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25 Budget-Friendly Snack Ideas for Kids

Looking for some easy snacks for kids on a budget? Check out these 25 super simple ideas that kids are sure to love!

{Looking for even more tips & tricks? Be sure to see this list of other kid-friendly snack ideas, plus check out this one simple tip for reducing the cost of snacks! And remember — making your own snacks will almost always save you more money in the long run!}

easy snacks for kids on a budget

25 Easy Snacks for Kids

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1. Roasted nuts or seeds with your favorite spices/seasonings.

2. Homemade hummus with veggies or whole grain crackers.

3. DIY Veggie wraps with hummus, veggies, cheese, beans, etc. (Great cold or warmed in the oven for a few minutes!)

4. Homemade “lunchables” with sliced cheeses, cold cut meats, and crackers. Throw in a fruit or cookie for fun!

5. Yogurt (mix in fresh fruit and toppings for a twist!).

6. Hard-boiled eggs.

7. Fresh fruit.

8. Trail mixes — either homemade or store bought.

9. Rice cakes with peanut butter.

10. Homemade smoothies. (Freeze discounted fruit ahead of time to save money!).

11. Beef jerky.

12. Granola bars.

13. Raw veggies and dip.

14. Apples and peanut butter.

15. Air-popped popcorn.

16. Energy bites.

17. String cheese.

18. Frozen grapes.

19. Berries dipped in Greek yogurt and frozen.

20. Homemade healthy cookies.

21. Healthy homemade muffins.

22. Celery with almond butter and raisins.

23. Applesauce. (For a special treat, try this recipe!)

24. Homemade popsicles.

25. Homemade fruit leather.

Looking for even more snack ideas?

Do you have any other easy snack ideas for kids on a budget? We’d love to hear in the comments!

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