Healthy Snack Alternatives: Snack Upgrades Your Kids Won’t Even Notice


Are your kids far more likely to reach for junk food instead of a healthy snack? Are you wanting to change this mentality and need some inspiration?

There are so many benefits to eating healthy. That’s why it’s important to find healthy snack alternatives that kids enjoy.

Listed down below is a quick guide to some of the best snacks that are sure to please even the pickiest eater!


Popcorn is one of the best snacks for kids. Not only is it fun to make, but it’s also easy to customize the flavors.

Add some pepper for a bit of spice. Sprinkle with cinnamon for a sweeter variety. Get the kids involved in the process and have them experiment with flavors.

It’s the perfect alternative to potato chips and other salty junk foods. If you want to learn about the differences between air-popped and microwave popcorn, make sure to read more here.

Vanilla Yogurt

Do your kids go crazy for ice cream? Yogurt is a good alternative because it has that creamy consistency but is still one of the best healthy snack upgrades.

Vanilla is the best ice cream substitute, but any kind of low-fat yogurt works well. Pair it up with some fruits and you’ll have a real winner!

Trail Mix

This classic snack offers many minerals, vitamins, and nutrients in a single handful. Store-bought trail mix isn’t always a healthy alternative. It often comes with extra additives and sugar to make it taste good.

It’s easy enough to make a trail mix taste delicious without that extra sugar.

Plus, it’s possible to get your kids involved in the process. They’ll be more interested in eating the trail mix if they’ve had a hand in its creation!


These under-rated snacks are easy to adjust and quick to make. It’s the perfect way to get a whole lot of nutrients in a small package.

Sometimes knowing how to get kids to eat healthily requires a few hidden greens. Toss in some spinach or kale into the mixture as you blend it up, and those extra vitamins disappear like magic. The kids won’t notice and you’ll rest assured knowing that they’re getting all the things they need in their diet.

Fruit Popsicles

Most popsicles have far too much sugar and don’t give the health benefits we want for our children. For a great substitute, try making your own fruit popsicles.

They’re not that difficult to make, and you’ll know everything that’s going into these low-sugar snacks. Blend up some of your child’s favorite fruits and throw the mixture into a mold along with a popsicle stick. There are plenty of fun shapes and sizes available as molds, but an ice cube tray works in a pinch. 

Kids enjoy every bite of these fruity frozen treats!

These Healthy Snack Alternatives Create Smiles Every Time

It’s not always easy to convince kids to enjoy eating healthier foods. With the help of these healthy snack alternatives, you’ll have plenty of delicious things to help persuade them.

If you never mention the word ‘healthy’, they won’t even notice a difference from their other favorite snacks!

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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1 year ago

Nice article, especially vanilla yogurt as ice cream substitute is good.