6 Healthy Snack Recipes Your Kids Will Enjoy

6 Healthy Snack Recipes Your Kids Will Enjoy
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“What’s for snacks?” With your kids spending more time at home during this pandemic, you’ve probably heard them ask this question 239 times in a month. While there are nutritious options in the market, below are recipes you can try at home (with them if you need another activity to keep them entertained).

Sugar-Free Fruitless Fruit Snacks

Your kids would have no idea that these tasty jellos are not made with fruits. What’s the secret ingredient? Caffeine-free, flavored herbal tea! These snacks are so easy to make, and you’ll have fun creating those cute shapes with molds or cookie cutters. Yes, this can be an enjoyable kiddie kitchen activity, too.

pecan crackers

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Pecan Crackers

Pecans, nuts that are excellent sources of fiber, protein, and copper, make these savory and nutritious crackers a better alternative to store-bought ones. These snacks go well with sharp cheddar, apple butter, or a slather of warm brie. And if you need an interesting trivia to share with your kids while they enjoy their bite, here’s one: Pecans are the only tree nut native to North America.

oreo chaffles (1)

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Oreo Chaffles Recipe

Do you know a kid who doesn’t love Oreos? Probably not. Those classic cookies are a real treat for children, but if you’re looking for a low-carb alternative, this recipe is what you need. “They are deliciously chocolatey inside, and the creamy topping is very much like the cream filling in an Oreo cookie – without all the unneeded carbs,” says the author.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

The title tells us what to expect: veggie-infused snacks that can satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Top the muffins with chocolate chips for more chocolatey goodness. Since this is a guaranteed favorite, you can make this recipe in a big batch and store them properly in the freezer.

strawberry fat bombs

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Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs

These fat bombs taste like mini strawberry cheesecakes. They are low-carb and so easy to make with just four ingredients. Using freeze-dried strawberries is key to making these rich and creamy scoops extra flavorful. You can use fresh or frozen strawberries, but they can be watery.

Snack Bars

Anyone can enjoy these healthy snack bars. You can make this with pecans, macadamia nuts, or any keto-friendly nuts. With its sweet and salty taste, nutty flavor, and crunchy texture, you might want to prepare extra servings and keep them in an airtight container for up to 1-2 months at room temperature. No-hassle storage, easy to grab when you’re on the go.

Which of these snacks are you adding to your meal plan? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

6 Healthy Snack Recipes Your Kids Will Enjoy

Diabetes Daily
Claire Apigo-Guillano
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