Babies & Kids, DIY & Recipes

Quick Healthy Snack Ideas For The Whole Family

In today’s world, so much of our food is processed, so when my little one started to eat solids, I was looking for healthy alternatives without the preservatives and additives. The recipes below are not only super simple to make, but as my 2 year old would say, are “delicious and nutritious”! Enjoy.

Frozen Bananas Slices

  1. Slice bananas.
  2. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cocoa powder.
  3. Place on a glass plate. Freeze (30 minutes or more) and enjoy!

Easy Banana Oat Bites (Egg-free!)

  1. Add 1 Banana, 1/4 Cup Quick Oats, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
  2. Sprinkle in cinnamon, cocoa powder, & raisins – depending on preference. Mix.
  3. Pour mixture into 6 muffin liners and press flat. Bake at 350 Degrees F for 6-10 minutes depending on your texture preference (softer vs. firmer).
  4. Let cool and enjoy! We usually double this recipe to make the bites a bit thicker.

Nutrient-Packed Popsicles & Smoothies

  1. Blend water or coconut water, bananas, mango, berries, carrots, celery, spinach, kale or any fruit/veggie combo together.
  2. Optional Nutrition: Add Vitamin C Powder, Beet Powder, Magnesium, Chia or Flax Seed for an extra boost!
  3. Then, to make the smoothie Popsicles… Pour into a popsicle mold, like the one we have, and enjoy!

Our favorite blend: Banana, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, carrots and chia seeds! If you’ve never had carrots in a smoothie before, start by adding just a few. Blend well.

Kale Chips

  1. 1 Bunch of Fresh Kale – thoroughly wash and dry the kale. Then, cut off stems and tear into bite sized pieces.
  2. Toss with olive oil and salt.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place kale on sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 F, turning half way, for approximately 15 minutes or until edges begin to brown – not burn!

Yogurt Bark

  1. Cut fresh strawberries into tiny pieces.
  2. Mix in a bowl with yogurt.
  3. Pour mixture onto a baking sheet (lined with parchment paper) an freeze for at least 2 hours.
  4. Break apart into smaller pieces and enjoy!


  • Ants on a Log (celery, peanut butter or almond butter, and unsweetened raisins)
  • Carrots Sticks & Almond Butter
  • Apple Slices with Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
  • Bell Peppers & Hummus
  • Cucumbers & Hummus
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Toast with Avocado and Tomato
  • Unsweetened Applesauce & Cinnamon
  • Nuts & Unsweetened Raisins
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • Caprese Skewers
  • Kefir or yogurt
  • Almond Butter and Jelly Tortilla Roll-Ups
  • Hummus, cucumber, cracker sandwiches
  • Almond Butter & Banana Sandwiches (just those two ingredients!)
  • Oatmeal
  • Avocado Slices
  • Healthy Blueberry Muffins
  • Oat Energy Balls

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