Rainbow Fruit Tray
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Easter time is full of yummy treats, so let’s make room for some healthy and cute Easter snacks as well this spring. Here you’ll find fun snack ideas and easy recipes from a rainbow fruit tray to Easter Bunny trail mix. Great for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids (and even adults) who like to play with their food!

Healthy Easter Snacks For Kid

Fruit Art

Most youngsters love fruit anyway, but making a fun fruit design is a simple way to make this Easter feel extra special. Fruits are very versatile ingredients because they come in so many bright colors and are usually well-received by kids. Here are a couple ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Pineapple Sun

Start your Easter breakfast with a beautiful shining sun made of pineapple!

Healthy Easter Snacks For Kids

Pineapple is actually a great fruit to work with when making fruit art. It’s a little slippery but there are a lot of options for the different shapes you can cut it into. Plus, that bright yellow pineapple color lights up any plate.

How to make it:

  1. Cut 18 triangle pineapple pieces (the number could vary depending on how wide the triangles are) and 8 long skinny rectangles.
  2. Use 10 triangles to form the middle circle by directing the longest points toward the center of the circle.
  3. Alternate back and forth placing the long skinny rectangles and the remaining triangles all around the outer edge of the circle to form the sun’s rays.
  4. Trim pineapple pieces as needed to fit.

Viola, you have a pineapple sun that looks good enough to eat!

Rainbow Fruit Tray

This colorful Rainbow Fruit Tray is fun and festive all throughout spring and would make the perfect addition to your Easter table.

Rainbow Fruit Tray

What you will need:

  • Large platter
  • Strawberries
  • Clementines
  • Pineapple
  • Kiwi
  • Purple grapes

How to make it:

  1. Chop your fruit into 1/2 or smaller chunks and separate into individual bowls. Having tiny pieces will make placing them on your tray easier.
  2. Start with the bottom of the rainbow first with the purple grape layer. Make a small chopped grape arch near the bottom of the platter.
  3. Continue adding arched rows of chopped kiwi, pineapple, clementines, and strawberries until your rainbow is fully formed.
  4. Use a serving spoon and serve in bowls as a fruit salad.

Yum, a tasty and healthy rainbow in a bowl!

Veggie Art

If it looks cute, kids are more likely to eat their vegetables, right? Hey, it’s worth a try! I have actually found that it works from time to time.

Veggies Flowers

Veggie flowers are a great snack for your kids to assemble themselves. Just slice up the veggies for them (or have them do it if they are old enough) and let them create their own veggie flower masterpiece.

Healthy Easter Snacks For Kids

What you will need:

  • Bell peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Celery
  • Hummus or veggie dip
  • Sunflower seeds

How to make it:

  1. Slice 6 cucumber circles, 3 tall and skinny celery stems and several bell pepper petals.
  2. Top 3 cucumber circles with hummus or veggie dip and sunflower seeds to create the flower centers. Place equally apart on your platter.
  3. Add the celery stems beneath the flower centers and add 3 more cucumbers cut in half to form leaves on either side of the stem.
  4. Place your flower petals around the outside of the cucumber flower centers.

Enjoy some yummy veggie flowers!

Easter Veggie Trays

Easter Bunny Veggie Trays

Another cute and healthy Easter snack idea is making an Easter themed veggie tray. Full of fresh, crunchy vegetables, these would make a tasty appetizer before your Easter dinner.

For a full tutorial on how to make an Easter Bunny or carrot veggie tray, check out Easter Veggie Trays.

Savory Snacks

Now that we’ve eaten lots of yummy fruits and vegetables, let’s move on to some more savory snacks.

Butterfly Pretzels

These sweet little butterflies may not be as pretty as the real ones, but they are a kid pleaser. Pretzels and peanut butter make a tasty combination and the dried cranberries add just a touch of sweetness.

Healthy Easter Snacks For Kids

What you will need:

  • Pretzels
  • Peanut butter
  • Matchstick carrots
  • Toppings – sunflower seeds and dried cranberries or raisins

How to make it:

  1. Cover pretzels in peanut butter. If you use natural peanut butter that requires stirring, make sure to mix it well. Runny peanut butter just falls through the pretzels holes. Trust me, I know from experience!
  2. Use matchstick carrots to make antennae.
  3. Add your favorite toppings for decoration. Sunflower seeds add a nice crunch and pair well with the sweet and tart dried cranberries.

Easter Bunny Cheese & Crackers

As a classic snack, you can’t go wrong with cheese and crackers. Creating sweet little bunny faces makes them extra festive for Easter time. Healthy Easter Snacks For Kids

What you will need:

  • Large round crackers
  • Cheese slices
  • Sliced olives
  • Matchstick carrots
  • Grape or cherry tomato
  • Round bottle caps for cheese shapes

How to make it:

  1. Grab two large crackers. Gently cut one of them in half, going extra slowly as crackers can break easily.
  2. Place one cracker on the middle of a plate for the bunny’s head and the two halves of the other cracker on top of the head for the ears.
  3. Use your bottle caps to cut circles out of the cheese. (I used a spice bottle cap for the center of the ears and a vanilla bottle cap for the cheese.)
  4. Place two small cheese circles in the middle of the bunny’s face for the checks. Slice the larger cheese circle in half for the center of the ears.
  5. Set two or three matchstick carrot whiskers on top of each cheese circle cheek.
  6. Slice up a grape of cherry tomato to make a triangle nose and place on top of the carrot whiskers.
  7. Cut one sliced olive in half and place on the top of the bunny’s face for little sleeping eyes.

Easter Bunny Trail Mix

As a mostly healthy recipe, this version of Easter Bunny trail mix has just the right combination of sweet and salty. It is filling too, with nuts providing some good healthy fats and protein.

Easter Bunny Trail Mix

Do your kids like nuts? As one of the softest nuts, cashews are a great snack option for toddlers older than 2 or young kids.

What you will need:

  • 1 1/2 c. tiny pretzels
  • 1 cup bunny graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 peanuts
  • 1/4 cashews

This super simple trail mix recipe can be made by gently mixing the ingredients above. It is delicious as is; no need to add any seasoning.

Another healthy Easter ideaEaster Egg Pancakes

Happy Spring!

Which of these healthy Easter snacks are you most excited to try?


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2 thoughts on “Healthy Easter Snacks For Kids

    1. Thanks so much! The Rainbow Fruit Tray is a fun one – it looks great on the platter and makes a tasty fruit salad. Enjoy!

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