If you’re a parent, you’ve probably discovered how difficult it can be to get kiddos to eat enough fruits and vegetables. Kids tend to gravitate toward unhealthy, processed snacks. They can, however, be persuaded to eat fruit most of the time, especially if it’s a yummy and exciting snack. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of healthy, homemade snacks incorporating fresh fruit that your kids will actually eat and enjoy. Keep reading to learn some new healthy snacks your kids will love this school year!
These fruity, frozen yogurt bites are perfect for kids of all ages and only require three ingredients: Greek yogurt, pureed fruit, and honey (optional). You can even make a rainbow of colors/flavors with different fruits like strawberries, pears, and blackberries! Check out the yogurt bites recipe here.
Berry Granola Frozen Yogurt Bark
This delicious, 4-ingredient recipe only takes five minutes to make and is great for a quick breakfast, snack, or healthy dessert! The vibrant color of this bark makes it much more exciting for your kids to eat than normal yogurt. Check out the fro-yo bark recipe here.
Hidden Veggie Smoothie Pops
Sometimes, being sneaky with your veggie placement is the only option! These smoothies are awesome ways to get your kiddos to get enough fruits and veggies including orange bell peppers, carrots, and kale. Check out the smoothie recipes here.
Healthy Homemade Fruit Snacks
Kids love those overly sweet, artificially-flavored fruit gummies you can buy at the store, but you can actually make a healthy version of those at home! These fruit snacks are made with all-natural ingredients, and you can even sneak vegetables like beets and carrots in them. Check out the fruit snacks recipe here.
This recipe takes the classic apples and peanut butter snack combo up a notch by making it way more enjoyable to eat! You can top your apple slices with peanut butter or caramel and chocolate chips depending on what your kids prefer. Check out the apple nachos recipe here.
Fresh Fruit Popsicles
Sugary popsicles are a classic, sweet treat kids love, but these healthy, fresh fruit popsicles can be eaten any time of day! You can use any type of popsicle mold, your kids’ favorite fruits, and any juice you prefer. Check out the popsicle recipe here.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Tacos
Your kids are sure to love this fun twist on the classic PB&J sandwich. This recipe includes the same ingredients on a typical PB&J, but the added fresh fruit and exciting presentation makes it so much better! Check out the PB&J tacos recipe here.
If your kids love watermelon, they will definitely love watermelon pizza! Watermelon is delicious, has electrolytes, and is super hydrating, and watermelon pizza is totally customizable. Check out the watermelon pizza recipe here.
Coming up with healthy snacks your kids will actually eat is difficult, especially when you have a million other things to worry about. These fun, healthy snacks are sure to wow your kiddos while getting them the nutrients they need to grow. For more information regarding fruits and veggies and how to incorporate them into your kid’s diet, contact us!