With just four ingredients and in under thirty minutes you can bake a batch of crispy “fries” made form a tube of store-bought polenta. Serve up these crispy polenta fries with your favourite dip or sauce. Get the recipe at Mumtastic.
It's zucchini season, so why not make these tasty parmesan zucchini fries instead? They'll satisfy your salt craving and still be considered a serving of vegetables. Get the recipe on Kalyn's Kitchen.
Skip the fries in favour of something way healthier and more satisfying like these cute cucumber snacks. Get the recipe on Simplistically Living.
If kids really want a fun bite size snack, make these cool ants on a log. They are just as fun to make as they are to eat. Find the recipe on Two Healthy Kitchens.
These fries are dippable and crunchable and good for snacks or alongside meals. Best of all, they're devoid of lots of the starches that potatoes tend to have. Get the recipe at Mumtastic.
Grilled kohlrabi are crispy and salty and totally satisfying. You'll love the delicious snack that tastes like a salty french fry but is much healthier. Find the recipe on Farm Fresh Feasts.
Baked sesame tofu sticks are a delicious way to enjoy healthy tofu while still getting the satisfying bite of a french fry. Find the recipe on Kalyn's Kitchen.
Sweet potatoes are a fantastic superfood, packed with nutrients but also totally delicious. Bake them up into chips and let your kids go to town.
Recipe by Karen Biton-Cohen for Mumtastic
Grilled asparagus is the best kind of finger food. Grill it up and eat it like a french fry. Find the recipe on The Naptime Chef.
Hasselback potatoes are delicious and totally fun to make. Top them with a little cheese and sour cream, and you've got a snack way better than a french fry. Find the recipe on Marla Meridith.
For a festive side dish, add a little kale to some fresh avocados for a new take on guacamole. The kale packs a punch that's filled with bonus nutrients and sneaks an extra veggie into your meal. Recipe by Kelsey Banfield for Mumtastic.
Carrots on the grill may seem unusual, but they are totally worth it. Make these sweet finger foods on the grill and enjoy their delicious sweet vegetable flavor. Find the recipe on Simple Bites.
Fingerling potatoes are like nature's french fries. Roast them with garlic and you've got amazing finger food to nibble on with your dinner. Find the recipe on This Week for Dinner.
Carrots are great for munching on throughout the day. Flavor them up with spices and roast them in the oven for a satisfying side dish. Find the recipe on The Naptime Chef.
For a spicy alternative to a potato, try these blistered peppers. They are a snap to cook and so much fun to eat. Find the recipe on Bell'alimento.
Sweet potatoes are loaded in antioxidants. And the orange variety have four times the recommended daily allowance for beta-carotene, and 42% of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C. Add a bit of cinnamon and your kiddos might even skip the ketchup! Get the recipe at Mumtastic.
Anything crispy and salty-sweet makes for a great french fry alternative. This fall, make apple chips to satisfy your craving and keep the kids happy. Find the recipe on Simple Bites.
Honey roasted parsnips make for a gorgeous snack stick that everyone adores. They are easy to make, too. Find the recipe on The Gracious Pantry.
Crispy roast green beans make a delicious snack, and they still have the satisfying salty crunch you expect from a french fry. Find out how easy they are to make on Our Best Bites.
Typical sweet potato fries get a makeover in this recipe using some ranch dips mix and fresh rosemary. Get the recipe at Mumtastic.
Crunchy roasted chickpeas are a great healthy, salty snack. Pop them in your mouth by the handful. Find the recipe on Marla Meridith.
Just in case you don't think you can give up french fries altogether, here is a healthier way to make them at home in the oven. Find the recipe on Created by Diane.
These pretzel bites are guaranteed to have your kids begging for more. And even better, they're made with whole wheat. Get your kids in on the action to bake up a batch and season them with their favourite flavors. Recipe by Karen Biton-Cohen for Mumtastic.
These cheese potato puffs just have a few ingredients, and they're a great finger food for little hands. This is a great recipe to make ahead of time and store in the fridge or freezer until you're ready to bake. Recipe by Sarah Caron for Mumtastic.
Another recipe with all-natural ingredients, these nut clusters are a handy dish to make and be able to eat on the go. Toss a bag in your handbag or your kiddo's backpack for a quick pick-me-up that's healthy and packed with protein.
And speaking of chips and superfoods, how about some roasted kale chips? This quick and easy recipe will literally just take a minute or two of prep along with about fifteen minutes of baking, and voila! You have got a super healthy side dish that's tons of fun to eat. Recipe by Valentina Kenney Wein for Mumtastic.
Forget fruit snacks and fruit leathers from the grocery store—this recipe is all natural, and the kids can help you put it together. These fruit leathers make a great addition to a school lunch or a snack at home. Recipe by Valentina Kenney Wein for Mumtastic.
Baked apple chips are made with simple, natural ingredients, and can be made in nice big batches so kids can snack on them all week. Even better—you can toss them in a lunch box for a healthy addition to a school lunch. Recipe by Lori Alper for Mumtastic.
These roasted chickpeas are such a fun idea. You can tailor the spices to your family's faves, and they'd not only be a great side dish but also the perfect snack for movie night at home. Recipe by Rachel McFarland for Mumtastic.
How's this for a sneaky way to get your kids to eat asparagus? Wrap it in a little puff pastry and they're bound to chow down. Recipe by Christina Stanley for Mumtastic.