Fun Healthy Snacks for Kids That are Cheap

Fun Healthy Snacks for Kids That are Cheap! Hope everyone is having a great Summer so far!  I’m just wondering if your house is like mine and your cupboards are beginning to look a little bare?  Boy kids can EAT can’t they!?  

The problem?  It breaks the food budget, so all of those special frozen items and snacks I might buy sometimes on sale at the store are O.U.T. OUT!  

Fun Healthy Snacks for Kids ~ Cheap and Easy!

But then what does one do? You make homemade kids food!

Fun Healthy Snacks for Kids That are Cheap

There are just some absolutes that I need to have on hand in my kitchen to make the below snacks..but many are the same and just used in different ways! When you make your own snacks it’s easy to keep these food items in your pantry and fridge for healthy homemade snacks.

What are some healthy snacks to make at home?

String Cheese ~ is always a great snack and you can use it in recipes like: 

Yogurt ~ I love yogurt because I use it for lots of different snacks and recipes for kids. 

Smoothies ~ Make Your Own Smoothie Cubes to cut down on the mess and time it takes! YAY!

Healthy Smoothie Cubes
How to make Healthy Smoothie Cubes for kids

Fruit, Fruit and more Fruit –

No Churn Cantaloupe Ice Cream

Caramel Apple Dip in a Jar

Don’t forget the Veggies

Have Pizza ingredients on hand at ALL TIMES for when the kids have all of their friends over and then say “so and so are staying for dinner!”

Mini Pizzas with homemade pizza dough is a kids favorite!


Make Homemade Hot Pockets!

Nachos – Oh Yum and so easy..Tortilla Chips with Cheese on top or go fancy and put Taco Meat and Veggies!

Anything on a Stick is a Fun Snack for kids

Smores Kabobs

Everything just tastes a little better with a dip to kids! 

Chunky Mexican Peach Mango Pineapple Salsa

Popcorn is a super simple and very inexpensive way to have a tasty snack.  You can also jazz popcorn up!  Try this deelish Homemade Kettle Corn Recipe!  You can do so many things with recipe!!

Deviled Eggs are super simple and packed with protein!  The kids will love them.

Easy Homemade Bagel Bites!  Yep! Just like what you buy in the stores

fun easy but not so healthy snacks for kids:

Peppermint Holiday Float

For more inspiration and recipes:


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  1. Great ideas, Shari Lynne! I can’t wait to try them. By the way, I saw your cantaloupe ice cream. Ripe cantaloupe with vanilla ice cream is one of my very favorite treats. I bet the ice cream is amazing!

  2. Great snacks options. I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

  3. I love the idea of making banana ice cream- my three boys and foster daughter love love love bananas but sometimes they don’t last very long in the summer so this would be a perfect way to use up some extras before they go bad! Thanks for the ideas and linking up today!
    -S.L. Payne

  4. Yum, I love deviled eggs, there are several I would like to make for my kids here.

  5. Wow, you have some great ideas here! I especially like the popcorn idea since it is always available in our pantry. Thank you for sharing. I found you on Titus 2sdays…

    I also wanted to invite you to our weekly link up ~ The Art of Home-Making Mondays, if you would care to join us 🙂

    Well, I am off to check out those homemade coffee recipes you are sharing!

    1. I am so glad you joined in last week! Please join us again this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays 🙂

  6. Loving this list! I’d just about run out of ideas – but I am so going to give that banana ice cream a try!

  7. These are awesome snack ideas! Sometimes I feel like I never leave the kitchen so I love that these are “substantial” snacks that are sure to fill up my growing, always hungry boy! Thanks Shari!

  8. We are making those bread sticks as soon as I get my kitchen back! Husband and son will love them.

  9. Yum! Great snack ideas for kids who are always hungry. Thank you for Linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  10. Hi, stopping by from Try a New Recipe Tuesday…what great ideas for kid snacks! I love the homemade ice cream recipes. I think that’s on my mind since it’s been so hot here! We make that same banana ice cream recipe, too and I also want to try the banana bites with yogurt and sprinkles, my kids would love that idea! Pinning this post, thanks. 🙂

  11. Thanks for all of these snack ideas!! My teenage boys are constantly in the kitchen looking for food and these snack ideas surely beat the junk my kids unwrap and swallow in one bite!!! Better for everyone!

  12. Love these ideas! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” Hope you can join us again this week.

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  14. My kids like to snack all day. When they are eating something healthy, I don’t mind. These are some really good ideas. 🙂 Thank you!

  15. Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on Pinterest We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!

  16. Dipping fruit in yogurt and freezing – so simple and I bet it’s super-yummy, too! We’ll have to give that one a try! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot!

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