Tasty Vegan Snacks for Kids

Finger Foods and More

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Vegan adults know what restrictions they're signing up for, but it can seem a little more difficult for parents of vegan children to find meals and snacks that will satisfy. Good news: it's probably not as difficult as you think! Below are some favorite snacks that kids, vegan or not, will love. Some take longer to prepare–like soft pretzels and bread–while some are whipped together in just minutes.

  • 01 of 08

    Fun Finger Foods

    Dehydrated kale chips

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    Finger foods make great after-school and party snacks for kids of varying ages, and they're fun; what kid doesn't like to eat with his or her hands? From homemade bagel chips to mock-cheesy popcorn to tofu fingers, here are some fun finger foods to share with little vegans:

    • Bagel Chips
    • Dairy-Free Nachos
    • Kale Chips
    • Mushroom Wontons
    • Quinoa Corn Fritters
    • Pigs in a Blanket
    • Pretzel Dogs
    • Roasted Maple Almonds
    • Soft Pretzel Bites
    • Spicy Homemade Tortilla Chips
    • Tofu Fingers
    • Zucchini Patties
  • 02 of 08

    Healthy Snacks

    Pumpkin cookies
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    Getting kids to eat healthy really isn't as hard as people make it seem; just make healthy things taste good (and make good things a little healthier)! Here are some healthy snacks that kids, vegan or not, will love:

  • 03 of 08

    Homemade Granola Bars

    Granola bars
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    Making your own granola bars at home is great for vegan kids not only because granola bars are healthy and tasty but also because kids can easily help make them. Try it; the kids will have fun making their healthy treats and then enjoy eating them all the more! Here are a few vegan favorites:

    • Chewy Granola Bars
    • Chocolate Energy Bars
    • Muesli Bars
  • 04 of 08

    Hummus with Veggies, Crackers, or Pita

    Bowl of hummus and tahini dip with pita bread on table
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    Hummus is the perfect snack for kids and parents alike; it takes next to no time in the food processor or blender, is relatively low in fat and high in protein, and can easily dress up other healthy foods like veggies.

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  • 05 of 08

    Peanut Butter on Anything

    Apple slices and peanut butter
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    This one is a no-brainer. Peanut butter goes with everything when you're a kid! Spread it on apples, celery, carrots, crackers, bread, bananas...the list goes on and on. It's a healthy snack (especially if you buy all-natural peanut butter) that provides kids with protein and energy.

    And, of course, you could always just make a half-sandwich with peanut butter and jelly.

  • 06 of 08

    Soft Pretzels

    Homemade soft pretzels
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    Soft pretzels seem indulgent, both because yeast doughs take time to rise and cinema-style pretzels are smothered in butter, but soft pretzels are actually pretty easy to make and make pretty healthy treats for kids.

    These soft pretzels usually take me about 1 hour and a half from start to finish, with only about 20 to 30 minutes of that time constituting active preparation, which is easy enough to fit in even during a busy week. And, have fun–let the kids help shape their pretzels! Serve them with mustard, hummus, peanut butter, or other tasty dips.

  • 07 of 08

    Tofu Fingers

    Fried tofu sticks
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    Tofu Fingers are a great excuse to eat fried food, so although they're not the healthiest snack in the world, they're good. And they're terrific for kids, who tend to eat them like chicken fingers–dipping them in barbecue sauce, agave, mustard, or other condiments.

  • 08 of 08

    Vegan Bread Recipes

    Vegan Zucchini Bread

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    Quick breads and yeast breads both are fair game when it comes to snacking; a warm, fresh loaf of bread sitting on the counter doesn't need an accompaniment–it's good on its own! But, of course, if you want to serve your bread with something special, serve it with a homemade spread like this Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut "Nutella" Spread that the kids will go wild for.

    Here are some vegan bread recipe favorites: