20 Fun and Simple Snack Ideas

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Here is a selection of ideas for 20 fun and simple snacks!

For Lunch boxes 

Homemade Cheerio – Cranberry – Chocolate Bars from Busy Kids = Happy Mom – These look yummy, a great treat for a lunchbox snack.

This Sneaky Sweet Potato Smoothie from All Done Monkey sounds delicious.

Homemade Goldfish Crackers from Boy Mama Teacher Mama are a great idea, especially as we don’t get goldfish crackers in the UK!

Healthy Chocolate Muffins and Mini Cheese Crackers from Mummy Musings and Mayhem – The muffins in particular look amazing!

Edible Fun: Bento from Mama Miss for simply lovely snacks, and make sure you click all her animal snack ideas too because they are just wonderful!

Homemade Granola Bars from Sun Scholars are ideal for lunch boxes and look yummy!!!

These fab new cheddar cheese Sticks and Patz from Mu (follow them on facebook) are fantastic snacks on the go. The cheese is tasty mature cheddar that is just conveniently cut and wrapped into sticks which are yummy as snacks on their own, or circular slices with are great for quick sandwich making and for making faces (think raisins, chopped apple, ham, etc!!) Mu kindly sent us some samples and Jake and Poppy both loved them, I did too, and Im a bit of a cheese snob!

At Home

Try some fruit faces with Taming the Goblin’s Foody Fun

Always a winner – Tried & True: Ants on a Log from PlayDrMom

Sandwich in a Cup from My Buddies & I; seriously love this idea; when you’re at the end of a shopping week and have very little in the house and you offer your kid a sandwich and they look so disappointed… this is the perfect way to brighten their faces!! 🙂

Fruit & Coconut Balls from Mama Musings and Mayhem – these look delightful, a great snack for boosting energy in that afternoon lull…

Here are a multitude of amazing ideas from Learn with Play at Home

3 Ingredient No Bake Cookies from The Good Long Road look entirely delicious!

Fruity Banana Bites from B.Inspired, Mama! – a great way to use cereal in a different way. Lots of other recipes and ideas on this blog too!

Breakfast Cookies from Loving My Nest look tasty and healthy, a good alternative to cereal in the morning or for a mid morning snack.

For Playdates

Get creative and make this Fruit Necklace from The Artful Parent!

This is a wonderful idea: decorate your own Cereal Gingerbread Man from JDaniel4’s Mom

Perfect for a toddler playdate with endless possibilities: Montessori-Inspired Food Art from Living Montessori Now

Make a Train with The Pleasantest Thing

Explore taste buds with Apples Are Not Just Red from Little Moments

And here are some simple snacks from my ‘other’ blog, Creative PlayhouseAutumn Fruit Bowl Edible Owl and Banana Bites

Our very own foody guru Lorraine says,
Threading cheerio necklaces is a fun game on a rainy day, let the little lovelies sit and make necklaces before eating them!! Instead of just giving a child a boring bowl of Cheerios with milk for breakfast, save the Cheerios for snack time after school and pop them in a little bowl mixed up with raisins, sunflower seeds or any other dried fruit and seeds they like and serve alongside chopped fruit or grapes or berries. This works for breakfast too if you have time for a finger food buffet…” and,

Raw veg and fruit (don’t overdo fruit, we need to train our taste buds to enjoy less sweet flavours too) with some nuts (older kids) or carbs – homemade flapjacks, perhaps, or have some dairy – yogurt plus berries or cheese and apple. You can eat virtually every vegetable raw except white potatoes. Courgettes [zucchinis] are really nice in tagliatelle strips (use a veggie peeler) as are carrots and sweet potato – it makes a cool pile of ‘raw spaghetti’ – great for little hands”

Check out more of Lorraine’s great ideas on her facebook page and see her posts here on Mummyology every monday!
Hope you enjoy all these ideas from the fantastic blogs Ive shared. Happy snacking! 🙂

Post Author: Kat

Katherine has a background in special education, early years childcare, and has a BA and MA in the creative and performing arts. She blogs at Creative Playhouse about her children’s activities and interests, including offering an Ecourse on Connecting Family through Creative Play, she also runs parent communities, is a designer and a work at home mum to Jake (3.5) and Poppy (15 months).

5 thoughts on “20 Fun and Simple Snack Ideas


    (September 21, 2012 - 9:52 pm)

    Thanks for featuring my Breakfast Cookies! This list looks great! I can’t wait to try some of these out!


    (September 22, 2012 - 1:30 am)

    Thanks so much for featuring our muffins and fruit balls…love all the other ideas and links too so shall have fun exploring such a comprehensive list!!

    Boy Mama Teacher Mama

    (September 22, 2012 - 10:52 am)

    Thanks for sharing our goldfish crackers!!

    Jennifer Fischer

    (September 22, 2012 - 7:26 pm)

    What a great list – thank you for sharing my 3 ingredient cookies.

    Deborah Alter-Rasche

    (September 23, 2012 - 12:07 am)

    Thanks for including us… better late than never hey? LOL. Pinning this to my kids food board. Always so handy to have quick resources for good ideas! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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