When we were growing up, we had strong opinions about what we wanted in our lunches. If we weren’t begging for Lunchables, we’d cry for Capri-Suns, Oreo cookies, or regular, normal peanut butter (our mom did not like Jif!!).
It’s a struggle for every parent to teach their kids healthy eating habits because every child is different! Some may love everything you give them, others will clearly let you know they hate it. And it’s getting harder everyday. Chocolate NutterButters? Pringle’s in Lunchables? Megastufted Oreos? How are these companies doing it?!
Sometimes we have successful healthy days, and other times, not so much. The point is to try filling most days with healthy habits. That way, it’s not a big deal when your child comes home from the school bake sale with a triple layer brownie. You know they eat well most other times.
For most other days, we’ve come up with some great healthy snacks for our families that are a lot healthier than the average American diet. All these healthy kid snacks are ones our kids love! Healthy ways of eating taught by good examples, creativity and consistency will eventually help your family learn to love good food and stay healthy throughout the school year!
Kid-Approved Naturally Sweetened Treat Recipes:
When you don’t have time to be in the kitchen, check out our favorite prepackaged, store-bought goodies in this post for healthier alternatives.
All of these healthy treats are great for a couple reasons. First, they are sweet enough to feed your child’s cry for sugar. Second, most of them are really easy to pack and take for lunches. Third, they are easy to make, many are freezable and all can be made a few nights in advance for busy school weeks. That makes all these recipes kid-approved and mama-approved! We wish you a very happy new school year!