20 Healthy Summertime Snacks That Kids Love

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  • SeaSnax Chomperz 

    SeaSnax Chomperz

    Who knew that kids could get so into seaweed? These snacks are so healthy, low in calories, and full of minerals, while still being totally reasonably priced. We are into the barbecue flavor, but also plain and onion. 

    SeaSnax Chomperz ($5, Thrive Market)

  • Cucumber Sushi for Kids

    Cucumber Sushi For Kids

    OK, this picture looks pretty extra, but really, this recipe for cucumber sushi for kids is just slicing up a cucumber and stuffing it full of tuna salad -- a tasty, healthy, protein-packed treat that kids can snack on. 

  • Fresh Strawberries & a Slice of Cheese

    Fresh Strawberries And A Slice Of Cheese

    When it's strawberry season, which is all summer, we always gravitate towards eating the freshest strawberries! This is when fresh fruit is cheapest, and by pairing a handful of strawberries with a slice or two of good cheese, we're giving the kids a little calcium, protein, and fat along with the fruit snacks. 

  • Guacamole


    Everybody loves guac! While this treat is so delicious served with a classic bowl of tortilla chips, they're actually weirdly high in calories -- there's 74 calories in just 10 chips, and who only eats ten 10 of those bad boys? Instead, try serving guacamole with fresh-sliced veggies -- way healthier!

  • Blueberries & Yogurt

    Blueberries and Yogurt

    Plain yogurt adds some creamy decadence while also bringing protein into the snack, and blueberries offer fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. We love to throw this in the freezer, too -- what a great, cool treat!

  • Healthy Deviled Eggs

    Healthy Deviled Eggs

    This recipe for healthy deviled eggs uses Greek yogurt in place of the mayo, which adds extra protein and cuts fat. Make it even healthier by adding in only some of the egg yolks! These'll last in the fridge for days, which make them a wonderful go-to morning or afternoon snack. 

  • Healthy Homemade Trail Mix

    Healthy Homemade Trail Mix

    We used to buy premade trail mix, and still do sometimes, but the truth is, this recipe for healthy homemade trail mix is so much cheaper, and it's versatile -- if we're out of one ingredient, we'll just sub in something else. Plus, we know exactly what goes into it!

  • Watermelon Pops

    Watermelon Pops

    Watermelon is amazing for us! It's good for our hearts and contains lots of potassium. Toss watermelon slices onto popsicle sticks for a summertime treat that doesn't get hands sticky.

  • Lettuce Wraps

    Lettuce Wraps

    Lettuce wraps are such a tasty, easy, healthy, and summery way to make use of fridge leftovers! Leftover taco filling can go in here, smoked turkey and cheese, veggies and tahini dressing... whatever works!

  • String Cheese &  Cherry Tomatoes

    String Cheese And Cherry Tomatoes

    We absolutely adore string cheese and cherry tomatoes. For a fancy-looking, healthy snack that kids can put together themselves, try putting string cheese and a halved cherry tomato on a cracker with a piece of fresh basil!

  • Annie's Whole Wheat Bunnies

    Annie's Whole Wheat Bunnies

    Honestly, we will steal Annie's Whole Wheat Bunnies from any kid who is lucky enough to have them in his lunchbox. They can be a little on the pricey side for a regular treat, but they're so good and easy, it's often worth it. 

    Annie's Whole Wheat Bunnies ($5, Mercato)

  • Melon Soup

    Melon Soup

    Chilled melon soup is refreshing, delicious, and cooling, while being really healthy. This recipe uses Greek yogurt, too, so it gets a boost of protein. A perfect snack for after kids have been playing outside!

  • Cocktail Shrimp

    Cocktail Shrimp

    We love cocktail shrimp -- and they keep in the fridge for four days, which make them a great go-to snack to leave around. This may seem expensive, but a bag of about 50 medium shrimp is only $5.50 at Walmart and even cheaper at Costco -- and making a DIY cocktail sauce is both lower-sugar and less expensive (plus it takes about two minutes to throw together)!

  • Sugar Snap Peas & Ranch Dip

    Sugar Snap Peas And Ranch Dip

    Sugar snap peas are honestly a super snack on their own, but to get kids to eat more of these tasty, fibrous treats, set out a ranch dip -- we love the Hidden Valley ranch powder mixed into Greek yogurt. 

  • Lebby Chickpea Snacks

    Lebby Chickpea Snacks

    Chocolate-covered chickpeas aren't the absolutely healthiest thing we've ever eaten, but they're far, far from the unhealthiest -- and kids love them a ton. They're flavorful, chocolatey, and a great non-dessert dessert!

    Lebby Chickpea Snacks ($18 for 6, Amazon)

  • Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

    Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

    We love this recipe for peanut butter fruit dip, which is easy enough to put together that most older kids can do it themselves! It works with bananas, sliced apples, strawberries, or really any other fruit -- and it's protein-packed!

  • Baked Plantain Chips

    Baked Plantain Chips

    Baked plantain chips are one of our favorite things in the world. Naturally gluten-free, they're amazing dipped in guacamole, hummus, artichoke dip, or peanut butter -- whatever the kids like best! They're easy to make, but can also totally be bought because sometimes time is not our friend!

  • Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles

    Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles

    These strawberry coconut milk popsicles are such an easy, fun treat to make with kids -- and they're cheap, to boot! We love the fancy popsicle molds in the photos here, but the regular ones from the dollar store do just fine. 

  • No-Bake Chocolate Almond Bites

    No-Bake Chocolate Almond Bites

    Once the weather heats up, nobody wants to turn the oven on! These no-bake chocolate almond bites are healthy, yummy, full of fiber and protein, and are an indulgent no-bake snack that kids can pull from the fridge (or even mix together themselves)!

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