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7 Healthy Homemade Kids Snacks for Under $1.25

By Kelsey Banfield |

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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!

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7 Healthy Kids Snack Recipes for $1.25 and Under

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

*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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Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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5 thoughts on “7 Healthy Homemade Kids Snacks for Under $1.25

  1. Christina Gleason @ Cutest Kid Ever says:

    This would be more helpful if the actual recipes were here. Like measurements for each ingredient and baking directions.

  2. shabana says:

    It would seriously be awesome if the recipes were on the page as well. Inwant to make these and cannot because I don’t see a recipe

  3. Joanna L says:

    underneath each price point is a link that says “Make edamame hummus” that links to the recipe.

  4. carie connell says:

    I would have loved to join this topic…we created WEXY bags for kids that eat healthy homemade snacks but want the fun of processed foods packaging….They are Disposable, Eco-friendly, made in USA, Featuring Four Funky Monsters that kids can relate too. Check us out and add us to your homemade snacks.

  5. Kristan Curtis says:

    They are, Christina. Just click the links…

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