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Top Easy Snacks to Make that are Family-Friendly | Healthy Snacks

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Feeding your family and kids healthy meals and snacks can be a challenge, but it’s a great way of leading them towards a healthy future. With everyone being stuck at home, it’s the perfect time to be looking up new recipes for healthy snacks, and showing your family how healthy food can be delicious! Check out our list of high quality, healthy snacks, that aren’t just empty calories, that the whole family will love! Let us know which ones are your favorite!

Top Easy Snacks To Make

Apple Chips

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Soaking the apple slices in simple syrup overnight really makes a difference in the final result. Once baked, the chips will be shiny and crispier than usual. You can even reuse the syrup to sweeten tea or make another batch of apple chips.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Classic chocolate chippers are a staple after-school snack, but everyone has their preference: chewy or crispy. Alton Brown perfected this recipe for lovers of the chewy variety.

Chocolate-Dipped Granola Bars

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Ree sends her kids off for a day of horseback riding with these wholesome, grab-and-go treats. They’re perfect fuel for a day at school, too.

Citrus Fruit Salad

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This sweet and tangy citrus salad is so DELICIOUS and as tasty as it is beautiful. Kids love this for a healthy snack at any time of year!

Coconut Chips

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These easy, healthy baked chips are delicious as a frozen-yogurt topping or just on their own by the handful!

Cowboy Caviar

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Cowboy Caviar is not only a family favorite, but it’s also always a crowd favorite! Made with all fresh ingredients and served with tortilla chips.

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Want crispy cookies instead of chewy cookies? These are sure to be big winners with the crispy-cookie camp.

Crispy Kale Chips with Lemon

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Getting enough greens shouldn’t be a chore, and with these kale chips, it won’t be. The best way to eat this nutrient-rich veggie is baked with salt, chile flakes, and a squeeze of lemon.

Flavored Milk

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Change up your standard milk-and-cookies routine by flavoring low-fat milk with strawberries, peaches, or mixed berries!

Flour’s Famous Banana Bread

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A small amount of creme fraiche or sour cream goes a long way in this moist loaf perfected by Flour Bakery in Boston. Toss in some chopped, toasted walnuts for a hearty crunch!

Frozen Fruit Cups

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Ree Drummond’s frozen treats put an updated spin on the retro fruit cocktail that everyone in the family will love! It’s also great to make anytime of the year!

Grape Jelly Breakfast Tarts

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Toaster pastries aren’t just for breakfast; they make a perfect on-the-go snack. For a better-for-you treat, Food Network Kitchen created a homemade version. Fill with your favorite jelly.

Healthy Frozen Yogurt

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This homemade frozen yogurt is just another testament to the fact that making things at home can be easy, inexpensive, and healthier than anything you would find at the store! You can even use any type of frozen fruit.

Healthy Raisin Bread

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Everyone in the family will love this raisin bread. Not only is it one of my favorite bread recipes I’ve ever baked, but it’s also packed with fiber, protein, and whole grains!

Homemade Applesauce

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You will never buy store-bought applesauce again after you see how EASY it is to make applesauce yourself! It only takes a few minutes, it tastes so much better, and you’ll love being able to control how much added sugar goes in it.

Homemade Granola Bars

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Fair warning: Once you make Ina Garten’s homemade granola bars packed with oats, nuts, coconut, and dried fruit, the kids may never want the boxed ones again.

Hummus Edamame Veggie Wrap

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Hummus Edamame Veggie Wrap with spinach, avocado, carrot and cucumbers. A healthy wrap that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber!

Italian Ice Pops

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Fill your ice cube tray with raspberry-mint puree before bed, and by morning, you’ll have a sweet on-the-go treat at your fingertips!

Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies with Oats and Flax Seeds

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No artificial sweeteners here: These chewy, crunchy cookies rely on honey and golden raisins for a burst of natural sweetness. On top of oats, crunchy peanut butter, and flax seeds, shredded coconut helps create an extra-hearty bite!

The Pioneer Woman’s Nachos

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Ree’s classic nachos are always a crowd-pleasing snack. She keeps them simple with Monterey Jack cheese and jalapenos (easily omitted if your brood prefers them mild)!

Pizza on a Stick

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Pizza on the go is finally possible with this handy recipe from Food Network Magazine. Cut store-bought pizza dough into small triangles, then roll them up with classic toppings, like marinara sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, and black olives!

Popcorn with Herbs and Asiago Cheese

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Giada De Laurentiis dresses up everyday popcorn with garlic butter, herbes de Provence, and grated Asiago (you can also choose to dress your popcorn with other ingredients)!

Pumpkin Seed-Dried Cherry Trail Mix

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This wholesome medley of nuts and dried fruit gets an extra touch of sweetness from pure maple syrup. Use a darker grade, such as grade B, for rich molasses-like flavor!

Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats make the most convenient breakfast. Stress free mornings are the best! This delicious breakfast is packed with great nutrients and flavor!

Sweet and Saltines

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Trisha Yearwood’s five-ingredient treat is a classic that will please snackers of all ages. She drizzles saltines with butter, brown sugar, and chocolate for the ultimate sweet-salty bite!

Tomato Avocado Melt

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This tomato avocado melt is a quick and healthy snack for an on-the-go family! Get your fiber and protein with whole-grain bread and add some healthy unsaturated fat with a few slices of avocado!

Tomato Basil Mozzarella Toast

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Everyone always LOVES these delicious and simple toasts. Serve them as a side dish or appetizer. A crusty baguette toasted with fresh mozzarella and tomato and garnished with basil!

Yogurt and Granola Trifle

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Layered with vanilla yogurt, homemade granola and fresh berries, Melissa d’Arabian’s tasty trifle makes a satisfying snack, breakfast, or dessert!

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