I have a bunch of Paleo for kids recipes here. I know how hard it is to get your kids to eat and when they are on a Paleo diet, it’s a whole lot harder. My son’s doctor told me to put him on a Paleo diet and I practically laughed in his face.
Yes, I did because I was familiar with the Paleo diet. I knew how hard it would be to get my son to actually eat the food. That’s when I decided it was time to start finding the best Paleo Recipes for Kids because I wanted them for my son.
I searched and searched and found quite a few kids recipes. These recipes are the best ones I could find that I knew my son would eat. I think your kids will eat them too and maybe even beg to eat them. I know that kids like to eat finger foods and a lot of these recipes are finger food like the chicken nuggets, the fajitas, and sweet potato fries.
I even have recipes for Paleo pizza, now that is going to be hit but my kids favorite is the Paleo mac and cheese recipe. Yes, that’s right all my other kids love the Paleo mac and cheese recipe even if they don’t have to eat Paleo. I have some recipes and ideas for kids school lunches and lunches at home too.
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12 Paleo Snacks for Kids with Recipes That are Good for Lunch Too!
Here are 12 Paleo snack recipes for kids that are good for lunch too. Your kids will fall in love with these Paleo recipes and ideas. Kids love snacks, kids like to eat what I call snack food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our house. So, why not make the kid’s snacks healthy and they can eat them any time they want to. That’s why I decided to make a list of 12 Paleo snacks for kids. Your kids are going to love these snacks.
It’s so hard to find good easy Paleo snacks for kids recipes. It’s hard enough getting some kids to eat any food and if you are trying to get your kids on a Paleo diet, that is really really hard. I’ve tried it and I know.
I make these blog posts for myself, so I can find my favorite recipes quickly and easily and this way I can share them with you. You can find them quickly and easily too.
Actually, a lot of these kids snacks would all be good in kids lunch boxes too. All of these kid’s recipes would be great for your kids any time of day whether it be at home or school.
1. Curried, Baked Paleo Zucchini Chips – see below
2. Chocolate Coated Pineapple Pops – Noming Thru Life
Pineapple – Chocolate Chips – Shredded Coconut – Roasted Macadamias – Coconut Oil
If you like frozen bananas dipped in chocolate, you are going to love these frozen pineapple pops just as much or maybe more. When the pineapple starts to thaw a little it’s just like eating a really healthy juicy popsicle. You have got to try these. That is unless you’re like my Mom, she can’t eat anything that’s frozen because her teeth so sensitive. It’s a real bummer for her. She misses out on a lot in life because of that. My dad’s a different story, he chews ice cubes up into little pieces all the time. He’s an ice crushing machine.
3. Bunnies for Kids – The Prime Pursuit
Apples – Strawberries – Blueberries – Carrots – Cheese – Raisins – Cucumber
Now aren’t these the cutest little bunnies? They have photos of other ideas of how to make bunnies out of different foods also. I can’t imagine a child not wanting to gobble up this cute little bunny. They’ll forget about how healthy it is and just enjoy eating it. I think they are a really fun child’s Easter or birthday party treat.
4. Fancy Pants Ants on a Log – Thriving on Paleo
Celery – Almond Butter – Raisins or Craisins – Sunflower Seeds – Shredded Coconut
Here we have a kid-friendly snack that the kids can help make. Just make them wash their hands extremely well first, please. I think the kids would have a blast making these. Knowing my kids all the ingredients would probably be eaten before they got put on the log. Does it really matter? I don’t think so. These are fun little treats for parties too.
5. Skittles – Joyful Abode
Sweet Potato – Berries – Lemon Juice – Coconut Butter
Aren’t these just the most adorable little things. They really do remind me of skittles. I love all the colors that can be made with just food. These all have a sweet potato and coconut butter base. For each color, you use a different fruit or vegetable. It’s so amazing. Then you just put them in the food dehydrator for about 4 hours. You only need to make one color if you want to. It’s fun to try the different colors and see which are your favorites. If they are dehydrated they should last for a long time, that is if they don’t get eaten first.
6. Berry Lemonade Protein Gummies – Delicious by Dre
Lemon Juice – Honey – Berry Stevia – Gelatin – Lemon or Orange Extract – Natural Food Coloring
I’m assuming you don’t want to feed your kids fruit snacks with the food dyes in them. They are so bad for you, especially for children because their bodies are smaller and can’t handle it as easily as an adult. These gummies a healthy and made from all-natural ingredients. To answer that question in my mind, of course, they taste better too. They actually aren’t that hard to make especially if you have a good silicone mold. You can make them in any shape you want. These were made for Valentine’s day so they are heart-shaped.
7. Homemade Sour Watermelon Gummies – Meatified
Watermelon – Gelatin – Lemon Juice – Honey
This is a different recipe for gummies. These get their flavor and coloring from watermelon. If you are lucky enough to get a nice ripe watermelon you don’t even need to add the honey. These are the healthiest gummies I’ve ever seen. What child wouldn’t jump at the chance to eat some of these? They look like so much fun to make.
8. Plantain Chips – Fed and Fit z
Plantains – Coconut Oil – Real Salt
Oh my, talk about easy! It’s called slicing, baking, eating. That’s all there is to making these babies. If you like crunchy, salty, chip-like snacks, you are going to love these. They pack really well so they are good to take with you on a hike, road trip or in a lunch box. The sky is the limit. They are really good to use as scoopers for guacamole, pico de gallo or salsa. They will keep in an airtight bag for 5-7 days, but they will lose their crispiness after a day or two. When they are crispy, they are hard to put down.
9. Cinnamon Roasted Almonds – see below
10. Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Leathers – Healthful Pursuit
Carrots – Apples – Banana – Mango – Strawberries – Chia Seeds
Do not use optional Protein Powder, it isn’t Paleo. Kids love fruit roll-ups, so there’s not much better than a good homemade fruit roll-up for your kids. These are easy to make but you do need some essential kitchen appliances to do it. You need a juicer to begin with. You juice the fruit and then add some of the pulp back in. I don’t know if this is necessary. My mother used to make fruit roll-ups all the time and all she did was put the fruit in the blender. You also need a good blender and dehydrator. You can think of all the money you’d save on buying those expensive store-bought un-healthy fruit roll-ups though. They might pay for themselves eventually if you make enough of these.
11. Sweet Potato Banana Bites – The Lean Green Bean
Sweet Potatoes – Bananas – Nut Butter – Eggs
Wow, there are for me! Little muffins with no added sugar. That’s my dream for a great snack. Seriously, the only ingredients in these are sweet potatoes, nut butter, bananas, and eggs. No gluten or sugar, that’s awesome. I’m going to have to try these sometime soon. Let me know if they are as easy as they look to make.
12. Homemade Fruit By The Foot Recipe – Against All Grain
Mixed Berries – Apple Juice – Lemon – Honey
Here is another method for making fruit roll-ups. You don’t need a juicer to make these. These are really easy to make and dried in a dehydrator. Won’t the kids have fun unrolling these and eating them? Depending on their age maybe you could get the kids to help you roll them up too. How clever to dry them on parchment paper and cut it and roll them up in it too. I like that idea.
Paleo Breakfast For Kids
When I first started eating Paleo and trying to get my children to eat Paleo…I was a little distraught. I don’t know about your kids, but my kids like to eat sugar…and carbs and lots of things that aren’t good for them, especially for breakfast. I thought it was going to be so hard coming up with Paleo breakfast for kids recipes. Well, some recipes were harder to come up with than others.
Some of their favorites are the egg muffins and the cocoa puffs. I was so excited to find several good homemade Paleo breakfast cereal recipes and my kids love them. I like them because I can make a batch and keep them for a long time and then the kids can eat them for breakfast anytime they want.
That way their breakfast is already made and all we have to do is to pour some almond milk on the cereal and walla…..! breakfast is ready. Yeah for me and my kids. They love it. You can find the cereal recipes here: 9 of the Best Paleo Cereal Recipes
I know how hard it can be to make a Paleo breakfast for kids, I’ve been and done that. I really struggled at first for quite a long time. That’s when I went hunting for recipes and then I decided it would be easier to just make up my own. That’s what most of these recipes below are.
I hope these recipes find you and your family healthy and happy. Eating healthy will go a long way to making you happy that’s for sure.