8 healthy school snacks your kids will love


Cherry pie bars

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Kids can be quite picky when it comes to their meals and snacks. And when you send them off to school, you want to make sure they've got healthy foods they'll actually want to eat. Here are eight options your kids will love chomping on during lunch period.


1. Cherry Pie Bars

Cherry pie bars

Made with only natural ingredients, these tasty homemade snack bars from Mommypotamus can be formed into fun shapes. After you mix all the ingredients in the blender, let your child help form the bars into different shapes using cookie cutters.


2. Caprese Skewers

Caprese skewers

This snack from Oven Love are great for adults, too! Using bite-sized ingredients, you can make quick work out of these skewers if you let your little ones help thread the tomatoes, basil and mozzarella on the sticks. Be sure to use skewers without pointy ends so no one gets hurt.


3. English Muffin Pizzas

English muffin pizza

This after-school snack from Full Fork Ahead would also be great fun for the kids to put together. Let them choose what ingredients they want on top — from veggies to lean meats — and then throw the pizzas in the oven until crispy and melty.


4. Banana Bagel


It doesn’t get much easier — or tastier — than this recipe from Delish.com. Choose a bagel, then add your favorite nut butter and slices of banana.


5. Sandwich Kabobs

Sandwich kabobs

These kabobs from Simple as That make sandwiches fun by taking it all apart and letting your child eat each piece by piece.


6. Gluten-Free Cheddar Biscuits

Gluten-free cheddar biscuits

Gluten-free cheddar biscuits? You bet! These savory bites from All Day I Dream About Food can be wrapped up and taken to school for a mid-morning snack or eaten with fruit for an after-school bite.


7. Buffalo Ranch Popcorn

Buffalo ranch popcorn

If your child isn’t afraid of spicy foods, try this popcorn from Love Bakes Good Cakes that incorporates the spice of Buffalo sauce and the cool flavor of Ranch dressing. This makes a fun treat for family movie night, too!


8. Chocolate Chip Yogurt With Fruit

Chocolate chip yogurt with fruit

An easy make-ahead snack in a jar, layer Greek yogurt (your best choice for the added protein), a sprinkle of chocolate chips and a scoop of fresh or frozen berries (thawed). This one from All She Cooks is easily customizable with crushed nuts, coconut or other fruits.