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  1. Pizza Pals
    Recipe Rating: 3.62994

    These little pizzas are simple and make a yummy, healthy afternoon snack. Your child and a pal may even be old enough to make their own.

    Categories: Snacks, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious

  2. Hempseed Apricot Chews
    Recipe Rating: 3.46898

    Hempseeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Sweet, nutty, chewy and dense, this snack satisfies that afternoon craving for sweets. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

    Categories: Snacks, Quick and Easy, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, Make Ahead, No Cook, Picnic and Potluck, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Free

  3. Three-Seed Rosemary Crackers
    Recipe Rating: 3.65564

    These crackers are full of fiber, protein and healthy fats. Enjoy with a dab of hummus or alongside a decadent cheese tray.

    Categories: Snacks, Family Friendly, Picnic and Potluck, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious

  4. Sunflower Cherry Oatmeal Bars
    Recipe Rating: 4.01637

    These yummy bars are great for dessert, perhaps with ice cream, yet also work well in the lunchbox. Oats, sunflower seeds and dried fruit provide great flavor along with their nutritional benefits.

    Categories: Breakfast and Brunch, Desserts, Snacks, Picnic and Potluck, Family Friendly, Make Ahead, Dairy Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian

  5. Vegan Cashew Cheese
    Recipe Rating: 2.95623

    This tangy and versatile vegan nut cheese is perfect to use on a sandwich, panini or bagel. It also goes well with roasted vegetables, grilled mushrooms and tomatoes. To make an excellent sauce for whole wheat pasta, thin the cashew nut cheese out with more almond milk until it reaches a pourable consistency, then toss with hot pasta. Watch our how-to video.

    Categories: Snacks, No Cook, Make Ahead, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Free

  6. Windy City Wasabeans
    Recipe Rating: 3.62531

    Enjoy these spicy pickled green beans with a crispy crunch in a zesty Niçoise salad, as a Bloody Mary garnish, wrapped in salami for an appetizer or chopped and mixed in tuna salad. This recipe is courtesy of professional pickler Rick Field of Rick's Picks.

    Categories: Snacks, Make Ahead, Fat Free, Sugar Conscious

  7. Apple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter
    Recipe Rating: 4.00513

    Kids will love to help you make this healthy snack since it's fun to spread the nut butter and sprinkle the chocolate chips. No corer in the kitchen drawer? Slice the apples into rounds first then use a small cookie cutter to remove the core from the center of each slice. Wrap sandwiches tightly and tuck them into lunchboxes, if you like.

    Categories: Snacks, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, High Fiber

  8. Edamame Guacamole
    Recipe Rating: 3.77243

    Made with avocado and edamame, this guacamole variation is both creamy and fresh. Serve with raw vegetables like celery, carrots and radishes for dipping or alongside baked pita chips as a healthy snack or appetizer.

    Categories: Appetizers, Dressings, Sauces and Condiments, Snacks, No Cook, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious

  9. Cherry Orange Oatmeal Outdoors Bars
    Recipe Rating: 3.61234

    Having a quick energy-boosting snack on hand when you're on the go is helpful to keep hunger (and your mood!) in check. Try this simple recipe, using whatever dried fruit and spices you have on hand.

    Categories: Snacks, Budget Friendly, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, Make Ahead, Picnic and Potluck, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, High Fiber

  10. Pickled Watermelon Rind with Radishes
    Recipe Rating: 3.52759

    For this recipe, make sure that traces of the pink fruit are gone from the watermelon rind then cut away and discard the green peel, too. What you're left with are chunks of thick, white rind that definitely don't deserve to be thrown away. Use this pickle as a condiment on sandwiches or serve as you would a chutney with grilled meats.

    Categories: Dressings, Sauces and Condiments, Side Dishes, Snacks, Make Ahead, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low Fat, Wheat Free

  11. Crispy Brown Rice Treats
    Recipe Rating: 3.41269

    Make these cereal-based fruit and almond butter treats for a quick snack or lunchbox surprise.

    Categories: Desserts, Snacks, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, Dairy Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian

  12. Apple Date Bars
    Recipe Rating: 3.69853

    This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Renegade Lunch Lady Chef Ann Cooper and her book Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed our Children. Afternoon snacks are an important part of every child's day and recipes like this that incorporate fruit and nuts are great to keep on hand. These bars can be baked ahead, cut and frozen in zip-lock bags and kept up to 2 months in the freezer.

    Categories: Snacks, Family Friendly, Picnic and Potluck, Low Sodium, Vegetarian

  13. Pizza Wheels
    Recipe Rating: 3.86859

    This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Renegade Lunch Lady Chef Ann Cooper and her book Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed our Children. These pizza wheels are fast and easy to make, and the perfect size for a snack that won't interfere with dinner. Of course we prefer to see families make the dough from scratch, but we know it's not always possible. Substituting 1 pound of store-bought frozen bread or and pizza dough works great as well.

    Categories: Snacks, Family Friendly

  14. Nuts and Bolts
    Recipe Rating: 3.2984

    This recipe comes to us courtesy of the Renegade Lunch Lady Chef Ann Cooper and her book Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed our Children. Healthy, flavorful, easy to make, and fun to eat Nuts and Bolts make a tasty party treat, afterschool snack, or lunchbox munchie.

    Categories: Snacks, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly

  15. Pita Chips with Sweet Potato Mash and Smoked Almonds
    Recipe Rating: 3.4128

    Smoky almonds and pimenton (Spanish smoked paprika) are a particularly good match for sweet potatoes.

    Categories: Appetizers, Snacks, Budget Friendly, Family Friendly, Dairy Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, Low Fat, Sugar Conscious

  16. Quick Whole Wheat and Rye Crackers
    Recipe Rating: 3.73587

    Switching to whole grains provides more nutrients and more fiber, plus they're more filling. These things make them beneficial to overall health and weight control. It can be fun to look for products that contain the variety of whole grains now available. It can also be fun to cook with them! Here's one simple recipe for starters. Later you might find yourself experimenting with different whole-grain flours or adding nuts and seeds.

    Categories: Snacks, Picnic and Potluck, Family Friendly, Make Ahead, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sugar Conscious

  17. Vanilla Berry Yogurt Parfaits
    Recipe Rating: 3.70009

    These parfaits make breakfast exciting again! But they're not just for early in the day. Layer into fun glasses and enjoy as a snack or dessert. For brunch make small ones in pretty little cups.

    Categories: Snacks, Breakfast and Brunch, Budget Friendly, Family Friendly, No Cook, Vegetarian, High Fiber

  18. Creamy Cherry Dip
    Recipe Rating: 3.47241

    Serve this rich and creamy dip - surprisingly dairy-free - alongside strawberries and grapes or sliced kiwis, bananas and pineapple for dipping.

    Categories: Dressings, Sauces and Condiments, Snacks, Family Friendly, Make Ahead, No Cook, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegetarian, Low Fat, Wheat Free

  19. Apricot Graham Snackers
    Recipe Rating: 3.63431

    Little hands can help make this sweet, creamy spread for organic graham crackers. Try with finely chopped fruit -- Gala apples or Bartlett pears -- on top; or add a little OJ or apple juice and make it a fruit dip. Note that unsulfured apricots aren't as colorful as those with artificial preservatives, but the flavor is all there, naturally!

    Categories: Snacks, No Cook, Budget Friendly, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, Low Sodium, Vegetarian

  20. Banana Nice Cream
    Recipe Rating: 4.07437

    Easy as 1-2-3, this creamy, sweet and cool snack or dessert proves that added sugar and oil are not always necessary to satisfy your cravings. Keep some peeled bananas in your freezer so they'll be ready when you are.

    Categories: Desserts, Snacks, Budget Friendly, Cooking with Kids, Family Friendly, No Cook, Quick and Easy, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian

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