Healthy Snacks That Will Have Kids Munching Away

We all love good dips. Getting our kids to eat healthy is another question. These nutritious pick-me-ups are best served with bite-sized vegetables, fruit, whole grain tortilla chips or pita chips. Healthy recipes that are easy-to-make and fun for the whole family- yay!


Prep Time: 5 min. / Cook Time: 5 min.
By: Rachel
“This was a childhood memory that I was craving, so I called my nanny and she gave the recipe to me. The second I tasted it, I was flushed with happy thoughts. It tastes like caramel! Enjoy with slices of apples for a healthy snack! Be creative: You can add peanut butter, nuts or chocolate sauce, or try using strawberry flavored cream cheese. Have fun and enjoy!”
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Stir together the cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is smooth.
Nutritional Information: (Amount Per Serving) Calories : 137/ Total fat: 9.8g/ Chloresterol: 31 mg

Prep Time: 15 min. / Cook Time: 15 min.
By: Ginny
“This is a great, easy recipe people love. Our family has made it for gatherings for as long as I can remember. Refried beans are layered with guacamole, a seasoned sour cream mixture, cheese and vegetables. Serve it with tortilla chips. Enjoy!”
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup black olives, drained
  1. In a large serving dish, spread the refried beans. Layer the guacamole on top of the beans.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream and taco seasoning mix. Spread over the layer of guacamole.
  3. Sprinkle a layer of Cheddar cheese over the mayonnaise mixture layer. Sprinkle tomato, green onions and black olives over the cheese.

Nutritional Information: (Amount Per Serving) Calories: 47/ Total Fat: 3.6g / Calories: 7 mg

Prep Time: 5 min. / Cook Time: 5 min.
By: Donalyn
“Tahini-free hummus that only takes minutes, and is a favorite with my kids.”
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. In a blender or food processor combine garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin, salt and olive oil. Blend on low speed, gradually adding reserved bean liquid, until desired consistency is achieved.

Nutritional Information: (Amount Per Serving) Calories: 35/ Total Fat 3.6g / Chloresterol 0 mg

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