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Quick Healthy Snacks for Your Family

December 26, 2022
Quick Healthy Snacks for Your Family

If you're like me, you're always looking for quick, healthy snacks to feed your family. Not only do they need to be healthy, but they also need to be tasty and something that everyone will enjoy. 

That's why I've put together a list of my favorite quick snacks that fit the bill. Whether you're looking for some ideas for today or want to stock up your pantry for when hunger strikes, these snacks are sure to satisfy you. So without further ado, let's get started!

No Bake Energy Balls

Combine peanut butter, flaxseed, oat, honey, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and chia seeds  in a bowl. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate the dough, covered and chilled for 30 minutes.

Remove from the refrigerator and shape into twenty balls with a diameter of 1 inch.

Crispy Kale Chips

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a rim of parchment paper.

Using a knife or kitchen shears, separate the kale leaves from the stems and shred them into bite-sized pieces. Use a salad spinner, wash, and completely dry the kale. Drizzle olive oil over the kale leaves and toss to mix. Spread in an equal layer without overlapping it on the baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the edges begin to brown but not burnt.

Granola Bars

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees C). Grease a square 9-inch baking dish. Spread oats and coconut on a baking sheet equally.

Toast oats and coconut in a preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown; transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Over low heat, combine honey, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt in a saucepan. Cook and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Pour the honey mixture over the coconut and oats. Stir to coat well. Spread the mixture evenly in the baking dish that has been prepared.

In a preheated oven, bake the granola bars until they begin to dry, approximately 15 minutes for crispy granola bars, or fewer if you want them chewy. Cool well before cutting.

Goat Cheese Triangle

First, prepare your own triangle bread-thins. The second step is to cut the bread thins in half, place them cut-side up, and sprinkle them with goat cheese. Cucumber and tomato are placed on the plate, followed by olives and any topping you like. Consume immediately or put in lunchboxes for later.

Apple Chips

apple chips

The apples should be cut into slices. Cleanse the apples. Quarter the apples and remove the core. Then, thinly slice the vegetables. On a big platter, squeeze half a lemon and cover apple slices with the juice. This little amount of lemon juice will prevent browning. You may omit this step if you want to have the apple nachos immediately.

Stack the apples. Arrange the apple slices in a circle on a platter in a single layer.

Melt peanut butter in the microwave, and reheat 1/4 cup of peanut butter for 10 to 15 seconds. This will make it easier to distribute the apples and sprinkle over them. If you don't have a microwave, melt the peanut butter by placing a heatproof dish over a pan of boiling water (bain-marie). Stir intermittently for a few minutes until heated.

Drizzle the peanut butter that has been melted over the apples. Then, sprinkle with cinnamon, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or other desired toppings.

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Vanilla Chia Pudding is a nutritious dessert breakfast that can be prepared in advance. The pudding-like dessert is made with chia seeds, milk, a natural sweetener, and vanilla. You can top it with oats, coconut yogurt, and your favorite fresh fruit.

This simple vanilla chia pudding recipe requires four ingredients and one second to prepare. It is then placed in the refrigerator, where it suddenly transforms into a rich and creamy vanilla chia pudding.

Chia pudding is an excellent way to include healthy fats in a fast and simple breakfast, snack, or dessert. They are filled with omega-3-fatty acids, which means they have amazing anti-inflammatory properties.

This vanilla chia pudding is a blank canvas for your favorite tastes, add-ins, and toppings. My personal favorites are granola clusters and sour raspberries. Here is what you will need to make this:

Chia kernels

It is essential to use either white or black chia seeds. Before reaching maturity, brown seeds are picked and have a bitter flavor.


Use the plant-based milk of your choice, such as rice milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, or oat milk. If you can consume dairy, cow's milk may also be used. Try unsweetened vanilla almond milk to enhance the vanilla taste. It can even make your butt look bigger and sexier.


You can substitute any natural liquid sweetener for the maple syrup in this recipe (honey, date syrup, agave, etc.).


Quality vanilla powder, vanilla extract, or scraped vanilla bean

I like raspberries, but you may use whatever fruit or berry you choose.

Coconut Yogurt

For added lusciousness! You may use any yogurt of your choosing. Make sure it's unsweetened for optimal health!

If you're wondering whether or not chia pudding is healthy, the answer is YES! Despite their small size, chia seeds are rich in fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. They are a rich source of antioxidants and vital nutrients. In addition, chia seeds are naturally gluten-free and unprocessed. All this can help reduce constipation to promote a healthy bowel.

Add two teaspoons of chia seeds, plant-based milk (in this case, almond milk), one tablespoon of maple syrup, and vanilla to a mason jar. Stir until well blended.

Let the chia seed mixture sit for 5 minutes, then whisk it again to prevent clumping. Cover and refrigerate the container for at least 1 to 2 hours. It is most effective when left overnight.

When it is ready to eat, take the chia pudding from the refrigerator and top it with toppings such as coconut yogurt, fresh berries, and granola.

Yogurt Parfait

strawberry and yogurt

The French word parfait literally means "perfect." In France, the original parfait is a frozen delicacy created by heating milk, egg, sugar, and syrup to produce a custard-like consistency.

The first recipe using the term parfait is from a French cookbook published in 1894; it is a coffee-flavored frozen treat with an attractive appearance (parfait-shape).

In the United States, a variation was created by stacking ice cream and fruit in tall glasses.

More recently, the yogurt parfait was created by stacking yogurt, fruit, and granola in simple layers. Ideal for a nutritious breakfast! You won't believe how simple it is to prepare these parfaits. I would hardly consider this a recipe!

Pour two to three teaspoons of yogurt into a glass.

Layer with your favorite berries (I used raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries – but you can use any fruit you like).

Add another two to three tablespoons of yogurt on top.

Add extra fruit

Top with granola, nuts, coconut flakes, maple syrup, or honey.

Bottom Line

These quick and easy recipes will have your family screaming for joy. From energy balls to parfaits and chia pudding, the possibilities are endless.

These mouth-watering snacks contain all the nutrients your family needs without spending hours in the kitchen. If you have any of your own favorite healthy recipes, feel free to share them with us in the comments below. We hope you enjoy these snacks – bon appétit!

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Dr. Hilda Wong, MD

My name is Dr. Hilda Wong, MD, graduated from Avalon University School of Medicine. I have over 5 years of medical externship experience and a published researcher on PubMed. I'm also a health and nutrition enthusiast and have written several blogs and magazines in these areas. Forgot to mention that I own a Toy Australian Shepherd and a Betta Fish, and have an amazing zest for life, fashion, health, nutrition, and pets.

Dr. Hilda Wong, MD