I was sitting at dancing with a fellow dance-mum the other week, and we were idly scrolling through facebook and chatting (as you do) and we both kept seeing posts for snack balls in our feed. We both wondered out loud if they tasted as good as they looked, if they were easy to make, and most importantly – would our kids eat them?
We each have different dietary requirements – her family is gluten free (among other things) and we are peanut free (and a few other nuts) – but there seemed like lots of health-ish snack ball options out there, so I promised I’d put together a list and share it here so we could give them a go.
I’ve trawled through my favourite recipe blogs, and scrolled through facebook, and searched on pinterest and I’ve come up with 15 kid-friendly healthy-ish snack ball recipes to try.
15 Kid-friendly Snack Balls
Granola Bar Bites from Mother’s Niche – gluten free if using gluten free oats
Apricot and Oat Balls from Be a Fun Mum – nut free, gluten free if using gluten free oats.
Healthy Bites Toddlers can Make from Laughing Kids Learn – nut free, gluten free if using gluten free oats.
Homemade Energy Balls from Real Life at Home – gluten free if using gluten free oats
Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls from Kidgredients – nut free, gluten free.
Coconut Orange Date Balls from Sensual Appeal – gluten free
Chocolate Almond Date Balls from Something Swanky – gluten free, peanut free.
No-bake Carrot Snack Balls from Kids Activity Blog – gluten free, potentially nut free
Spiced Fig Energy Balls from Super Healthy Kids – peanut free
Date and Coconut Balls from Childhood101 – gluten free, nut free.
Trail Mix Energy Bites from Give Me Some Oven
Apricot Coconut and Muesli Balls from The Organised Housewife.
Caramel Apple Balls from The NY Melrose Family – nut free, gluten free if you use gluten free oats
Banana Oat Balls from Planning With Kids – nut free, gluten free if you use gluten free oats.
Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites from Eats Amazing – gluten free, peanut free.
Have you tried a snack ball recipe?
What did you think? Do you have a favourite?
Now that you’ve got snack sorted…
What’s for dinner? And what about dessert?
Check out our 25 Budget Friendly Family Dinner ideas here.
And get the kids to help you make this easy apple crumble for dessert.