85 Snack Ideas for Kids (and Adults)!

For many of us, the idea of replacing processed foods with whole, organic, raw fruits, grains, proteins and vegetables kind of takes all the fun our of the age old tradition and quite often necessary ‘snack’.

This list of 85 Snack Ideas is a re-post from a great blog started by Lisa Leake called 100 Days of Real food. It includes link to some of her recipes for homemade treats and goodness as well.

Please visit Lisa’s site and visit her Facebook Page as thanks for putting this list together.

 
Fruits & Veggies

Fruits & Veggies

      1. Apple (good with peanut butter)
      2. Banana (good with peanut butter)
      3. Carrots (good with hummus or ranch dip)
      4. Celery (good with peanut butter and raisins a.k.a. “Ants on a Log”)
      5. Mango
      6. Pear
      7. Grapes
      8. Strawberries (good with yogurt)
      9. Blueberries (good with yogurt)
      10. Raspberries (good with yogurt)
      11. Oranges
      12. Peaches (good with yogurt)
      13. Plums
      14. Kiwi
      15. Grapefruit
      16. Avocado (good with soy sauce and brown rice)
      17. Pineapple
      18. Papaya
      19. Star Fruit
      20. Figs (good with goat cheese)
      21. Honeydew Melon
      22. Cantaloupe
      23. Watermelon
      24. Cherries
      25. Edamame (good with soy sauce)
      26. Raw Sugar Snap Peas (good with hummus)
      27. Cooked Green Beans
      28. Mashed Sweet Potato (good with butter and cinnamon)
      29. Raw Sliced Bell Peppers (good with hummus or ranch dip)
      30. Cucumber Slices (good with ranch dip)
      31. Jicama
      32. Cherry Tomatoes (good with ranch dip)
      33. Cooked Snow Peas
      34. Frozen Peas (frozen…no cooking necessary!)
      35. Raw Cauliflower
      36. Raw Broccoli (good with ranch dip)
      37. Applesauce
      38. Unsweetened Raisins
      39. Fruit Leathers
      40. Freeze Dried Fruit (like mango, banana, blueberries or strawberries)
      41. Dried Apple Rings
      42. Canned Fruit like Mandarin Oranges (Native Forest brand does not use sugary syrups in their cans)
      43. Olives

Whole Grain

Whole-Grain…

      1. Whole Grain Crackers (like Triscuits, Multi-Seed, Ak-Mak, Whole-Wheat Matzos, Brown Rice Crackers/Snaps, Whole-Grain Rye Crackers topped with cheese, peanut butter, or a cream cheese and jelly combo)
      2. Popcorn (make it using “The Popcorn Trick”)
      3. Oatmeal (served warm in a Thermos if sending to school)
      4. Shredded Wheat (look for brands that contain 1-ingredients)
      5. Arrowhead Mills Puffed Whole Grain Cereal (corn, brown rice, wheat or millet variety)
      6. Brown Rice Cakes
      7. Whole-Wheat Pretzels
      8. Whole-Grain Toast
      9. Small, Cooked Whole-Grain Noodles

Nuts & Seeds

Nuts and Seeds…

      1. Larabars
      2. Peanuts
      3. Cashews
      4. Almonds
      5. Pecans
      6. Walnuts
      7. Pine Nuts (they are good lightly toasted)
      8. Pistachios
      9. Sesame Seeds
      10. Pumpkin Seeds
      11. Nut Trail Mix including Dried Fruit

Other

Other…

      1. Hard-Boiled Eggs
      2. Garbanzo Beans
      3. Cheese (cubes or sticks…with or without crackers)
      4. Plain Yogurt (flavored with a little honey or maple syrup and vanilla extract)
      5. Organic and/or Local Bacon


Homemade

Homemade…

  1. Homemade Granola Bars
  2. Homemade “Larabars”
  3. Whole-Wheat Toaster Pastries (a.k.a. Pop Tarts!)
  4. Smoothies or Smoothie Pops
  5. Whole-Wheat Banana Bread
  6. Zucchini Chips
  7. Whole-Wheat Zucchini Bread (made into muffins)
  8. Whole-Wheat Pumpkin Bread (made into muffins)
  9. Whole-Grain Cornbread (made into muffins)
  10. Whole-Wheat Berry Muffins
  11. Pecan Maple Breakfast Cookies
  12. Easy Cheesy Crackers
  13. Kale Chips
  14. Homemade Powerballs
  15. Whole-Wheat Biscuits (good with butter and jelly) or Buttermilk Cheese Biscuits
  16. Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn
  17. Whole-Wheat “Baked” Donuts


Images

Apple and Noodle Snack

Apple and Noodle Snack

Snack Tray

Snack Tray

Pretzel and Carrot Snack

Pretzel and Carrot Snack

Crackers with Cream Cheese and Jam

Crackers with Cream Cheese and Jam

Lara Bar

Lara Bar

Holding Pop Tarts

Holding Pop Tarts – Click for recipe

Muffins

Muffins – Click for Pumpkin Bread Recipe