fun probiotic snacks for kidsKids can be picky, right?  It can be challenging to choose a recipe that is healthy yet doesn’t compromise taste.  These kid-friendly probiotic snacks contain excellent sources of sickness-fighting probiotic strains like Lactobacillus and Streptococcus. Not only are they great for your children, but they’re also easy to make and delicious.

Parfaits: Our personal favorite. Pile on the yogurt (look for brands with a “Live & Active Cultures” seal), pour in some of your kiddo’s favorite fruit and a dash of granola.

Chicken Salad Sammy: This one’s perfect, as it allows for plenty of customization to suit your little one’s tastes. Make sure you’re using plenty of yogurt here, along with some finely chopped dill pickles. Cook up a chicken breast and incorporate optional ingredients like grapes, celery, walnuts and arugula. Many recipes call for multigrain bread, but we recommend sourdough for an increased probiotic boost.

Kefir Fruit Smoothie: After an hour in the park, give your kids a healthy ice cream substitute back in the kitchen. Blend up kefir and frozen fruits of their choosing (add a dash of flax seed for kids with a larger appetite).

Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Nothing beats the simplicity of grilled cheese. Choose a raw cheese like cheddar or Gouda, and throw some flaky sourdough bread and cheese on a pan and enjoy the sizzle.

Sauerkraut Kiwi Smoothie: It may sound strange, but sauerkraut can complement sweet flavors as well as a savory Reuben. Throw a whole kiwi, 1/3 cup of sauerkraut, 1/2 cup of lettuce (and same amount for spinach. With just a few more ingredients to work with, you don’t have to make your boy or girl cringe at the sight of sour cabbage.

Probiotic snacks are easier to sneak into your kids’ diet than you might think and they pack a powerful punch.  Next time you find yourself searching for a snack idea, try adding probiotics.  Looking for more recipes?  Read our recipe posts for more probiotic snack ideas for kids and adults.