Vegan Snacks for Kids - Healthy Snack Recipes for Kids

What are some vegan snacks for kids? Easy healthy kids snacks?

We don't only need vegan dinner ideas for kids and nutritious plant based diet lunch recipes - but also ideas and even recipes for yummy snacks, right?

Vegan Snacks for Kids Chia Blueberry

Fruit is a great snack, fruit roll-ups too and most protein bars are vegan, there are for example vegan peanutbutter bars with pea preotein powder and dates in them, free of added sugar. A snack can be pretty simple and often times don't need a recipe. Healthy food is simple. Dried fruit, plamtain chips and nuts are also always good.

You can easily make your own fun snacks though and that is why I have some recipes for vegan snacks for kids here on this page. 

One thing is for sure, healthy snack recipes for kids don't contain white sugar.

All meals, treats and snacks on this website are free of added sugar!

For small children, pears are easier to chew than apples. But both are very nutritious.

You could make your own apple sauce if your baby doesn't have many teeth yet, by blending a few peeled fresh apples.

Apple and passion fruit snackPassion fruit and apple pieces with peanut butter - so good

Passion fruit is also one of those fruits that has so much good in it and worth mentioning when talking about healthy kids snacks. 

They contain so many vitamins - B vitamins and iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium plus some calcium!

Not for the very young because the seeds should be chewed properly. But a passion fruit smoothie is always a possibility, mixed with bananas for example and then anyone of any age can have it.

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As you can see, healthy kids snacks are easy to put together! You can easily have amazing snacks for your kids all day!

You also don't always have to make the snacks from scratch. You can find healthy options in for example Whole Foods or other stores that carry organic brands. Crackers and all kids and for example grapes. Just make sure to cut them the right way (horisontally) if you are feeding grapes to very young kids, so they don't choke on them.

There is one pie that I make for my son about twice a week. It is healthy and really yummy. You can make it with berries or apples. 

The measurements in the recipe are not so exact because I made it up myself and it is just a little different every time, but if you follow it you will get an amazing pie - tasty and healthy!

So here is my signature berry pie recipe, it's is easy to make and it's of course plant-based and even gluten-free.


VEGAN APPLE PIE / BERRY PIE

The measurements are not so exact, just try it out yourself and see.


Ingredients:

About 7 table spoons of Coconut oil or vegan butter

About 1 cup oats (can be quick oats or regular)

Some water

2 table spoons chia seeds

4 table spoons coconut sugar or maple syrup or agave

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Half a teaspoon baking soda (not baking powder)

5 sliced apples or 2 boxes fresh berries or one large bag frozen berries, enough to cover the oat dough you will place at the bottom of your pie pan


How to:

Heat up your oven. I often put it to 175 degrees celcius/ 350 F.

Melt the coconut oil (or plant-based "butter" for baking, if you prefer) in a large pot, use about 1 tablespoon of it for the pie dish you will bake the pie in.

The rest you can leave in the pot and add the oats, sugar or syrup, the cinnamon and the baking soda. Mix well. Put the chia seeds in a cup and add about half a cup of water. Stir for about 30 seconds. Add this to the oat mix. Add more water if too thick, if too watery, add more oats.

Put the dough into a the pie dish. Press it down.

Sometimes I now place it in the oven for 10 minutes and only then I put the berries on top. But when I'm busy I just add the berries right away.

Add the apple slices or berries. Sprinkle a little more coconut sugar or pour just a teaspoon of agave or maple syrup on top of the apples/berries.

Keep the pie in the oven for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!

It's also good cold or room temperature. We often eat half of it and I just leave the rest in the oven and my son has it the next day. Of course dony do that if you live in a hot climate or humid climate and if your home even is humid indoors, put the rest of the pie in the fridge. 

How about some cookies?

The other day I posted somewhere that I'm making healthy cookies and I got a lot of messages asking me for the recipe. 

One friend said she would love to be my neighbor today since I'm baking.

Yeah well, where I live at the moment we don't really go and offer cookies to our neighbors, especially if you live in 6 story apartment building full of flats on each floor.

I don't even think I know who lives next door, but if things would be different and I would live in a smaller town I sure would go and offer some freshly baked cookies to my neighbors once in a while.

I would even ask them to come and bake with me! I think that could be a lot of fun.

Here you find the recipes.

Some other ideas of vegan snacks for kids would be...

- vegetables and hummus

- buckwheat crackers with organic peanut butter and honey

- avocado and sweet potato slices

- fruit salad

- banana or apple pieces with any nut butter or tahini

The last one is another great snack for toddlers by the way, but also for kids of all ages and even mommies or daddies too.

I also love these chia seed and blueberry bites that I make sometimes.

I made them for Benji today, actually I made them for both of us, but before I got the chance to have any they were already gone! Lol

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Nutritious And Yummy Pudding:

(click to see the recipe)

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More Vegan Snacks for Kids

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I love plant based diet snacks because only your imagination is your limit when coming up with new ones. Check these out: 

Carrot Sticks with a Twist

Carrot soaked in lemon or lime juice and a little pink Himalayan salt or sea salt.

All you do is place the carrot sticks in a glass that is half full of lemon or lime juice and a little salt. Leave them in the glass for a few hours and that's it!

They taste so good.

My brother who has traveled a lot says that you find this healthy snack in all restaurants in the Middle East, as a starter.

There were these organic whole wheat cookies that I often bought for my son when he was a toddler.

I thought they were healthy just because all the ingredient in them were organic, and the picture on the box was a beautiful farm, so that could have been another reason why I bought them so often. But it never occurred to me to check the nutrition label to see how much sugar they contained.

Now, several years later, I can't help but wonder how much sugar I was feeding him. That is why it is good to make your own. Baking isnt that hard with a good recipe.

A filling healthy snack for kids over 3 would be a mix of for example cashews, peanuts, Brazil nuts, dried papaya and apricots. Mmm...

My son likes a combination of dried cranberries and cashews.

Mom and Son

Here is another great Trail Mix:

  • Raisins
  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Dried Cantaloupe

Take a handful of each and put them in a bowl, container or paper bag. Also easy to take with you somewhere. 

There are some stores where you can buy loose dried fruit, nuts and seeds for a little cheaper than in the regular stores.

They will usually have organic ones too. Hope you can find one close to you!

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