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Kids Snacks

Check out these healthy recipes for kids snacks, including popcorn, nachos, empanadas, chicken wings, fries, pretzels, trail mix, kabobs, elephant ears, pinwheels, flat bread, cheese puffs, fruit snacks, pizza pockets, apple dip and more.

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Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

Among my memories of a reunion held on my farm are these savory meatballs a family member made. That's where I got this recipe that I now make for potlucks and get-togethers. It's so handy to transport and keep warm in a slow cooker, and it makes a great appetizer, too.

Cheesy Quesadillas

Cheesy Quesadillas

Cheesy Quesadillas

We serve these quesadillas as chili dippers or load them up with salsa and sour cream for a super starter. —Terri Keeney, Greeley, Colorado

Yogurt Dill Dip

Yogurt Dill Dip

Yogurt Dill Dip

Every person who tries this dip wants to know what makes it taste special. The secret is the blend of yogurt, sour cream and mayo. —Krisann Durnford, Muskego, Wisconsin
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Peanut Butter Dip

Peanut Butter Dip

Peanut Butter Dip

Both the children and adults really enjoy this dip, which includes mini chocolate chips. It is so easy to whip up.—Kristen Proulx, Canton, New York

Peanut Butter Granola Pinwheels

Peanut Butter Granola Pinwheels

Peanut Butter Granola Pinwheels

I came across this easy and tasty snack while searching online for healthy munchies for kids. Great for after school, it's really quick to make and filling enough to hold the kids until dinner. To satisfy heftier appetites or to serve as a power lunch, cut each tortilla into fewer pieces or provide one per child. The recipe is easy to increase as needed. —Mary Haluch, Ludlow, Massachusetts

Ranch Pizza Pinwheels

Ranch Pizza Pinwheels

Ranch Pizza Pinwheels

I developed this appetizer to mimic a dish at one of my favorite restaurants. I often need to double the recipe because one batch disappears quickly!

Scooter Snacks

Scooter Snacks

Scooter Snacks

Feel like building a little fun into after-school routines? Let the kids help you construct these nutritious scooter snacks to rev up their homework efforts or tide them over 'til suppertime! —Didi Desjardins, Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Sloppy Joe Nachos

Sloppy Joe Nachos

Sloppy Joe Nachos

When my kids were little they loved these snacks they could eat with their fingers. It makes a great quick meal, tailgate food or "pig out" dish. —Janet Rhoden, Hortonville, Wisconsin

Kid-Size Pizzas

Kid-Size Pizzas

Kid-Size Pizzas

The ingredients for this recipe can always be found in my kitchen for last-minute meals or snacks. Our two young boys like to personalize their own pizzas with different toppings.—Rachel DeVault, Grove City, Ohio

Cauldron Cheese Ball

Cauldron Cheese Ball

Cauldron Cheese Ball

Red and yellow pepper strips make the perfect “fire” for this easily constructed cauldron. Be sure to take a picture before the whole thing gets gobbled up!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Fruit Kabobs with Dip

Fruit Kabobs with Dip

Fruit Kabobs with Dip

The creamy dipping sauce in this recipe is so easy to make. Its pleasant banana flavor, sweetened with honey, complement fresh fruit.—LaChelle Olivet, Pace, Florida
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