A-Z 43 Kid-Friendly Real Food Snacks

Posted on | May 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

A little over 4 years ago, we started purging our lives of processed foods. I started floundering for snacks my kids would love other than fruit & cheese. I was still new to real foods, & it seemed like all the things that were good for them for snacks took forever & were labour-intensive to make. Over time, I started realizing some of the simple things they would love. As I got more accustomed to whole foods & less overwhelmed, it was easier to think. Almost 4 1/2 years later, I can whip out real food snacks like nobody’s bid-ness.

I know a lot of people out there are intimidated by real foods. While it CAN take more time & effort, it doesn’t have to. Begin small. Begin with a snack or 2 a week & work your way up. Many of these can be made for breakfast & light lunches as well. That’s why I decided to compile a list of things you can do to improve your diet. Many of these recipe, how-to & product links will take you off-site. I went on a short mission across the net to come up with a decent sized list, so there would be something for everyone. Many of these are great travel snacks. Some of these can be made ahead of time & frozen or stored for a bit. Use common sense to decide what is shelf stable & what needs to be refrigerated. If you have any questions about them, I can definitely try to help.

Many of these items are kid-friendly even for the pickiest eaters that are accustomed to processed foods. Pick out a few & give them a try. Some of these are transitional & are foods your kids will recognize. For those that are already accustomed to whole foods, just enjoy!

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A

“Almond Joy” Bars

Apples & peanut butter

Applesauce

B

Black beans sprinkled with shredded cheese

C

Celery & peanut butter

Carrot sticks & sour cream or ranch dip

Chocolate Banana Milkshakes

Coconut Milk Popsicles

Cracker Jacks

D

Dried fruit

E

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Bites

F

Frozen Orange Cream Pops

Fruit Leather

G

Granola

H

Hard boiled eggs

Hummus & crackers

I

Ice cream!

J

Jerky

K

Kale chips (Recipes here & here)

Kombucha

L

“Larabars” aka Chunky Nut Date Bars

Liver Pate

M

Marshamllows

Mini-muffins

N

Nuts (make’em crispy nuts & they’ll pack a punch!)

O

Octo-dogs (Cut uncured, nitrate/ite free hot dogs into coins & poke dry pasta through them. Boil until pasta is done)

P

Pizzas- make them mini- use tortillas or bagels or even waffles!! Gluten free for those with allergies! Here’s our favourite sauce!

Popcorn (Here’s a great seasoning mix!)

Q

Quesadillas

R

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

S

Sliders (these can be made with hamburger patties, sloppy joe mix, shredded BBQ pork or chicken, tuna or egg salad, etc)

Sweet Potatoes

T

Tortilla chips & salsa or Buffalo Dip

Troll Bites

Tropsicles

U

Upside Down Cake

Uncrustables (The real food kind!)

V

Vanilla Pudding

W

Water kefir popsicles

X

Xylitol Mints (not really a SNACK, but good for a quick fix for “candy”)

Y

Yoghurt, this can be sweetened with honey & vanilla or with organic &/or homemade fruit jams & preserves.

Z

Zucchini chips

Zucchini Fries

What are some of your kids’ favourite real food snacks??

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Michaela– homeschooling Mom to 3 boys, wife to one wonderful Hubba, kitty-momma, likes gardening/sewing/baking/cooking/a multitude of other things.

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