Here are 12 Paleo snacks 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 Paleo snacks for kids 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.
If you like these Paleo snacks for kids, you may also like these recipes:
Paleo Snacks for Kids and Ideas that are good for lunch too!
1. Curried, Baked Paleo Zucchini Chips – My Natural Family
My children love these and they don’t even care that they are eating something healthy. I like to make 2-3 pans of them and save them for later. They can be eaten just like potato chips if you want to. These zucchini chips are a great snack but they can also be a great side dish vegetable for dinner. Just don’t cook them until they’re crispy. I cook mine about half an hour for a side dish. Sometimes I like them without all the spices so I just leave out the curry powder and garlic powder. I also think they are best when I use Course Real Salt.
2. Chocolate Coated Pineapple Pops – Noming Thru Life
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 as 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 really fun child’s Easter or birthday party treat.
4. Fancy Pants Ants on a Log – Thriving on Paleo
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 Recipe – 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? The gingerbread molds they were made in aren’t even very expensive either. They look like so much fun to make.
8. Plantain Chips – Fed and Fit
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 Paleo Almonds Recipe – My Natural Family
Remember that cinnamon sugar you used to make when you were a kid and put it on buttered toast? Well, just imagine cinnamon sugar all melted and roasted on some nice fresh almonds. Especially when they are still warm. Oh, I can smell them just thinking about it. Do you ever buy cinnamon roasted almonds in the mall when you go shopping?
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 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.