In one of my last posts I shared some snack inspiration. I simplified snack prep with a mix & match list of foods to combine – foods that included a protein + carb + fat.
Being a nutritionist, I love that list of simple ideas that I (and you) consisting mainly whole foods.
Being a foodie, I love THIS list with fun combinations of whole foods with healthy all-in-one snacks. No need to pack 2-3 separate foods because these snacks contain carbohydrate, protein and fat – in every bite.
It’s so easy to fall into a rhythm of offering similar foods over and over. I recently noticed I was getting a little lazy and uninspired when it came to packing snacks. Clementines, avocado, roasted chickpeas, pear, hardboiled eggs were the staples being rotated around throughout the week. That gets boring for everyone – and doesn’t help my little ones expand their palate.
So I had to give myself a kick in the butt and start thinking outside the snack box. Starting with these yummy all-in-one snacks.
GRAB THIS LIST OF 52 SNACKS THAT KIDS LOVE TO EAT…
Healthy All-in-One Snacks
No-bake energy balls (Raspberry Coconut Balls)
Granola balls (Made Good Granola Minis)
Smoothies (Blueberry Hemp Smoothie – you can omit maca powder)
Egg muffins (Zucchini Frittata Cups)
Cookies (Pumpkin Cookies)
Dip (Roasted Red Beet Hummus)
Pudding (Avocado Carob (Chocolate) Pudding)
Granola bars (No-Bake Hemp and Chia Protein Bars)
Brownies (Black Bean Brownies)
Here’s the thing though…
You want to make sure you offer a rotation of different snacks every week. I know it’s easy to offer the same handful of favourites but that doesn’t help children for the long term. When when we serve the same snacks over and over it limits the opportunity to expand your child’s food list. But snacks are the best time to try new foods!
So the takeaway is to rotate new foods into your child’s snack repertoire often. Even if they don’t eat it the first time. The exposure is an important first step.
Ideally, every week you are offering a new snack food. I’m sure 52 snacks feels overwhelming so let me help you out.
Here are 52 Snacks That Kids Love to Eat.
The list makes it easy to find recipes that are:
- less than 5 minutes to make
- no bake snacks
PLUS…you’ll get 25 Healthy Packaged Snacks & Meals that I feed my kids (for free). Because we all need some convenience in our lives!
You won’t have to think about (or go searching for) snack ideas all year!
Do you have any quick, healthy and complete snack favourites for your family? Please share them below!