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Family Friendly Snack Ideas

A list of quick and healthy family friendly snack ideas: 25+ sweet snacks, and 25+ savoury snacks. Something for everyone to enjoy!

Oh snack time.  I am not a fan of it.  I mean, I like to snack but I can’t stand putting together snacks, and I think it’s because I often can’t think of good ideas in the moment.  That, and the fact that I seem to be in my kitchen all day long.  So sometimes the last thing I want to do after I’ve just finished with one meal, is to come up with another idea and make something else.

But, kids…they need to snack. We do too for that matter…hello 3:00 in the afternoon munchies!  My oldest 2 are old enough to make their own snacks so that helps a lot.  But the biggest hurdle is what to keep around?  What to make?

I’ve thought a lot about this, so I put together a list of quick and healthy snack ideas: 25 sweet snacks, and 25 savoury snacks.  As I was putting together this list, I thought that I should share it with you too, because chances are you have the same troubles with coming up with ideas for snacks?

50+ Family Friendly Snack Ideas

 **  Please note, anywhere there is a word in coloured text, there is a link to a recipe for you!

25+ Sweet Snack Ideas

  1. Granola/Trail Mix:  Homemade is easy!
  2. Granola Bars:  These Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars are a favourite!
  3. Oat Bars
  4. Date Bars
  5. Greek Yogurt with fresh fruit puree or honey
  6. Parfait:  Yogurt, Fruit & Granola
  7. Cereal Squares:
  8. Energy Bites:  Peanut Butter Snack Bites, Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bites
  9. Frozen Yogurt
  10. Cottage Cheese with Fruit
  11. Kid Friendly Fruit and Cheese Snack Plate
  12. Muffins:  Banana Carrot, Oatmeal, Bran or any of your favourites
  13. Cookies:
  14. Fresh Fruit:  Make a tray of cut up fresh fruit.  If it’s prepped, it will get eaten.
  15. Fresh Fruit Skewers:  These are fun for kids!  Add strawberries, bananas and grapes to toothpicks.
  16. Banana Roll Ups:  Roll up a banana with some peanut butter, in a pita or tortilla wrap
  17. Fresh Vegetables with or without dip.  Make a tray of cut up vegetables.  If it’s prepped, it will get eaten.
  18. Apple Slices with Peanut Butter
  19. Dried Fruit:  Raisins, Prunes, Apricots, Cranberries, Bananas
  20. Fruit Leather
  21. Fresh Fruit Juice Popsicles
  22. Smoothies:  We love this banana smoothie!
  23. Fresh pressed juices:  with ginger, apple, citrus fruit, carrots, spinach
  24. Apple Sauce with Cinnamon.  I like to offer unsweetened sauce with cinnamon.
  25. Yogurt with Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips for dipping.
  26. Graham Crackers and Honey.  A favourite I grew up eating!
  27. Puffed Squares:  Rice Crispie, Puffed Wheat, Peanut Butter Puffed Rice.  Easy to make and serve.
  28. Rice Cake Pizzas:  Spread on some peanut butter or cream cheese and top with fruit.
  29. Dry Cereal
  30. Rice Pudding

25+ Savoury Snack Ideas

  1. Celery Sticks with Peanut Butter.  Ants on a log anyone?  😉
  2. Jicama Lime Snack Sticks
  3. Cucumber Slices with Cream Cheese (salmon, vegetable, plain)
  4. Skewers with cheese, meat and pickles.  Serve them on toothpicks or small skewers.
  5. Crackers and Cheese:  Experiment with different cheeses and crackers.
  6. Cottage cheese with slices of cucumber or grape tomatoes
  7. Hard Boiled Eggs
  8. Devilled Eggs
  9. Mini Pizza Toasts or Pizza Crackers.  Serve crackers with pizza sauce, sprinkled cheese and slices of pepperoni.
  10. Ham Pita Wraps:  Wrap up slices of ham and cream cheese in a pita or tortilla wrap.
  11. Tortilla Pinwheels
  12. Pretzels
  13. Nuts: Pecans, Almonds, Walnuts, Peanuts
  14. Seeds:  Sunflower, Pumpkin
  15. Popcorn
  16. Roasted Chick Peas
  17. Taco Chips and Fresh Salsa
  18. Rice Crisp Pizzas:  Spread on cream cheese and top with deli meat or vegetables.
  19. Guacamole with Pita Chips
  20. Hummus with pita chips and/or carrot sticks, celery sticks, sugar snap peas
  21. Cowboy Caviar with Tacos (Whole Bean Dip)
  22. Quesadillas.  Just simple cheese are a fave.
  23. Cheesy Quinoa Bites
  24. Loaded Potato Bites
  25. Pepperoni Sticks or Beef Jerky
  26. Nuts and Bolts
  27. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I hope this list can help you with your snack time too!

a top down view of snacks: crackers, snap peas, nuts, strawberries, orange slices, hard boiled eggs, raisins, cucumbers, apples and rice crackers

Have a delicious day!

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  1. Oh Yum! I get so excited each week to see what you have been working on because it’s always AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can party!!!! Lou Lou Girls

  2. These are some wonderful and healthy ideas. We have recently switched over to a very low refined carb and low refined sugar diet. This change has been great for us. Our two year old has made the switch well too. Some of these snacks are great to keep in mind for him! It’s easy for me to run out of ideas. Thank you!

  3. These are great and perfect for camping, school, summer camp, anytime…thanks! May I suggest you write a back to school post with lunch box ideas? I dread making lunches, especially since my kids like completely different things. I’d love to see what your kids eat for lunch. That said, I wish our school offered hot lunches, even once a week.