Quick and Healthy Snacks for Children

Daily family life can be very busy, and it can seem difficult to find quick and healthy snacks for children. Here are some nutritious and tasty snack ideas for your child, that can be ready in under 30 minutes.

Healthy muffins

Many pre-made muffins can have too much sugar for your child, but when you make your own, you can control the portion size and add healthy ingredients. Muffins are an ideal snack to freeze, and reheat as necessary. Try this Sugar-Free Banana Muffin recipe.

Fresh fruits and vegetables

Even if your child is a picky eater, there may be some fruits or vegetables they enjoy. Offering these as a snack is an ideal way to give your child essential nutrients, while encouraging them to eat the food they like. You can create a quick and healthy dip as well, using Greek yogurt, lemon juice, chopped cucumber, and dill.

Pinwheel wraps

Wraps are a quick and easy meal, and cutting them into smaller portions turns them into a healthy snack for your child. Wraps are endlessly customizable depending on your child’s taste, and they can have fun and feel a sense of independence by helping you assemble their wrap. Here are a few healthy pinwheel wrap ideas:

  • Turkey, cream cheese, and lettuce
  • Hummus, cucumber, and carrot
  • Leftover chicken coated in a sauce of ¼ cup peanut butter, ¼ cup warm water, and 1 Tbsp soy sauce, with sliced red pepper
  • Tuna salad with lettuce and cucumber

Mini pizza or quesadilla

Mini pizzas and quesadillas are a quick snack that children can have fun assembling before you cook them. For mini pizzas, use pitas, tomato sauce, and cheese, and for mini quesadillas, use small tortillas and cheese. You can add any cooked meat or veggies that your child likes onto this base.