5 Healthy Snack Time Favorites

With kids, I think it’s a given: there will be snacking. As much as I–as an adult–would love to be a breakfast, lunch and dinner type of gal, it’s just not really plausible when you’re on the go, working and/or constantly feeding little ones throughout the day.

The positive thing is that snacking is good fuel and it doesn’t have to mean eating unhealthy. Personally, when I think of snack, I think of the want to indulge in something like chips or sweets, but fortunately, there are ways to still feel like you’re indulging in a snack and be fueling your body in a healthy way at the same time.

Here are just a few “indulgent,” delicious and healthy snacks that I prefer for myself and little ones.

Terra Chips A much healthier version of chips made from slices of vegetables–sweet potato, parsnip, etc–and probably my favorite snack, even “chips,” hands down.

Ruby Rocket’s Veggie & Fruit Pops No added sugar is what, to me, makes this snack the absolute best. It’s all veggies and fruits. There are three kinds that I absolutely LOVE: Galaxy Green, Rock-it Red and Gravity Grape. A cool, refreshing treat on a hot day.

Ruby Rockets

Delicious and healthy Ruby Rocket’s pops. Photo Courtesy of Ruby Rocket’s!

Rice crackersOrganic Valley Raw Milk Cheese  Rice crackers and cheese are my favorite go-to for a bedtime snack if I just ate too early or stayed up too late and can’t shake the ‘need a snack’ thought as I’m tossing and turning. Protein is proven to be a helpful aid to sleep and raw milk cheese is that protein for me before bed if I need something to snack on.

Dark chocolate super bites These are just heavenly goodness. Anytime I’m craving sweets or chocolate in general, I feel more than comfortable whipping these up and enjoying. These super bites often double as dessert, as well. and are probably one of my kids’ absolute favorite.


Photo courtesy of The View from Great Island

Edit: I had to add a fifth favorite that had completely slipped my mind until so many commented and mentioned it!

Hummus or Guacamole Amazing and healthy. I try to do these dips with veggies like carrots, celery and cucumbers, primarily, but hummus is also SO good with naan and guacamole with homemade tortilla chips.

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17 thoughts on “5 Healthy Snack Time Favorites

  1. I love Terra Chips! I don’t get them too often because I have a tendency to eat the whole bag in one sitting…my favorite are the mixed root veggie ones. So good! Dark chocolate is high on my list of healthy snack options. I like 85-90% cacao. Most people don’t think it is sweet enough but I like how satisfying just a little piece is.

  2. Anything chocolate sounds good. Does your dark chocolate solve a sweet tooth craving? I try to be good and eat some fruit when I’m craving sweets. But if I have chocolate in the house, I eat it all!

  3. Terra chips are my favorite! I’ve never heard of the fruit and veggie pops-sounds like a good idea though! Hummus is a staple in our house. And now I really want to try those chocolate things-they look delicious!

    1. The fruit/veggie pops are wonderful + healthy + the kids think they’re like dessert, so it’s a win all around. Guac is probably our biggest staple because we use it for both snacks and meal sides! Def try the dark choc bites—they’re SO good.

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