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-Banana Cinnamon Toast

Rating: 4.67 stars 3
This satisfying peanut butter-banana toast gets a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra flavor boost.

Peanut Butter-Oat Energy Balls

Rating: 4.67 stars 7
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.

Cinnamon-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.57 stars 8
This recipe takes oatmeal cookies up a notch with its cinnamony, buttery, delicious take on a much-loved classic dessert.

Classic Hummus

Rating: 4.6 stars 5
It's easy to make hummus at home with just a few pantry items. Serve drizzled with your best-quality extra-virgin olive oil and chopped parsley. Mop it up with warm whole-wheat pita bread or cut-up vegetables.

Garlic Hummus

Rating: 5 stars 8
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.

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.

Avocado Hummus

Rating: 5 stars 9
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.

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.

Soy-Lime Roasted Tofu

Rating: 4.75 stars 6
Here we marinate tofu cubes in soy sauce and lime juice with a touch of toasted sesame oil, then roast them--perfect tofu every time.

Homemade Trail Mix

Rating: 3 stars 1
Try this with portable mix with any combination of dried fruits and nuts.

Carrot Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars 1
This type of drink tends to be pricey in the big city juice bars. Now you can make the recipe at home.

French Onion Dip

Rating: 3.33 stars 2
In our homemade version of French onion dip, we simmer chopped onions in broth and use reduced-fat sour cream and yogurt for the familiar rich and creamy flavor. All told, our version has 12 grams less fat and nearly 50 percent less sodium per serving than the original.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Microwave Potato Chips
Rating: Unrated 4
You don't need a deep fryer to make crispy potato chips. We toss thinly sliced potatoes with just a touch of olive oil, pop them in the microwave and voilà! Crispy, crunchy homemade potato chips with 8 grams less fat per serving than regular chips.
Lemon-Parm Popcorn
Rating: Unrated 2
Perk up your popcorn with a bit of lemon pepper and Parmesan cheese.
Wake-Up Smoothie
Rating: 4.31 stars
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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.