The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet

How many times have you heard “can I have a snaaaaaaaaaack????” As a mom to 3 young kids, I hear this a lot. The fact is, my little people love to snack and having real food ideas on hand is a necessity.

Surely, I’m not the only one who suffers from the daily (hourly) snack request and a desire to feed my kids nutritious foods. Luckily, I’ve been working on a solution for all of us for over a year. Today, I want to introduce to you my newest cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet.

The Best Homemade Snacks on the Planet Cookbook 200+ real food ideas for kids and adults!

In this cookbook, you will find over 200 kid-approved recipes that do not require advanced kitchen skills. They are basic, fun, and full of real ingredients. It’s also filled with kitchen tips, prep notes, and answers to the question: how do I make this snack portable?

Check out this quick video for a sneak peek:

Inside The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planetyou will find:

Chapter 1: For the Love of Snacks. Introduction to snacking, setting up snacking rules, shopping for real food pantry ingredients and buying in bulk, making snacks portable, how to master the kitchen when it comes to preparation, freezing and storage tips, how to handle dietary restrictions, substitutions, and more.

healthy snacks out in the park: fresh fruit, avocado pinwheels, hummus cups, and chocolate covered pretzels


Chapter 2:
Fruit & Veggie Snacks. Recipes that make fruits and veggies the main focus of snack time. Some are fun treats, while other recipes are delicious ways of getting more colorful foods into our family’s diet.

fresh fruit snack recipes: strawberry and blueberry bowl, chocolate covered banana sticks, frozen oranges, strawberries and cream popsicles


Chapter 3:
No-Bake Bites & Dips. Easy-peasy ideas that come together quickly and effortlessly. With more than a dozen different dips, fruit and veggies just became a lot more fun to eat.

quick hummus dipping jars are perfect to have ready in the fridge for a quick snack!


Chapter 4: Baked Bites.
 This section will bring out the inner baker in all of us. Many of these recipes are perfect for breakfast and many include a fruit or a vegetable baked right in.

homemade baked snacks: brown rice krispy treats, no bake brownies, no bake protein bites, peaches and cream quick bread, and homemade poptarts

Chapter 5: Reimagined Classics. This section includes nearly every recipe you’d need to ditch the boxed snacks from the store. This is what my friend called “the holy grail of homemade classics.” Every recipe is made with real and easy to find ingredients.

From Girl Scout cookies, Poptarts, Puddings, jiggly gelatin, gummy snacks, fruit roll-ups, Hostess Cupcakes, tortilla chips, baked potato chips & veggie chips, fruit chips, trail mixes, granola, Gold Fish, cheese crackers, wheat thins, graham crackers, and even homemade Velveeta. It’s all in there.

homemade versions of boxed snacks and packaged items like fruit leather, homemade velveeta dip, lemonade

Chapter 6: Mini Meals. Not quite snack time not quite meal time. What to do? This section includes awesome recipes that are portable and delicious; many of which include a fruit or vegetable in the recipe.

big snacks or mini meal recipes like egg and avocado wraps, english muffin pizzas, flaky cheese twists, and ultimate nachos

Chapter 7: Super Smoothies & Drinks. Add more fresh foods into any part of the day with the recipes in this section. Guilt-free, dessert-tasting smoothies are many of the recipes in this section. And drinks? Well, because “fruit juice drinks” at the store often contain no fruit -enough said.

super healthy and delicious smoothies and homemade drinks: and dips: homemade yogurt drink recipe, green smoothie recipe, dreamcicle dip, Elvis shakes

Chapter 8: Frozen Delights & Special Treats. Freeze it, and they shall eat it! Is my summertime motto. In this section you’ll find lots of delicious recipes where your freezer does all the work. Fresh ingredients and no artificial flavors or sweeteners.

lots of popsicle and ice cream recipes made with fresh fruit are perfect for snack time!

Bonus Sections: 100-Calorie Real Food Snacks and a Feedback chart to note substitutions and make recipe notes.

I really believe this snack book is one of a kind. It’s centered around making fresh foods more appealing to kids during snack time with recipes will appeal to everyone.

Gone will be the days where you are out of real-food snack ideas, this is one cookbook that will sit on your kitchen counter for many years to come!

For my food-allergy/dietary restriction friends: I’ve done my best to include substitutions and kitchen notes throughout the book. Nearly all recipes have been tested with a popular All Purpose Gluten Free flour successfully and if it didn’t pass the test, it didn’t make it in the book.

To purchase The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet click here.

April 14, 2015

7 thoughts on “The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet”

  1. Andrea W says:

    Yea!! Can’t wait!!!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Thank you Andrea!

  2. Robin Brannigan says:

    Just ordered mine and one for a friend. Can not wait!!!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      thank you so much Robin!

  3. Daphne Close says:

    Can you tell me roughly what percent of your book has cheese as the ingredient?

    Our family has hereditary related high cholesterol. We eat pretty healthily, but I found the easiest way to monitor good cholesterol levels is by greatly reducing our cheese intake. It’s easier than constantly watching our daily saturated fat intake.

    I very much want to buy your book, so I hope it’s mostly non-cheese recipes! Thanks!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      The Snack book doesn’t have a lot of cheese and certainly, you can omit when needed. Enjoy and good luck!

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