My Favorite Healthy Snacks That Are Great for Kids

⌛ By LeAnna Owens ⌛

I think the secret to feeding your kids healthy snacks is good old trickery 😉. Here are some of my favorite recipes to ensure your child gets a #GoodBeginning. Adults can also enjoy them, too!

No, but really, who doesn’t think a banana -- dipped in fruit squeezer (looks like yogurt but it’s made with real fruit? Double the trickery!), sprinkled with the topping of your choice, then frozen -- doesn’t sound (and look) delicious?

Photo Credit:  hellowonderful.co

Photo Credit: hellowonderful.co

You don’t have to be five to appreciate some sprinkles. This recipe is easy, looks fun and is secretly healthy. What more could a girl ask for? Whether you’re a working parent, a stay-at-home mom or simply the babysitter, this snack not only helps you engage with your children, but it’s great for them, too! One serving of fruit so far in their day mastered. For the full easy recipe, here’s the link

Photo Credit: Woman's Day Magazine

Photo Credit: Woman's Day Magazine

I believe when God was giving out the creativity bone, he accidentally skipped me, but have no fear: super moms and snack gurus have the creativity to spare. Any snack that makes celery look appetizing and fun gets an A+ from me! These snacks are simple to make and are an easy way to introduce new fruits and veggies to your child’s diet. I can see these colorful bugs becoming a picnic staple for many families this summer. The best part about this snack is the long-term effects it will have on your children because eating healthy is a great way to start your child on a healthy path for life!

Photo Credit: lovetobeinthekitchen.com

Photo Credit: lovetobeinthekitchen.com

Not only do these next snacks look delicious, they’re full of healthy ingredients that are kid approved. Flaxseed, chia seed, oats, honey, peanut butter and an added bonus of Mini M&Ms create a tasty snack packed with energy. The mini M&Ms are an added ingredient, which helps this snack look colorful and kid-friendly. One of the best parts about this snack is your kids can help you make them! Spending quality time with your children has positive effects down the road. For the full recipe, click here.

All of these kid-friendly, easy to make recipes make it simple and easy to start your child on the healthiest path possible. Healthful foods increase productivity, energy, and focus. This is just one way you can positively influence your child’s life and start them on a path of #GoodBeginnings! 

See more ideas on Pinterest. Learn more about the Cabell County Family Resource Network and how to give the children in your lives #GoodBeginnings below! 

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LeAnna Owens is a Marshall University student debuting as Hourglass Omnimedia’s first intern. She lives in Milton, WV. 

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