Cute and Healthy Bug Snacks that Will Give Your Child All the Nutrients it Needs

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you see the word bugs? Nothing pleasant, we’re sure. Bugs are nasty little critters that can make our skin crawl and we’d never associate them with snacks. Well, until you see these lovely pieces of sweet heaven. Healthy snacks are vital for children – according to studies, they contribute to over 20% of their daily energy intake. Of course, we’re talking about proper, homemade healthy snacks – not chocolate bars. The fruit and veggie bug snacks you can see below not only look cute – they will give your child all the nutrients and energy it needs during the day.

Cute Fruit and Veggie Bug Snacks

This is a great way to make your kid eat all the vegetables and fruits it needs. We all know how hard it is to make them eat broccoli or celery, but with these bug snacks, it’s effortless. They’re easy to prepare, taste great, and contains all the nutrients your child needs per day.

Here’s how to prepare them:


Veggie Bugs

  • 5-7 black olives
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 10 cucumber slices
  • 2-3 celery stalks
  • 1-2 small cucumbers
  • Chives
  • A cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 10 cashews

Fruity Bugs

  • A few strawberries
  • 2-3 celery stalks
  • 1 apple
  • A cup of green grapes
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup cereal
  • ¼ cup dairy-free chocolate chips


Veggie Bugs

Use a straw to cut out tiny eyes from the olives. Put small dots of cream cheese on a plate and decorate with the olive ‘pupils’. Leave the ‘eyes’ to chill in a freezer for a while.

Fruit Bugs

It’s the same process for the eyes except this time you’re using the chocolate chips for pupils. The chips should also be glued to the cereal with a bit of cream cheese or peanut butter. The process is the same for the body. Use the pic to do your best and get creative. You don’t have to stick to your bugs – you’re very welcome to create your own bug kingdom.

cute and healthy bug snacks

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Ang Paris is a crafting and cooking mama who is addicted to Pinterest and chocolate! Ang lives with her husband and 2 children in New Hampshire. After more than a decade multi-tasking in the workplace, she's now a full time mom, writer, and blogger who tweets up a storm!