Being a parent can be super fun, but it also has it’s challenges. Like when your children go from hungry to hangry and start whining over and over about how they aren’t going  to make it to the next meal without a snack. It can be easy to reach for a pre-packaged snack, and there’s no problem with that! But what if you could make all those snacks at home, save money and eliminate preservatives in the snacks? I’ve compiled a list of delicious snacks that are very similar to the snacks you by at the grocery store, but so much more delicious and ever so fresh.


1. Vegan Pop Tarts

Those tasty treats that even adults can’t seem to resist. These pop tarts are so fresh and topped with a creamy icing that contain your kids’ favorite sprinkle colors.

2. Sesame Snaps

Instead of buying a tiny package of these in the line up at the grocery store for the kiddies, make a big batch of these all at once so you can always have some on hand without having to have the store bought wrappers lying all over your car.

3. Strawberry Nutri-Grain Bars

Nutri-Grain bars were my favorite when I was younger! But when I got older, I began reading the ingredients and wasn’t overly impressed with all the unneeded ingredients that were hidden within each bar. This home made version skips those glucose-fructose additives and replaces that with real strawberries!

4. Ritz Crackers

Crackers can be a really expensive purchase for the small box that you get. And with multiple kids, they disappear quickly! Get more bang for your buck when you make a big batch of these well loved crackers at home.

5. Paleo Gummies

Gummy Bears are so good and so bad at the same time. It’s truly unfortunate! Whip together some original flavors to create an healthy snack that your kids will think is bad for them. You’ll get parent of the year!


6. Granola Bars

This recipe is my favorite on the list. There’s so many ways that you can mix up the flavors and customize them to your child’s preference of ingredients.

7. Cinnamon Animal Crackers

Animal crackers are an amazing snack for kiddos to munch on during a road trip or even at school. Make it a family event to make these crackers and create different types of animals!

8. Goldfish Crackers

They cute and delicious and also way more healthy when they’re made at home – because there’s actual cheese in them! Your little ones will forget all about the store bought fishies once they get their hands on this recipe.

9. Cheez-Its

This junkie snack has been redeemed with this new recipe you can make at home. They will still taste like a treat to your little ones, but will fill them up with real cheese, much like the goldfish crackers!


10. Fruit Roll Ups

Fruit Roll Ups have never tasted so fresh and so good! Get your family to pick their favorite fruits and help create their very own favorite snack. You’ll have your kid’s friends asking to make some as well!

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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