Spring is in full swing, and it’s a beautiful time of year! The weather is bright and sunny (usually!), kids are playing outside, the cherry blossoms are in bloom and flowers are popping up everywhere. Why not take this rejuvenating time of year to freshen up your kids’ snack options? We put together 15 healthy springtime snacks for kids of all ages, from baby to teen. These tasty treats can go with your child anywhere, whether to school, on a road trip, or even just at home as a healthy between-meal treat. Feast your eyes on our list, and get ready for some healthy springtime snacking!
Healthy Springtime Snacks for Kids
Beech-Nut Nutrition Company just released a whole new line of tasty and nutritious treats for toddlers, and it includes these fun mini waffles. The butternut and berry flavor really hits the taste of spring! It contains real fruits and veggies that make it a deceptively delicious snack kids love.
Fruitastic Veg Garden Salad
Check out how cute this healthy salad idea is from food and lifestyle expert, Daniella Boutros. Bring your spring garden to life with your favorite fruits, vegetables and spreads. Simple flower cookie cutters add a magic touch, and strawberry potted plants are stuffed with blueberries, grape leaves and a cantaloupe flower for a delicious center.
These PeaTos are an interesting snack. They’re very similar to Cheetos (you know, those orange cheese puffs that get your hands all sticky?), but they’re different in a lot of ways. Peas are substituted for corn, and there are no artificial ingredients additives or colors. And they come in an array of flavors that kids—and adults!—love! Perfect to bring along on a family picnic this season!
How adorable are these tiny pancakes? Your kids will love eating this mini treats, which—by the way—have no corn syrup or artificial ingredients. Made by Belgian Boys, they’re fluffy airy and a perfect any-time snack.
Bobo’s makes a variety of tasty, whole-grain oat bars and snacks, but the oat bites are especially fun to eat! And they come in a variety of flavors, from apple pie to coconut and so much in between.
What is springtime without the sun? From day camp to barbecues, picnics and more, grab one of these single-serving SunButter snacks that can be easily stashed in a backpack or lunchbox. Available in a range of flavors, each On the Go SunButter is free from the top food allergens and has 7 grams of plant-based protein per serving.
This farm-to-fridge brand offers a variety of healthy meals and snacks for babies, toddlers and older kids. Check out the cold-pressed fruit and veggie blends for all ages and plant-rich meals for babies.
Made for babies, this is a Clean Label Project Purity Award-certified cereal, meaning it’s been tested for a whole range of impurities like arsenic and lead. All the ingredients are sourced from the United States, and it has a taste that the tiniest of tykes love!
Perfect for spring and on the go, these fun pouches are great for a sweet and healthy snack. They’re GMO- and BPA-free and available in a variety of flavors. Whether your child is going on a road trip or a springtime adventure, just throw one in a backpack and go!
Like the rest of the GoGo squeeZ line, these pouches are GMO- and BPA-free. There’s no fructose in these pouches, and they’re fun to eat! Each pouch is made with real yogurt and fruit and is a perfect sunny day take-anywhere snack.
These tiny balls of deliciousness contain peanuts and multiple tree nuts (cashews, almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts). It’s designed to make it simple for parents to include a wide variety of nuts into little diets early and often. The snacks are made by Mission MightyMe, a company working to end the food allergy epidemic with nutritious, baby-friendly nut puffs.
Imagine a sweet fruit puree…in a pouch! This healthy snack offers a half cup of organic fruit per pouch, making it an easy-peasy time-saving hack for busy parents who want to make sure their kids eat their fruits and veggies!
Dark chocolate definitely has its nutritional benefits. And it’s a perfect treat during spring or any time of year! The nib mor company makes some decadent dark chocolate squares that come in a variety of flavors. Organic, gluten-free and plant-based, these sweet treats are also great for the planet, as they’re Rainforest Alliance-certified.
Ok, this isn’t exactly a snack in itself, but it lets you make yogurt right from home. That’s right–homemade yogurt! It’s super easy to use, too. With only a couple minutes of prep time, the appliance does all the work. The yogurt is delicious and healthy, as it’s packed with nutrients important for kids of all ages, like probiotics, calcium, vitamins D, phosphorus and protein. BONUS: It comes with a non-dairy starter kit to make yogurt for anyone following a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Watermelon season is right around the corner, which is great because it signals summer is on the way! Dice up some watermelon chunks and enjoy a seasonal snack with your kids that is both healthy and delicious.