- Popsicles – Freeze 100 % fruit juice to make popsicles.
- Clean Snax – A grab and go, nut based snack that’s gluten-free, loaded with fried fruit, and high in protein
- Peanut Butter & …Whatever – Serve fresh fruit with a dab of peanut butter.
- Fruit & Yogurt – Fresh fruit dipped in your kid’s favorite low-fat yogurt is always a win
- Smoothies – Kids won’t pass up tasty frozen fruit smoothies.
- Fruit Cups – Canned fruit or single-serve fruit cups.
- Pumpkin Pie Bites – That’s right… Bet you didn’t know that Pumpkin is a fruit?! Get my favorite NO Bake Pumpkin Pie Bites recipe HERE
- Dried Fruits – Pack up dried fruits such as raisins, blueberries, apricots and apple slices for great on-the-go snacks.
- Fun Fruit Salad – Serve fresh fruit that can be dipped in salad dressings such as poppy seed or balsamic vinegar.
- Tropical Fruit Chunks – Frozen fruit chunks such as dragon fruit, strawberry papaya, pineapple or watermelon are perfect when you’re in a rush. Plus, kids get excited when they get to try unique things!
Americans are becoming more health conscious when it comes to their kids’ snacks. According to survey results recently released by the market research firm NPD Group, and discussed in USA Today, the popularity of serving cookies as a children’s snack is on the decline.
Fruit is now the number one snack item parents give to children under the age of six, leading researchers to believe that parents are taking childhood nutrition more seriously.