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7 Healthy Homemade Kids Snacks for Under $1.25

Apple Chips Recipe

A lot of people don’t believe me when I tell them you can indeed make snack foods for under $1 per serving. When you make a healthy snack involving basic ingredients like fruit, milk, or eggs, it really is true. It may take a little more time to make homemade fruit snacks or graham crackers, but you’ll get twice as many servings as you can buy at the store for less than half the price. If that isn’t the most economical way to make snack food for kids, I don’t know what is!


  • Easy Homemade Yogurt 1 of 7
    Easy Homemade Yogurt
    Healthy homemade yogurt costs less than a dollar to make and can even be eaten for breakfast or dessert.

    Milk = $1.00 ($3.99/gallon)
    Yogurt = $.25 ($3.99/16 oz. container)
    Total = $1.25

    Make easy homemade yogurt
  • Homemade Fruit Snacks 2 of 7
    Homemade Fruit Snacks
    Puree any fruit you'd like, and you can have inexpensive, delicious fruit snacks
    at home!

    Mango = $1 ($2.00 each)
    Applesauce = $.80 ($3.69/48 oz. container)
    Powdered pectin = $.60 ($10/4 oz. container)
    Sugar = $1.10 ($4.49/5 lb. bag)
    Total = $3.50
    Cost per serving = $.88

    Make homemade fruit snacks
  • Homemade Graham Crackers 3 of 7
    Homemade Graham Crackers
    Graham crackers are easy to make at home, and the ingredients are a quarter of the price of one store-bought box.

    Flour = $.90 ($3.79/5 lb. bag)
    Brown sugar = $.70 ($1.39/1 lb. box)
    Baking soda = $.02 ($1.09)
    Butter = $.76 ($3.49/4 sticks)
    Honey = $1.00 ($4.19/12 oz. jar)
    Milk = $.16 ($3.99/gallon)
    Vanilla extract = $.19 ($1.59)
    Total = $3.73
    Cost per serving = $.93

    Make homemade graham crackers
  • Soft Heart Pretzels 4 of 7
    Soft Heart Pretzels
    The ingredients for soft pretzels are very cheap, and this simple recipe yields
    ten servings!

    Dry yeast = $.60 ($1.79/3-pk)
    Milk = $.20 ($3.99/gallon)
    Vegetable oil = $.07 ($3.79 / 48 oz. bottle)
    Flour = $1.50 ($3.79/5 lb. bag)
    Sea salt = $.15 ($3.49)
    Baking soda = $.06 ($1.09)
    Total = $3.01
    Cost per serving = $.26

    Make soft heart pretzels
  • Hard-boiled Eggs 5 of 7
    Hard-boiled Eggs
    An individual egg costs less than fifty cents, and hard-boiling them using this easy method makes for a nutritious snack.

    Eggs = $2.49 ($2.49/dozen)
    Total = $2.49
    Cost per serving = $.20

    Make hard-boiled eggs
  • Edamame Hummus 6 of 7
    Edamame Hummus
    This delicious hummus is made with inexpensive edamame and a few pantry basics. Served with vegetables and toasted pita, it is a tasty, healthy snack.

    Edamame = $1.70 ($1.99/bag)
    Lemon = $.69 ($.69 each)
    Garlic clove = $.15 ($3.69/lb.)
    Sesame oil = $.56 ($3.39/6 oz. bottle)
    Soy sauce = $.07 ($2.19/10 oz. bottle)
    Olive oil = $.28 ($7.99/25 oz. bottle)
    Total = $3.45
    Cost per serving = $.86

    Make edamame hummus
  • Homemade Apple Chips 7 of 7
    Homemade Apple Chips
    All you need are three simple ingredients to bake these healthy, tasty apple chips.

    Gala apples = $1.75 ($3.49/4 pk.)
    Sugar = $.05 ($4.49/5 lb. bag)
    Cinnamon = $.02 ($.99)
    Total = $1.87
    Cost per serving = $.93

    Make homemade apple chips

*Please note these prices were taken from FreshDirect and Safeway; prices may vary depending on brand and store

Photo: Ontario Growers via Julie VR

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