Cheap Snack Ideas for Kids

Preschool & Older

Snacking can definitely be a healthy habit. Healthy snacks can prevent overeating and boost energy until the next meal. But don’t rip open that bag of chips just yet! We’ll show you how to snack smarter for a lot less!

1

Nut butter and crackers

  • 2 graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons natural nut butter (peanut, almond, sunflower)
  • 1 cup low-fat (1%) or fat-free (skim) milk or water
2

Easy trail mix

  • 1/2 cup toasted oats cereal
  • 1/4 cup pretzels
  • 2 tablespoons almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
3

Wheat bagel

  • Half of a 100% whole-wheat bagel
  • 1 tablespoon light cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
4

Veggies and hummus

  • 1 cup cut cucumbers (or your favorite veggies)
  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 5 whole-wheat crackers