Clean-Eating Snacks for Kids

Find healthy, delicious clean-eating snacks for kids from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Peanut Butter-Oat Energy Balls

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Sweet, sticky dates act as the glue for these no-bake energy balls. Perfect for hikes or during sports, this healthy snack travels well. For the best flavor and texture, use Medjool dates--the largest and most luscious date variety. Look for them in the produce department or near other dried fruits.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Cinnamon-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This recipe takes oatmeal cookies up a notch with its cinnamony, buttery, delicious take on a much-loved classic dessert.
By Carolyn Casner

Garlic Hummus

Rating: 5 stars 10
This classic hummus recipe couldn't be easier--just toss a few ingredients in the food processor and whir away! Aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) makes this healthy dip extra smooth and creamy. Serve with veggie chips, pita chips or crudités.
By Devon O'Brien

Avocado Hummus

Rating: 5 stars 12
This vibrant green hummus recipe couldn't be easier--just toss a few ingredients in the food processor and whir away! Aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) and avocado make this healthy dip extra smooth and creamy. Serve with veggie chips, pita chips or crudités.
By Devon O'Brien

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Rating: 5 stars 1
Try this satisfying snack instead of nuts. The tasty legumes are lower in calories and packed with fiber.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 1
Keeping ripe peeled bananas in your freezer means you're always just one step away from a healthy smoothie. Kefir, peanut butter and flaxmeal add protein, probiotics and healthy fats.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Homemade Trail Mix

Rating: 3 stars 1
Try this with portable mix with any combination of dried fruits and nuts.
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By Joyce Hendley, M.S.

Kale Chips

Rating: 4 stars 13
Not a fan of kale? These crispy baked kale chips will convert you! For the best result, don't overcrowd the baking pans.
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Carrot Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
This type of drink tends to be pricey in the big city juice bars. Now you can make the recipe at home.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Loaded Sweet Potato Nacho Fries

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Bump up the vitamin A and fiber when you swap tortilla chips for sweet potatoes in this healthy recipe. Serve as an appetizer at your next party or turn it into dinner by adding chicken, tofu, shrimp or more beans for protein.
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By Hilary Meyer

Lemon-Parm Popcorn

Rating: 5 stars 2
Perk up your popcorn with a bit of lemon pepper and Parmesan cheese.
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Pumpkin Seeds with Everything Bagel Seasoning

Rating: 5 stars 1
Everything bagel spices give these roasted pumpkin seeds an extra hit of flavor that's delicious any time of day.
By Carolyn Casner
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Inspiration and Ideas

11 High-Protein Snacks for Kids
Whether it's a loaded toast to enjoy at home or roasted nuts to eat on the go, these kid-friendly snack recipes are tasty and nutritious options to fuel your family.
Yogurt with Blueberries
Blueberries add all the sweetness you need, naturally, to protein-rich Greek yogurt in this satisfying snack.
Wake-Up Smoothie
Rating: 4.5 stars 19

With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smoothie in just minutes. It provides vitamin C, fiber, potassium and soy protein.