I think we can all agree that the words “snack time” are a favorite phrase in most kids’ vocabularies. And while there are plenty of easy, pre-packaged snacks to grab for your kids at the grocery store, they are often not a nutritious option. Below, you will find four healthy snack options that you can make at home and that your kids are certain to ask for time and time again!
This snack is sure to make your kids shout “more, please!” We love this recipe because it takes minimal time or effort, it has only a handful of ingredients, and you can easily make a serving or two and split it between your kids!
- 2 Homegrown Organic Farms blood oranges, peeled and quartered
- 3 large organic strawberries
- ½ cup strawberry yogurt
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- ½ cup ice
- In blender, combine all ingredients except ice for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, add ice and blend again. Makes one 12oz smoothie.
Are there any kids that don’t like gummies? They certainly seem to be a fan favorite, and our recipe is packed with immune-boosting citrus fruits. Good and good for you!
- 2 cups of fresh organic grapefruit juice (divided – 1 ½ cup and ½ cup)
- 2 pkg of gelatin (approx. 3 tsp)
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 ½ Tbs sugar
- 1”x1” chocolate/jelly silicon molds
In a heat-safe glass bowl combine the gelatin and ½ cup of juice, stir and allow to sit and thicken. Bring the remaining 1 ½ cup of juice to a boil on the stovetop. Once the juice has reached boiling, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Add hot juice to the gelatin mixture in a bowl and stir till everything is dissolved. Add vanilla and sugar and stir again until the sugar is dissolved. (May add additional sugar and vanilla if you would like to reduce the sourness of the grapefruit further). Pour mixture into jelly molds and place in the refrigerator overnight.
Asian pears are amazingly fresh, but we would argue that they are just as good in the form of a chip! Perfect munchies for your little ones, these are an easy grab-and-go snack for your busiest of days!
- 2 Asian Pears sliced think (preferably with a mandolin slicer–approx. 1/8″ thick)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
Slice pears super thin and remove seeds. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat sugar, water, and lemon juice until sugar is dissolved. Place pear slices in the sugar/water mixture and cook for about 3 minutes. Remove pears from the mixture and drain. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 225F. Spray two cookie sheets with cooking spray and cover them with parchment paper. Lay pear slices in one layer on a cookie sheet, spaced evenly. Place pears in the oven for 1 hour, flip slices over and cook for another 1 hour or until mostly crisp. Remove from oven and allow to crisp up. You can also turn off the oven and allow them to cool and crisp up in the oven.
Popsicles are refreshing and simple, and kids love them! These ones are packed with antioxidants, wonderfully crisp, and sweet. Plus, they are perfect for mom and dad to enjoy too!
- 2 cups organic blueberries (2-half pints)
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1 Tbs lemon zest
Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend still smooth. Fill silicone popsicle molds and place them into a freezer for at least four hours or overnight.