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my 5 favorite snacks for kids…

When it comes to kid snacks, I, like every mom often reach for something quick & easy like string cheese & grapes, goldfish, or a banana. Every few days or so, when I have the time, I like to whip up something fun and creative for M. These are my 5 favorite “fun” snacks for the kiddos.

Granola Apple Moons

M really loves these! As much as I’d love her to take a bite of those pretty peanut butter covered apples, she opts to lick off all the toppings and then eat the apple 🙂


Nutella Cream Soda

These are so much fun!! And not too sweet either. The cuter the presentation the more the kid’s will love it 🙂


Flower Pot Dessert with Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This one is by far my favorite! Made with chocolate avocado pudding and layered with chocolate sandwich cookies, this is the perfect summer craft/snack to do with your kids.


Tropical Granola Bars

Dried mango & pineapple take this granola bar from ordinary to tropical. It’s delicious!!


Orange Pom-Pom Slushy

Made with ice, pomegranate juice, and a splash of OJ, this is a great way to cool off from a hot summer day!


So there you have it, my top 5 favorite kid snacks.

What snacks do you like giving your kids?

What was your favorite snack as a kid?

14 Responses

  1. Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on June 29, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I like all those snacks for myself:-)

  2. Sarah Remmer, RD, CDE said on June 29, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Great post!!! Love all these ideas!! Some of my faves are ants on a log (peanut butter inside celery with raisins on top), strawberries dipped in nutella, and yogurt granola parfaits!


  3. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 29, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I love those snack ideas Sarah! I use to eat ants on a log all the time when I was a kid 🙂

  4. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said on June 29, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I just opened ALL FIVE links 🙂 Thanks for relinking and they all look right up our alley over here!

  5. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 29, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Thanks Averie 🙂

  6. Heather @ Heather's Dish said on June 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Mmmmmmmm…not just for kiddos! This sounds good for me too!

  7. Renee @ Creating Calm said on June 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Those are SO fun! I’ll have to try them for C…LOVE the creativity!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  8. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on June 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I don’t have any kids but I wish someone would make me those snacks! They look and sound so great!

  9. Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique said on June 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    That first snack looks delicious! Yum! 🙂

  10. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on June 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I made that first snack for Meghan and she did the same thing M does. 🙂 Funny kids. Meghan’s all-time favorite snack is Larabars (homemade or store bought–she doesn’t care).

  11. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on June 29, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Apples with peanut butter are a huge hit here! I love making fun oatmeal too with lots of fun toppings! These are great suggestions!

  12. Maureen said on June 30, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Wow.. would you consider adopting me? Food at your address is mighty fine!

  13. Sarah said on June 30, 2011 at 5:15 am

    All of your snacks looks yummy, but my favorite is the first one- so many of my favorite foods all in one snack!

  14. SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen said on June 30, 2011 at 7:03 am

    These are great snack ideas! However, what would you recommend for kiddos allergic to nuts, peanuts and seeds? That eliminates many of these options.