Healthy Homemade Snacks

by | May 20, 2023 | Recipes

Last Updated Jun 8, 2023
Healthy Snacking

Encourage healthy snacking with some of these simple healthy homemade snacks for kids and families!

The Snacky Family

Ok, confession time…

My family and I are a bunch of snackers.

With that said, we do try to lean on healthier options for our snacking needs when possible.

However, eating the same thing over and over again can get slightly boring.

Salty & Sweet Healthy Homemade Snacks

While prepackaged dry goods are easy for our portable snack station, sometimes making our own homemade snacks can be a fun option as well!

If you are looking to mix up the snacks you keep on hand for your kiddos or simply need something new to munch on in your downtime, these fun ideas can help!

Check out some of these awesome-looking homemade healthy snacks perfect for the whole family!

 

Healthy Homemade Salty Snacks

Not going to lie, you guys, I totally have a weakness for salty snacks in the evening hours.

My number one go-to probably being popcorn.

If you love everything from chips and crackers to trail mix and popcorn, you won’t want to miss these healthy salty snacks you can easily make at home and eat on the go!

Chips

While I tend to be more of a cracker and popcorn girl, some of these chip options look heavenly, you guys!

Healthy Kale Chips Recipes

Believe it or not, kale is actually one of my favorite leafy greens! From using it as a lettuce replacement on my burgers to tossing it in some homemade soup, I absolutely love this stuff!

If you are a kale lover, or simply want to try and get your kiddos to eat their leafy greens, consider trying one of these awesome kale chip recipes!

Healthy Homemade Vegetable Chips

Are you a chip lover, but not a kale fan? Try one of these veggie-chip alternatives!

Homemade Chip Recipes

Looking for a more traditional chip recipe? Try one of these simple options!

Crackers

From eating them plain to topping them with all sorts of goodness. Crackers seriously are the ultimate snack food.

If you have a deep love for crackers but want to cut the yucky ingredients and try making them at home, these recipes are for you!

Healthy Homemade Cracker Recipes

From gluten-free to vegan, you are sure to find a cracker recipe perfect for any diet.

Homemade Fish Crackers

Putting together homemade snack options for your kiddos? Try one of these adorable fish cracker recipes!

Chickpeas

If you haven’t stepped into the world of snacking on chickpeas, you are certainly missing out! These babies are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and much-needed fiber.

Check out some of these simple chickpea recipes!

Healthy Homemade Chickpea Snacks

Try them roasted, sauteed, or air-fried — whatever way you choose, they are sure to pack a flavorful punch!

Trail Mix

YES! Trail mix is such a great snack to lean on for your snack station for some simple at-home snacking or for on-the-go munching while hiking with the kiddos, taking a family road trip, or simply spending the day adventuring.

Homemade Trail Mix

Try one of these easy trail mixes for all your snacking needs.

Popcorn

Here it is you guys, my favorite snack of all! Popcorn.

While I tend to lean on the traditional side of things when it comes to this tasty snack — white kernels, lots of butter, and a sprinkle of salt.

These simple recipes look like a great way to mix it up and I can’t wait to try all three of them this summer!

Easy Popcorn Recipes

Whether you’re after a cheesy popcorn flavor or something totally different, consider trying one of these popcorn recipes to take your popcorn experience up a notch (or 2).

Other Salty Homemade Snacks

If salty snacks are your ultimate go-to, I’ve got you covered with a few more tasty options!

Easy Healthy Snacks for Kids

From the easiest pretzel revamp ever, to a slower cooker Chex mix that will keep your kiddos asking for more.

Check out these easy salty snack ideas perfect for the munchies!

Sweet Homemade Healthy Snacks

If salty snacks aren’t your thing, I’ve got you.

I too love a good sweet treat every now and again and these certainly won’t disappoint!

Fruit Snacks

While I always suggest leaning on fresh fruit for snacking when possible, these simple fruit snack recipes are perfect for taking on the go and giving us that sweet treat fix we all crave from time to time!

Plus, they are a healthier alternative to anything you find on grocery store shelves these days.

Homemade Fruit Leather Snacks

Give your kiddos something extra special to tuck into their school lunch box, enjoy as an afternoon snack, or take on all their summer adventures with these healthy fruit snack recipes for kids!

Dried Fruit

Not going to lie, I’m super excited to try some of these!

Drying fruit has actually become a goal of ours this summer as my middle kiddo is obsessed with dried mango and wants to learn how to make his own at home.

Needless to say, I’m pretty thrilled to lean on these fun options before trying mango in the coming months.

Healthy Dried Fruit Recipes

If you have a dried fruit lover in your home, they are going to love these delicious options!

Candied Fruit & Fruit Jerky

If pineapple and peaches aren’t your thing, try dehydrating summer’s favorite melon instead.

Or lean on one of these other sweet options!

Fruit Chips

Want a crispier dried fruit option?

Try some of these healthy fruit chips!

Dried Apple Chips & Banana Chips

If you like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas, this one is for you!

Fruit Gummies

If you have a kiddo that loves fruit snacks, they likely love gummy candied treats as well.

Trade the traditional store-bought options filled with extra ingredients you can’t read, with these simplistic and healthy fruit gummies for kids!

Healthy Gummy Snack Recipes

Simple DIY fruit gummies for the kiddos that don’t lack in flavor or in style.

Candied Nuts & Popcorn

While fruit is one of my favorite sweet treats, so are candied nuts.

These are so, so good, you guys!

Sweet Candied Nuts & Carmel Popcorn Recipes

Check out these sweet nutty options perfect for an after-dinner treat!

*NOTE: While almonds are super great for you in general, this particular recipe is NOT low in sugar. I only chose to include it to give more sweet nutty options and feel that some of the sugar content can likely be replaced with alternative sweeteners to make it a healthier option!

With that said, it looks tasty and could still make a great sweet treat — in moderation of course.

Other Sweet Healthy Homemade Snacks

If satisfying your sweet tooth is what you’re after and you want to skip the guilt of prepackaged goods filled with additives & chemicals, these might just be the ticket!

Sweet Homemade Healthy Treats

Check out some of these healthy alternatives to prepackaged sweet treats!

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

Another summer goal of mine is to create homemade healthy snack bars for my youngest.

This sweet girl could live on granola bars and I’m always trying to sneak more healthy options into her diet.

So, if you have a snack bar-loving kiddo, this one is for you (as much as it’s for me).

SO many awesome options here, you guys!!

Healthy Homemade Snack Bars

From vegan bars and no-bake simplistic bars to energy-boosting treats — I’ve got you covered in the healthy snack bar department!

Easy Snack Bar Recipes

Need a fruitier snack bar option?

These healthy recipes have everything from apricots to blueberries, check them out!

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

If not of the above snack bars struck your fancy, consider giving one of these delicious options a try instead!

Healthy Homemade Protein Bars

While many of the other snack bars I’ve shared so far have their own natural sources of protein, these healthy homemade bars are even more protein packed!

Each one of these recipes includes the use of protein powder.

Healthy Protein Bar Recipes

Whether it’s for after a long day at school, after an intense workout, or used as a meal replacement, these homemade protein bars are perfect for all ages!

Healthy Homemade Energy Balls

If full snack bars aren’t your thing, creating miniature snack bites and energy balls can be a more simplistic option!

Not going to lie, I had a hard time narrowing this list down, you guys!

So many wonderful & unique healthy snack ball options.

Yummy Snack Ball Recipes

Lean on the side of simplicity with these straightforward energy ball recipes!

Bliss Snack Balls

Just in case you want to take your snack game up a notch.

Try one of these tasty bliss ball recipes!

Healthy Bliss Balls Recipes

From the ever-so-important chocolate to an awesome treat with a turmeric twist, these bliss ball recipes are both healthy and delicious!

Chocolate Snack Balls

This right here is the real deal, you guys!

Chocolate is not only tasty, but dark chocolate actually has some incredible health benefits.

Check out these mouth-watering chocolate options!

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Snack Balls

From mint chocolate to chocolate peanut butter, I’ve got you covered for all your chocolate needs!

Peanut Butter Snack Balls

If there is one thing I love as much as I love chocolate, it’s peanut butter — and these peanut buttery snack bites look so good, you guys!

Simple Peanut Butter Snack Balls

Savor a little peanut buttery goodness with these peanut butter snack ideas! Yum!

Need a peanut butter alternative? Try one of these sweet options.

Other Healthy Homemade Snack Bites

If you are on the lookout for something a little less traditional, these sweet snack ball recipes will be right up your alley!

From caramel and coconut to fruit and veggies.

So many tasty options, you guys!

Healthy Coconut Energy Bites

Make a delicious sweet treat for your next adventure or party with one of these caramel or coconutty options!

Healthy Energy Bites Snack Recipes

Want something to satisfy your fruit & nut needs? Try one of these tasty snack bite recipes!

Unique Homemade Snacks

Last, but certainly not least, these are some of the most unique snack options of all!

Healthy Homemade Protein Snack Balls

While leaning on snack bites to get your sweet tooth fix is great and all, sometimes it’s good to add a little extra protein in as well!

All of these snack bites & energy balls include added protein powder.

High Protein Snack Balls

From a fantastic option made with pumpkin to the summery goodness of pineapple! These protein balls are perfect for every season.

Other Healthy Homemade Protein Snacks

Looking for another snacky way to provide a little extra protein in your diet?

Check out these awesome jerky recipes!

Homemade Jerky

Perfect for hitting the trails or hitting the gym, these jerky recipes provide an added protein punch to any activity!

*NOTE: While mushroom jerky isn’t necessarily a protein-power snack, it is a very healthy alternative to store-bought foods and I definitely wanted to add it to this mega list of healthy homemade snacks! With that said, I thought this was the best place to share this hidden treasure.

Check it out below!

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Healthy Homemade Snacks

Meet the Author

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Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the recipe portion of the blog! 

Cooking & creating new flavors in the kitchen is one of my favorite things to do when I’m not teaching, writing, or adventuring.

I’m so excited to share some of my favorite dishes with you!

If you enjoyed this recipe or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

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Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the recipe portion of the blog! 

Cooking & creating new flavors in the kitchen is one of my favorite things to do when I’m not teaching, writing, or adventuring.

I’m so excited to share some of my favorite dishes with you!

If you enjoyed this recipe or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

You can find all of our social accounts below!

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Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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