Growing kids often need a snack to stay full in between meals and help them reach their fullest potential, so you’re always on the lookout for guilt-free snacks for kids. However, a lot of common snacks for kids are full of processed ingredients, added sugars, and unhealthy fats. That’s why we’ve complied this list of kid-friendly snacks that are wholesome, easy to make, and completely delicious. Here are 50 snack ideas you can give your kids completely guilt-free.
This assortment is jam-packed with yummy, guilt-free snacks for the kids. Fresh pineapple butterflies, hearts, and daisies take center stage, while just a few strawberries are hand-dipped in semisweet chocolate and topped with brightly-colored Swizzle®.
Fruit is one of the best guilt-free snacks for kids. This sweet arrangement features adorable pineapple monkeys and bananas dipped in semisweet and white chocolate. With fresh honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries, and grapes, it’s also a guilt-free treat for your little ones.
This fruity take on pizza is sure to be a hit with the kids. A slice of watermelon is topped with coconut yogurt, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, and pomegranate seeds.
These baked chicken nuggets have a little kick. A little buffalo sauce makes these chicken nuggets seriously addicting.
These cinnamon banana chips are simple and easy to make. They’re the perfect snack for anyone craving a crunchy snack that’s a whole lot more wholesome than a bag of potato chips.
These mashed potato bites contain just five simple ingredients. The end result is perfectly crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
With mixed berries, coconut milk, and powdered stevia, this sugar-free berry ice cream couldn’t be easier to make. Plus, you don’t need an ice cream maker or fancy equipment. It can be made in any food processor or blender for an easy guilt-free snack for kids.
Mixed berries, apple juice, lemon juice, lemon zest, and honey are blended together for this delectable fruit leather. Even better, it’s made without any artificial sugar or flavorings.
Cookie dough is typically high in sugar and low in nutrients. These cookie dough protein balls offer up protein, fiber, and a whole bunch of wholesome nutrients in a sweet, chocolatey, package that tastes just like the real thing.
These mini quiches are super kid-friendly and can even be made ahead and frozen for quick snacks on-the-go. They’re made with eggs, breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese, and tomato for a truly wholesome snack that’s delicious, too.
These tasty meatballs are gluten free, Paleo, and made with all-natural ingredients. They’re great for a quick guilt-free snack for kids or even as a light meal when served over some zucchini noodles.
If your kids aren’t a fan of vegetables, these muffins are the perfect way to sneak some in. They’re so rich and decadent and full of chocolatey goodness, you won’t even notice they’re good for you.
These pancakes are made with just two ingredients: eggs and bananas. They couldn’t be easier to whip up, and they’re packed with wholesome nutrition that’s miles above a regular pancake.
These cashew coconut date rolls make for an easy, but energizing snack whenever you need a pick-me-up. They’re made with dates, which act as an wholesome, all-natural sweetener in your favorite guilt-free snacks for kids.
15. Homemade Gummies
Your average, run-of-the-mill fruit snacks and gummy bears are more sugar than nutrition. These gummies are made with protein-packed gelatin, vegetable juice, and honey for a superior gummy that’s actually good for you.
Filled with a yummy meatloaf and topped with a sweet and zesty glaze, these mini meatloaf muffins will be a surefire hit with the kids. Plus, they’re a cinch to make and can be made ahead of time and frozen for an on-the-go snack.
17. BLT Skewers
What’s better than a BLT? A BLT on a stick! These skewers are fun, easy to make, and filled with wholesome ingredients that the kids won’t even mind.
We all know frozen pizza snacks aren’t the healthiest, but the kiddos sure do love it. These pizza rolls, with a dough made from yogurt and self-rising flour, offer a much more wholesome option for a guilt-free snack the kids will ask for again and again.
This snack is like having nachos for dessert. Apple slices are covered with peanut butter, chocolate, almonds, and coconut for a truly delicious snack that checks all the boxes.
With whole wheat tortillas, turkey, hummus, and shredded carrots, these roll ups are an easy way to get your little ones to eat their veggies. They’re hearty enough to serve as a filling guilt-free snack for kids or as a light lunch.
This dip is full of protein and veggies, including cottage cheese, green chilies, black beans, avocado, green onions, and tomatoes. All you taste is creamy deliciousness that’s great paired with tortilla chips or all on its own.
22. Coconut Shrimp
These shrimp are simply delicious with a hint of sweetness and a crunch from the fried coconut. Serve with your kid’s favorite dipping sauce (or even honey!) for an out-of-this-world guilt-free snack for kids that’s high in protein.
These “fries” are not actually fried at all! They’re made with zucchini and yellow squash, covered in flax seed, Parmesan cheese, and almond flour. Then, they’re baked in the oven to perfection.
These gluten-free sweet potato banana bites have just four main ingredients: sweet potato, banana, nut butter, eggs, and cinnamon. Plus, they don’t even taste like they’re packed with wholesome ingredients.
25. Ants on a Log
This snack is a classic for a reason — they’re an easy, quick, and nutritious little snack that also happens to be extremely tasty. Crunchy celery is topped with protein-packed peanut butter and juicy grapes or raisins for a delicious guilt-free snack for kids.
This frozen yogurt contains just four ingredients: Greek yogurt, frozen fruit, vanilla, and honey. Plus, it doesn’t even require the use of an ice cream maker!
This veggie-packed pizza is topped with a yummy spread made with cream cheese and ranch dressing. The vegetables turn crunchy in the oven, which balances perfectly with the creamy spread and soft crust.
This Heirloom Tomato Avocado Caprese Salad from Cook Eat Paleo is bursting with fresh flavors from the garden, including tomatoes, avocados, and topped with fresh basil. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar make the perfect dressing to draw out the natural flavor in the veggies.
These cheese truffles are light and creamy, crispy crunchy, and absolutely dreamy. They’re packed with protein and fiber and plenty of other wholesome nutrients.
Made with chia seeds, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and oats, these overnight oats are the perfect ticket for a filling snack. Just make them ahead of time (at least 8 hours) and they’ll be perfectly creamy and delicious by the time you need them. They’ll go crazy over this tasty guilt-free snack for kids!
31. Quick Crackers
These crackers are made with almond meal, egg, butter, and salt for a cracker that’s gluten free and truly delicious. They’re also much higher in protein and fiber than your typical cracker.
This smoothie, made with avocado, blueberry, oatmeal, and flax, is the perfect snack time treat. It’s packed with fiber, healthy fat, and plenty of wholesome nutrients.
With banana, orange juice, and rolled oats, these cookies are toddler-approved and ultra nutritious. They’re super soft and delicious, perfect for teething toddlers or kiddos of any age.
Gluten-free, low in saturated fat, high in fiber, and low fat, chickpeas have an impressive nutrition profile. This salty and sweet snack is soft roasted, so it’s perfect for toddlers and kids alike.
These popsicles are an easy, healthy, and refreshing snack for during the summertime. They’re made with simple, pure ingredients, including yogurt, fruit, honey, vanilla, and lemon juice.
These animals are super easy to make and kids will get such a kick out of them. Simply cover rice cakes in peanut butter and use strawberries, bananas, and blueberries to create the fun faces. That’s it – super easy, guilt-free snacks for kids!
In this recipe, tender, protein-packed fish sticks are coated with flax seeds for extra nutrition. Pair with your favorite tartar or cocktail sauce for a fun and easy snack your kiddos will gobble up.
This applesauce recipe tastes like the inside of an apple pie. Plus, with just apples and a handful of spices, it couldn’t be easier to make.
These banana muffins contain no oil and are low in sugar. They’re also so flavorful and moist, your kiddos will never be able to tell that they’re actually good for them.
These sausage patties are made without any added fillers, preservatives, or sugar. Instead, they’re packed with wholesome ingredients, including turkey, apples, and garlic. Yum!
This smoothie tastes like dessert, but is actually good for you, making it one of the best guilt-free snacks for kids you can make. It’s loaded with strawberries, non-dairy milk, cashew butter, dates, and oats, ensuring your little ones will gobble it right up.
42. Oatmeal Cookies
With sweetness from apple, carrots, and raisins, these oatmeal cookies are just bursting with goodness. They’re also made without eggs or dairy, and can be made gluten free by using gluten free oats and a gluten free flour.
This trail mix is unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. It’s made with popcorn, walnuts, sunflower seeds, cranberries, apricot, and coconut for a healthy take on trail mix that you can take with you wherever you go.
Crispy and crunchy, these baked apple chips are truly addicting. The trick is to slice your apples evenly and extra thin so they all bake to absolute perfection in the oven for perfectly delicious, guilt-free snacks for kids.
This yogurt partfait feels like a decadent dessert, but it’s totally healthy for you. With pineapple yogurt, granola, mandarin oranges, pineapple, raspberries, macadamia nuts, and coconut flakes, it’s got everything you need for a sweet treat that only feels like an indulgence.
These granola bars are super easy to whip up and require just a few ingredients. They’re also 100% healthy, so you won’t feel any guilt feeding these to your kiddos for an after school snack.
47. Banana Dog Bites
This recipe takes two minutes to prepare and looks like a whole lot of fun for the kiddos to eat. It’s made with just bananas, peanut butter, and tortillas, rolled up and chipped into bite-sized perfection.
These muffins combine the flavors of sweet orange and tangy cranberries for a truly tasty treat that has only 96 calories. Plus, they have no refined flour or sugar and are easily altered to be gluten free.
Ready for a trip to tropical paradise? This smoothie won’t quite take you there, but with pineapple, coconut milk, banana, and mango, it tastes just as great.
50. Crispy Broccoli
If your kids aren’t fans of broccoli, they’ve obviously never tried it crispy. This broccoli is a perfect crispy, crunchy treat that feels nothing like a vegetable.
Whether your kid is a picky eater or chows down on everything in sight, you’re sure to find a new favorite snack on this list. Even better, they’re all made with wholesome ingredients so your kiddos can snack completely guilt-free.