just a bit cleaner.
21. Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Chips
Crunch cinnamon chips with cool fruit salsa will have your kids convinced they’re eating something bad for them. We just won’t tell them how healthy it really is.