21 Healthier Snacks Your Kids Will Actually Want To Eat

21 Healthier Snacks Your Kids Will Actually Want To Eat

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1. Salted Trail Mix Dark Chocolate Bark

Salted Trail Mix Dark Chocolate Bark

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The summer’s leftover trail mix becomes the fall’s power snack. Recipe here.

2. Apple Chips

Apple Chips

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Super simple and perfect for fall, when there are apples everywhere. Recipe here.

3. Healthier Oreos

Healthier Oreos

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Sure, they’re not as healthy as a piece of fruit, but they have a heck of a lot less sugar than the packaged kind. Recipe here.

4. Baked Veggie Chips

Baked Veggie Chips

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So good, you’ll have to try not to eat them all yourself. Recipe here.

5. Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

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This recipe uses honey instead of refined sugar (plus), whole wheat flour (plus plus) and, of course, protein-packed oats (FTW). Recipe here.

6. Baked Carrot Fries

Baked Carrot Fries

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Serve these “fries” hot for dinner and save the leftovers for a snack the next day. Recipe here.

7. Mango Fruit Roll-Ups

Mango Fruit Roll-Ups

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These babies have only one ingredient: mango. Prep them in 10 minutes, then sit back and relax while they cook in the oven. Recipe here.

8. Vegan Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

Vegan Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

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A little protein never hurt anybody, especially when it comes in such a cute little brownie package. Recipe here.

9. Homemade Goldfish Crackers

Homemade Goldfish Crackers

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Substitute the white flour with whole wheat to make these more nutritious. Recipe here.

10. Baked Banana Chips

Baked Banana Chips

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A banana snack that won’t end up smushed. Recipe here.

11. Pretzel Sticks

Pretzel Sticks

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The ingredients are very simple (flour, sugar, water, yeast, and salt), but the process takes a little bit of effort. Double the recipe to get the more pretzels for your time — in an airtight container these guys will last for a week. Pack with some hummus to up the nutrition. Recipe here.

12. Garlic Parmesan Popcorn

Garlic Parmesan Popcorn

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Making your own popcorn is so easy, tasty, and inexpensive, you’ll never go back to the boxed stuff. Recipe here.

13. Healthy Brownie Granola Bars

Healthy Brownie Granola Bars

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Seven ingredients and no baking. Recipe here.

14. Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips

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Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients like Vitamins C and D, and these chips are simple to make and use just a little bit of oil. Recipe here.

15. Vegan Rice Krispy Treats

Vegan Rice Krispy Treats

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If you’re not a vegan, you can replace the brown rice syrup with honey. And if you’re gluten-free, you can use gluten-free Rice Krispies. Recipe here.

16. Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

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Who says muffins are just for breakfast? These use honey instead of refined sugar and the cornmeal adds protein and fiber. Recipe here.

17. Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

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Tastier and healthier than potato chips, but hits the same *crunch* spot. Flavor according to your kids’ preferences. Recipe here.

18. Oatmeal Bars with Dates and Walnuts

Oatmeal Bars with Dates and Walnuts

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Like a power bar, but made with whole foods and kid-friendly. Recipe here.

19. Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

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Combines two superfoods: avocados and cocoa powder. (WARNING: BuzzFeed is not responsible for lost tupperware.) Recipe here.

20. Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

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It’s fall, y’all! Use the leftovers from pumpkin carving to make a delicious, packable snack. Recipe here.

21. No-Bake Peanut Butter Confetti Bars

No-Bake Peanut Butter Confetti Bars

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These little guys definitely fall in the “treat” category, but they have a lot less sguar than you might expect. Recipe here.

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