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40 Kid-Approved Healthy Snack Options

Nothing is more frustrating than being a mother to a picky eater. Getting my son to eat can be quite a tricky task; every day is a guessing game as to what food will actually stay in his mouth. This dilemma has caused me to become very creative with his snacking options. Do you have a picky eater in your home? Give these 40 Kid-Approved Healthy Snack Options a try; perfect for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults!

I received samples and compensation in exchange for this post. Regardless, all opinions are my own. 

40 Kid-Approved Healthy Snack Options

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1. Fruit Kabobs – Layer your child’s favorite fruits on a skewer.

2. String Cheese – Peel and arrange cheese in fun and unique patterns.

3. Graham Crackers and Milk

4. Apples with Nutella

5. Celery and Peanut Butter

6. Peanut Butter Sandwiches – Use a cookie cutter to cut the sandwich in fun shapes.

7. Mandarin Oranges

8. Crackers and Cheese

9. Homemade Fruit Leather

10. Sliced Cucumbers

11. Peanut Butter and Bananas on Toast

12. Fruit & Juice Popsicles

13. Granola

14. Snap Peas

15. Homemade Applesauce

16. Olives & Carrots – See picture above

17. Personal Pizzas – Instead of using pepperonis, layer on the veggies.

18. Popcorn – Low Fat

19. Twisted Breadsticks

20. Avocados

21. Dried Fruit

22. Sliced Kiwis

23. Cheerios Protein Snack Mix

24. Lunch Meat Wrapped String Cheese – See picture above

25. Hard Boiled Eggs

26. Carrots and Ranch

27. Green Smoothies

28. Dry Cereal

29. Frozen Grapes

30. Diced Strawberries with a little Whipped Cream

31. Bananas with Peanut Butter

32. Peanut Butter Banana Muffins 

33. Cheese Quesadilla

34. Pinwheel Sandwiches – Roll up your favorite meats and veggies in a tortilla.

35. Diced Fruit

36. Egg Cups

37. Cottage Cheese with Fruit

38. Jello Pretzel Salad

39. Lunch Meat on Crackers

40. MIXIM Greek Yogurt

Looking for a delicious and nutritious spin on Greek Yogurt? You have to give Ehrmann’s MIXIM Greek Yogurt a try! Eating this delicious yogurt out of its heart-shaped container is just half of the fun! With yummy kid-friendly mix-ins (cherries, chocolate curls, raspberries, dried fruits, granola, etc), your child will devour this high protein snack with a smile on their face; not to mention, each yogurt helps support charity partner The Children’s Heart Foundation. Just look how much fun it is to eat MIXIM Greek Yogurt:

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Dumping and mixing the mix-ins is my favorite part!

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This 150 calorie high protein snack is perfect for busy moms on-the-go, school lunch boxes, dads at the office, and the collegiate student. Not to mention, MIXIM Greek Yogurt is 100% kid approved…by my son. Coming from a picky eater, his approval goes a long way. I’ll let this sequence of pictures do the talking:

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With that kind of smile, you know MIXIM Greek Yogurt is truly delicious! With many tasty flavors, there is a MIXIM for every taste palate: Cherry and Chocolate Curls, Raspberry with Dark and White Chocolate Curls, Mango Pineapple with Coconut and Almonds, Strawberry and Granola, Blackberry Pomegranate with Granola and Dried Fruits, Maple Syrup with Waffle Pieces and Blueberry with Chocolate Chip Cookie Pieces. Be sure to visit MIXIM and find a retailer near you!

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Nancy Truong

Tuesday 16th of December 2014

This is a great list! You can also try some cottage cheese topped with chopped pecans and drizzle of honey. YUM!

Lesley F

Monday 1st of December 2014

These are some great ideas that I never thought of. thanks for sharing

Jenny Q.

Sunday 30th of November 2014

The yogurt looks yummy, I will have to try out this brand with my daughter.

Leela

Sunday 30th of November 2014

Crackers, cheese and fruit are always big favorites.

Melissa L.

Wednesday 26th of November 2014

The mixins look delicious! And judging from the cute kid pictures they are kid approved! Too cute!