Read through our favorite new snack ideas for kids. Some of these are not your traditional pretzels and apples. Having five kids, snack time is an important event in our home. Trust me! And we’ve tried loads of snacks. So today, let us share our favorites and maybe some you might not have thought of. All of these are simple for on-the-go-moms and have some good options for children with allergies. Read on.
(This post was sponsored by Dole Packaged Foods All information and opinions are my own.)
9 New Snack Ideas for Kids
- Dole Fruit Bowls* – Grab these at your local grocery store for easy on the go snacking. We love them on walks or outings. Don’t forget a spoon.
- ants on a log* – Make these with celery. peanut butter, and raisins. Cut the celery into 4 inch chunks. Spread peanut butter down the middle. And let your kids add the ants (raisins) to the log.
- granola and yogurt – This simple combo packs a punch of protein and carbs.
- frozen peas* – Believe it or not, my children LOVE frozen peas. This is a super simple way to get some quick veggies in their bellies.
- mini egg bites* – We love these mini egg bites because their bite-sized and you can add what you want to them to make them fit your diet. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix eggs, spinach, cheese, ham, and peppers. Spray down a mini muffin tin with nonstick. Pour the mixture filling mini muffin tins halfway. Cook for 20 minutes or until eggs are set.
- butter balls – Take rolled oats, peanut butter, honey, dark chocolate, and anything else like flax seeds or chia seeds and mix. Chill covered in the fridge or 30 minutes. Then roll into balls and keep cool for serving.
- cream cheese wraps – We love these because you can customize the filling. Take a tortilla and spread cream cheese along one side. Fill with veggies or ham down the middle and then roll. Slice into bite-sized pieces, stick a toothpick in, and serve.
- crackers and hummus – This super simple snack packs a punch with multigrain crackers and plant-based protein.
- nut buffet – Our neighbor gave us this idea. Buy a small tacklebox and fill it with an assortment of nuts for kids after school. We have also done dried fruits and chocolate chips. The kids love their little nut boxes for snacking!
* gluten free
With springtime here we’ve been so excited to get outside. So we grabbed some Dole Sunshine Fruit Cups and hit the park. Having on the go snacks is a must and Dole Cups is a perfect way to keep your littles fueled for fun. Check out more fruit cups here. And let me know what snacks you and your little can’t live without.