When you have several children in the house, you can be certain that someone is always hungry. Always. They are growing boys and girls, after all!
Having several snack ideas that are satisfying but don’t break the bank is a huge help. You won’t fall into a snack time rut and will be better able to plan shopping and prepping.
Here’s a list of filling snacks to get you started!
Our go-to snack when the kids get ravenous. Bonus: it’s frugal! Change things up with some fun herb mixes or make their jaws drop by drizzling with caramel and chocolate. Best. Mom. Ever.
Oat cake is a favorite with my kids as well as the gluten- and dairy-free children we watch each week. With or without chocolate, it’s a win.
These flax crackers are another gluten-free snack that is just savory and crispy enough but with lots of heft. Great with hummus or cheese.
Corn bread is always a tasty and sweet snack that kids love, but that you might not have thought to make for snacking! Drizzle with butter and honey to make it extra special.
MORE QUICK BREADS
FRESH OR FROZEN FRUIT
Anything from watermelon, peaches, apples, pears, raisins, figs, bananas, and more! Frozen fruit is also a hit. We love frozen grapes (shown above) and frozen blueberries the best.
These banana rollups are so fun and filling! They’re perfect for little helping hands as well.
Peanut butter and oat snack balls are our all-time favorite filling snack, with great protein and a little something to please the sweet tooth.
Make a double batch of these breakfast muffins and freeze the extras for a breakfast and snack win.
More Great Filling Snack Ideas
Check out this list of healthy snack ideas here on My Joy-filled life! Then see the list below for more snack time inspiration.
- Granola bars or the “Best Ever Bars”
- Almond power bars
- Frozen peas (no kidding, my kids love this!)
- Store bought protein bars
- Yogurt pops
- Yogurt with berries on top
- Apples and string cheese
- Sweet potato chips
- Healthy oatmeal cookies
- Pretzels and peanut butter
- Coconut date rolls
- Kashi cookies
- Pizza potato skins
- Pancake and peanut butter rolls
- Bagels with peanut butter
- Celery with peanut butter and raisins
- Lunchmeat and cream cheese rolls
- Hardboiled eggs with salt and paprika
- Pita wedges with guacamole or hummus
- Nuts (almonds, pistachios, peanuts) and dried fruit
- Baby carrots with ranch or yogurt dip
- Apples with a peanut butter and yogurt swirl dip
I’m Tauna! This is me: Jesus follower, wife, mom, [domestically challenged] homemaker, homeschooler, and writer. I live in NW Oregon with my wonderful husband, and am mom to a small, beautiful brood of children.
Bottom line: I am just an ordinary woman who loves and extraordinary God – One who changes, redeems, transforms, and loves like crazy. I write at Proverbial Homemaker for Him as well as to be a help and encouragement to you as we walk along the same journey!