Family Friendly Snack Ideas

 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?

So here you go…a list of 50 Family Friendly Snack Ideas!

Snack away and enjoy!

50 Family Friendly Snack Ideas {A Pretty Life}

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25 Sweet Snacks

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

25 Savoury Snacks

  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 & 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 & cream cheese in a pita or tortilla wrap
  11. Pretzels
  12. Nuts: Pecans, Almonds, Walnuts, Peanuts
  13. Seeds:  Sunflower, Pumpkin
  14. Popcorn
  15. Roasted Chick Peas
  16. Taco Chips & Salsa
  17. Rice Crisp Pizzas:  Spread on cream cheese and top with deli meat or vegetables.
  18. Guacamole with Pita Chips
  19. Hummus with pita chips and/or carrot sticks, celery sticks, sugar snap peas
  20. Cowboy Caviar with Tacos (Whole Bean Dip)
  21. Quesadillas.  Just simple cheese are a fave.
  22. Nuts & Bolts
  23. Cheesy Quinoa Bites
  24. Loaded Potato Bites
  25. Pepperoni Sticks or Beef Jerky

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

50 Family Friendly Snack Ideas {A Pretty Life}

Have a delicious day!

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12 Comments

  • Reply Sam January 23, 2015 at 8:57 AM These are fab! I will be using all of them! Thanks
  • Reply Virginia Fynes January 23, 2015 at 4:52 PM Snack city! Great suggestions, especially for lunch boxes!
  • Reply Tara January 25, 2015 at 10:59 PM Love it! We're always looking for healthy snacks as my children will graze the day away!
  • Reply Natasha in Oz July 7, 2015 at 5:00 PM Lots of yummy ideas here-thanks for the suggestions! Best wishes from Australia, Natasha in Oz
  • Reply Lou Lou Girls July 11, 2015 at 12:09 PM 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
  • Reply Theresa @DearCreatives July 16, 2015 at 2:47 AM Thanks for sharing at the party! Great ideas. Pinned for later & shared. Hope to see you again soon & that your having a great week!
  • Reply Kelli July 16, 2015 at 12:12 PM 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!
  • Reply Angie R July 24, 2017 at 2:09 PM 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.
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife August 2, 2017 at 12:42 PM Definitely! I have one post I put together, but I am hoping to do a few more! Here is the link to the first one... https://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/35-easy-school-lunchbox-ideas/

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