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Healthy Snack Ideas For Your Wee One!

We know you have a busy schedule, so we would like to give you a hand with these easy snacks for children that take under 15 minutes to make!





Recipe 1  Almond Butter Spiced Apple


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL)  almond butter
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL)  ground cinnamon
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • apple


1. Cut apple in half and remove core.

2. Spread each half with almond butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Nutrition information per apple:  Calories: 158 kcal, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 10 g, Carbohydrate: 19 g, Fibre: 3 g, Sodium: 72 mg

Recipe 2 Butterfly Quesadilla



  • 2 small whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • small tomato, thinly sliced
  • large leaf romaine lettuce
  • baby carrots
  • small stalk celery, cut in two


1. Place one of the tortillas on a plate. Top with cheese, tomato and lettuce. Place remaining tortilla on top.

2. Cut into 4 quarters and separate slightly. Place 3 carrots in the middle to form the body of the butterfly. Place the celery sticks on top for the antennae.

Nutrition information per butterfly quesadilla: Calories: 436, Protein: 20.5g, Fat: 21.9g, Carbohydrate: 39.4g, Fibre: 5.8g, Sodium: 863mg, Calcium 417mg, Iron 2.1mg

Recipe 3 Pizza


  • Whole wheat English muffin
  • 2 Tbsp sodium reduced pasta or pizza sauce
  • ¼ cup grated part skim mozzarella cheese
  • small green pitted olives, cut in half
  • Half red bell pepper, sliced
  • ¼ cup grated carrots


1. Split English muffin in half and place on small baking pan. Spread each with sauce.

2. Sprinkle each with cheese and place 2 olive halves on each muffin for eyes. Use 1 red pepper slice on each for a mouth.

3. Place in 350 ºF (180 ºC) toaster oven or oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and English muffin is crispy.

4. Place each on a plate and sprinkle top with carrots for hair and serve each with remaining red peppers.

Nutrition information per pizza: Calories: 144, Protein: 7.2g, Fat: 5.0g, Carbohydrate: 19.6g, Fibre: 3.7g, Sodium: 412mg, Calcium 193mg, Iron 1.2mg

Recipe 4 Zippy Dip


  • ½ cup of Hummus
  • ½ cup of Salsa
  • 2 tbsp of low fat yogurt or low fat sour cream


  1. In a bowl, stir together hummus, salsa and yogurt or sour cream until blended well.
  2. Serve with raw vegetables, whole grain crackers, baked tortilla chips or baked pita chips.

Tip: Cover and store dip in refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutritional Information (per 25 mL/2 tbsp): Protein: 2 grams Fat: 2 grams Carbohydrates: 4 grams Sodium: 132 mg Calories: 33

Recipe 5 Hungry Kids Sundae

Hungry kids sundae


  • Half an apple, chopped
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Half a banana, chopped
  • ½ cup small red or green grapes
  • ¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • ½ cup low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup low fat granola
  • graham cracker, coarsely crushed


  1. In a bowl, combine apple and cinnamon to coat.
  2. Add banana, grapes and raisins.
  3. Pour yogurt over fruit and sprinkle with granola.

Top with graham cracker to serve.

Nutritional information (per serving): Calories: 127 kcal, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 1 g, Carbohydrate: 28 g, Fibre: 2 g, Sodium: 38 mg

(Recipes courtesy of: Eat Right Ontario)