10 Family-friendly organic snack ideas
We all love snacks, but if you're health conscious and want your family to eat foods that benefit their bodies, finding good snacks that meet picky children's taste buds can be a challenge. Here are family-friendly organic snacks that bring back the power of positive eating, while putting a smile on your children's faces.
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Avocado tzatziki dip
This Greek-style sauce adds avocados into the mix, and is a more healthful take on chips and dip. Try serving with organic fresh vegetables, or if your kids love potato chips, try pita chips or veggie chips instead.
Who doesn't love parfaits? Not only are they super easy to prepare, but kids love creating their own using their favorite fruits and toppings. Plus, parents love how they're packed with probiotics and protein, especially if you use Greek yogurt. This organic roasted cherry parfait is one of our favs, but we suggest using fresh fruit, plain yogurt and a crunchy cereal like Kashi GO LEAN Crunch! Honey Almond Flax cereal for a burst of flavor kids will love and a burst of nutrition that parents will appreciate.
If you have a family member who is lactose-intolerant, this recipe keeps them from being deprived of one of our favorite snacks — cookies. This dairy-free tea time cookie recipe makes melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies using black tea leaves, sugar, flour and vegan buttery spread.
Apple and banana chips
Think you need a dehydrator to make fruit chips? Not so fast. All you need are organic apples and bananas, cinnamon and parchment paper. Sounds easy enough, right? Here's how you make this delicious treat.
Keeping a healthy lifestyle on track is important to many families, so this homemade granola recipe is a great snack because of its energy-boosting nutrients.
Organic almond milk
Need something to wash down these delicious snacks? Try some homemade organic almond milk. Once you try this recipe, you'll never want to buy it at the store again!
Fresh pear smoothie
If you love the taste of a fruity smoothie, this recipe is for you. To keep it pesticide-free (who wants a side of pesticides with her smoothie?), use organic pears, bananas and orange juice, as well as organic vanilla yogurt.
Peanut butter and jelly
Peanut butter and jelly has long been a staple of the American home. But these recipes for organic grape jelly with all-natural peanut butter put the nostalgia back into cooking. Looking for ideas for snacks that use these recipes? Try swirling them into oatmeal or serving with an organic banana for an extra nutrient-packed treat.
No need to rush to the store to get a bag of popcorn for family movie night. Try DIY homemade microwave popcorn using organic unpopped kernels and a brown paper lunch bag. Don't forget the toppings — sea salt, butter or if you're feeling adventurous, try one of these yummy options.
Apple nachos? That's right — this snack has the name recognition of "nachos" to kids, but will please moms out there by using apples instead of fatty chips. Slice organic apples and drizzle with your kids' favorite toppings, like organic peanut butter, organic nuts or even chocolate chips.
Bonus: Make these easy no-bake granola bites
What are some of your favorite organic snacks for the family? Share your ideas in the comments below.
This post was sponsored by Kashi.