Quick & Easy Snack Ideas For Toddlers, Kids & Crazy Adults Like Myself
If you’re looking for super easy and fun snack or breakfast ideas, these unique recipes are perfect for toddlers, kids, teenagers and picky eaters of all ages.
You know, even though kids are super annoying, they’re also kinda cute. I’m pretty sure I secretly live through my children sometimes, making excuses to create fun snacks and act like a child. I’m not sure why nobody takes me seriously, but I do love playing with my food. And, if you’re creative enough, kids will eat just about anything when you make it fun and exciting, even healthy food!
Here is a list of some of my favorite quick snacks and simple recipes to make. Most of them are made with just a few cheap and basic ingredients that you probably already have at home.
1. Silly Animal Toast
The cutest breakfast and snack you’ll ever make! Toddlers and kids love this super fun and creative food idea; in fact, they can even assemble the animal faces themselves with a little help. This creative idea just requires a spread like peanut butter, almond butter, Nutella, or cream cheese. Then you simply top it with fruit and raisins to make fun and creative animal faces. This adorable animal toast is also healthy and cheap to make with simple ingredients!
I don’t care if you have kids or not, everyone should eat cute animal faces on toast. Who doesn’t want to eat a teddy bear or monkey for breakfast? I do! With a mimosa because I’m an adult.
Ham, cheese, and olives also make for adorable little faces on buttered toast to resemble
eating your pet your favorite little furry friend. The idea here is to get creative with whatever ingredients you happen to have on hand.
Try these funny face ideas on avocado toast, pancakes, oatmeal, rice cakes, and more! 🙂
2. Apple Slice Cookies
The healthiest cookie on the planet! Simply top apple slices with peanut butter and then sprinkle with the toppings of your choice. Just call them “cookies” and your kids will happily devour them. Check out all tips and topping ideas over at Kids Kubby.
3. No-Bake Energy Bites
These Energy Bites are an amazing snack idea for on-the-go, especially if your kids play sports. They are healthy, yet packed full of easy to digest ingredients that will crush hunger and keep their energy up. Check out the recipe over at Kids Kubby!
4. Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars
These no-bake Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars are absolutely delicious and made with simple ingredients! Cheerios, peanut butter, and honey. That’s it, folks.They’re perfect as a last-minute breakfast or after school snack.
5. Broccoli Cheese Cups
Kids, teens and adults love these healthy and delicious Broccoli Cheese Cups. They are super quick, easy and fun to make with simple ingredients: broccoli, cheddar cheese, Ritz crackers, an egg and seasoning to taste. Get the full recipe and instructions over at The Lazy Dish.
6. Chunky Monkey Banana Bites
A treat you can feel good about. 🙂 These frozen chocolate peanut butter banana bites are made with just a handful of ingredients that taste like dessert. The perfect healthy summer time snack! Check out the full instructions here.
7. Banana Oat Muffins
Just 3 ingredients! This clean eating snack is one of my best reviewed recipes, and your kids would never guess that they are actually healthy. They are great for both breakfast and snacking throughout the day. You can find the full recipe & instructions over at my other blog: The Lazy Dish
8. Frozen Yogurt Bites
Frozen yogurt bites are a healthy and delicious snack that can be made in just a few minutes using only yogurt. You can also add some fun toppings like fresh fruit, mini chocolate chips, or colorful sprinkles. Check out the full instructions over at Kids Kubby!
9. Frozen Applesauce Bites
Turn applesauce into finger food! I love this idea for the summer months, especially for younger children. It’s a healthy alternative to popsicles and ice cream. Get all the details over at The Lazy Dish.
10. Mini Corn Dog Muffins
Instead of buying the frozen fried corn dogs, try making a healthier version in a mini muffin pan. These make for fun and filling after school snacks as well as last minute dinners on busy weeknights.The best finger food for sleepovers or anytime your kids have friends over! Check out the full recipe and instructions over at Kids Kubby.
11. Fluffy Fruit Dip
Fruit is a sweet and healthy treat amongst kids, but just wait until you serve it with this creamy fruit dip! You’ll be the coolest mom on the block, and it’s super easy to make with just 3 ingredients.
12. Cookie Cutter Snacks
This one may seem obvious, especially if you like playing around with food like me, but I’ve found that using cookie cutters to make fun shapes in everyday food works like a charm to get your kids excited about eating. Trust me, they’ll even dig in to healthy snacks like cucumber slices when they are shaped like a star.