January 22, 2017

10 healthy, easy snacks that are kid approved!

I was recently diagnosed as prediabetic and have been desperately trying to lower my carb intake. I say “desperately” because I love carbs. Bread, pasta, crackers, pretzels, potatoes in any form… Oh the magical, magical carb. Trying to reduce my carb grams from what was probably over 200 a day to less than 100 a day has proven tough. I needed some healthy, easy snacks that were low carb AND kid-friendly. I don’t want to start making snacks that only I will eat- it’s not frugal or efficient, and therefore NOT Faking Fancy.

Below are 10 of  my favorite healthy, easy snacks (kid tested!)

healthy, easy snacks

Paleo Corndog Muffins: These are delicious and easy to make! There is a big dispute in our house about how only weirdos use ketchup on their hot dogs and corn dogs.  Actually, it’s just me that insists on using only mustard. Everyone else in our house is in a taste-bud coma a weirdo. Do you eat your dogs with ketchup or mustard (or both)? Comment below!

Cinnamon Apple Chips with Peanut Butter Yogurt Sauce: I got a mandolin for Christmas and it changed my world in the kitchen. I’ve been slicing everything I can get my hands on. Sweet potatoes, zucchini…you name it. These apple chips are like candy, but much better for you – especially with the protein from the peanut butter sauce.

Low Carb Mozzarella Sticks: When I found this recipe I heard angels singing. They were singing, “healthyyyyy snack, healthy snack, made of cheese, cheese, cheese..” It was weird, but not unusual for me. Because I love cheese. (And I might have been holding a dirty martini while perusing Pinterest…don’t judge.)

Baked “Fried” Cauliflower Tater Tots: No wonder Napoleon didn’t share his tots, they are freaking delicious. These baked cauliflower tots take the “sin” out of this sinfully delicious snack. Chopping cauliflower is messy, but I heard Trader Joe’s had pre-chopped cauliflower so I need to check that out!

Flourless Peanut Butter Bread: I love to have warm cookies or bread on cold winter afternoons. This recipe totally is comfort food at it’s healthiest. Spread a little sugar free jelly on it for a truly rich and satisfying PB&J fix!

Crispy Jalapeno Cheese Crackers: I LOVE crackers, with Crunch Master Gluten Free crackers being my favorite. These jalapeno cheese crackers combine my love for spicy & crunchy into a super yummy treat! They only take two ingredients and are extremely quick to make.

Crispy Baked Avocado Slices with Chipotle Dipping Sauce: To be honest, this is only approved by 2 of my 3 kids, one of them can’t stand avocados. But that same kid read a street sign the other day and thought “Dr.” meant doctor, so his opinion on anything snacks doesn’t count.  If you like avocados this snack might be your favorite, the crispiness mixed with the creaminess makes them soo decadent!

Low Carb Pudding Mousse: The recipe linked here uses whipping cream and Jello pudding, but I like to use Sugar Free Cool Whip and pudding mix. It’s lower carb but not as fattening. The options are endless...chocolate mousse and lemon mousse are the two I make myself the kids the most.

Cream Cheese Clouds: These are like little frozen cheesecake bites. Like the mousse recipe above, you can make a huge variety of flavors of these with just a few simple additions. I like to add some cocoa powder and peppermint extract for a cool and fluffy Mint Chocolate chip treat!

Crispy Cinnamon Twists: This recipe uses almond flour and coconut flour to make a light & flaky, low carb treat. They are a little more labor intensive than the other recipes, but they can still be hot and ready in less than thirty minutes. They taste like a Toaster Strudel and cinnamon sugar tortilla chips had a baby. A very, very delicious baby.

I hope you and your kids enjoy these healthy, easy snacks as much as my family does!

xoxo,

Missy

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. I am always looking for new healthy snacks to change things up. These all sound so good and easy.

  2. In the Philippines, we eat our hotdogs with banana ketchup! Sorry not sorry. Hahaha. I liked the phrase “taste bud coma.” 🤣 All of these food sound very delicious! I should try them. 🙂

  3. LOVE this! We don’t have kids yet, but my husband snacks like a child more than I care to admit. Definitely giving some of these a shot!
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  4. Oh I feel the pain. I love carbs too! I’m glad you found some healthy snacks to low the carbs. Keep on keeping on!

  5. My daughter would love the Cinnamon Apple Chips with Peanut Butter Yogurt Sauce! We need to try those ASAP!

  6. Oh wow so many good ideas here; Thanks for sharing x

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  7. I would love to try some of these recipes 🙂 they all sound good 🙂

  8. Very useful tips.

  9. Hahaha I love the line about Napoleon not sharing his tots 😂 Seriously though these all look great, even if I’m not specifically looking for low carb foods. I have a date with that pudding mousse …

  10. I’m sure all these healthy snacks would be delicious to me, but the trick is tricking my stepson into thinking they’re actual carbs. I’ll be giving some of these a try this week!

  11. Ooo all of these snacks sound so yummy! And I love ketchup and mustard, though in Australia we call it tomato sauce 🙂

  12. Most kids love cheese a lot and I prefer it too. Same with peanut butter and cinnamon too. I go for the all time favorite mozzarella sticks and glad you have some of the gluten free and healthy snack and that was really awesome.

  13. All of these snacks sound so yummy and I will definitely bookmark this to try some later! That picture is absolutely adorable!

  14. Ahh, the low carb pudding mousse sounds to die for! It is wonderful to hear that you found deliicous snacks to munch on despite of having to lower your carb intake!

  15. I love how all of these snacks seem healthy and also tasty. I for one am always a big fan of avocado!

  16. Style & Life by Susana says:

    I don’t have children unfortunately but these are even great for adults!! I’m loving quite a few of them, hello food going into my tummy! Great post x

  17. I’m always trying to find healthy snacks for my niece so thank you for this list. xx

  18. I love carbs too! But I’m also open to healthier options. Loving this nice list of recipes for me try 🙂

  19. I’m guilty too! I love carbs. I’d love to try that mozzarella sticks recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  20. This avocado slices sound amazing! I alway shave the hardest time coming up with snacks like these for the kids

  21. All of these recipes sound delicious and so great for kids! I know I would’ve loved these various items when I was a kiddo!

  22. I always look for snacks that are healthy enough, no matter how expensive they are. These are some great suggestions to take a note. I prepare Muffins & Peanut butter bread at home and would love trying others too!

  23. These all sound delicious! I’d make them for myself for workday snacks since I don’t have kids. Like the cauliflower tater tots, yum!

  24. Maria Han says:

    These are all sounds delicious and perfect for my 2 boys, I’m so glad that you share this Yummy and healthy recipes.

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