Whether you homeschool or your children attend school, you are probably like me and always looking for healthy food ideas for your family. Part of my back to school routine is finding a few new healthy back to school snacks. I hope your kids love these easy homemade recipes as much as we do.
Healthy Back to School Snacks
As children head back to school, it’s important to make sure they have healthy snacks to fuel their brains and bodies throughout the day.
Here are some ideas for healthy back-to-school snacks that are easy to pack and delicious to eat:
- Fresh Fruit: Fresh fruit is a great snack option because it’s easy to pack and provides natural sugars to give your child a quick energy boost. Some great options include apples, bananas, grapes, and berries.
- Veggie Sticks: Veggie sticks are a tasty and nutritious snack that can be packed in a small container. Try carrots, celery, cucumber, or bell peppers with hummus or another healthy dip.
- Trail Mix: Trail mix is a great snack option because it’s easy to customize and can be packed in small bags or containers. Mix together nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and a few dark chocolate chips for a delicious and healthy snack.
- Yogurt: Yogurt is a great source of protein and calcium and can be packed in a small container with some fresh fruit or granola for a tasty and filling snack.
- Whole Grain Crackers: Whole grain crackers are a great snack option because they’re crunchy and satisfying. Try pairing them with some cheese or nut butter for a protein boost.
- Smoothies: Smoothies are a great way to pack in lots of nutrients and can be made ahead of time and packed in a thermos. Try blending together some strawberries, bananas, almond milk, and protein powder for a delicious and healthy snack.
Providing your child with healthy snacks throughout the day can help them stay focused and energized for their busy school day.
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Healthy Snacks for Kids
Back to School Snacks
These cookies are like no other cookies that you’ve ever eaten. They’re perfectly balanced with sweetness and crunch.
Healthy and easy to make Frozen Yogurt Bark. This is a delicious after-school snack or healthy breakfast idea.
Another delicious easy to make yogurt bark with a tropical spin.
Buffalo cauliflower is a perfect snack. A little bit of spice and a whole lot of healthy goodness.
Of course, these will be the most popular in the wintertime, but use the concept of delicious stuffed celery sticks for a healthy and delicious snack idea for your kids.
Healthy School Snacks
These sugar free baked oat bars (flapjacks) are perfect for both after school, and to take as a packed lunch on hikes or adventures. Naturally sweetened with dates and bananas.
No-bake energy bites are super easy to make and packed full of nutrition. With a nutty chocolatey flavor, they strike the perfect salty sweet balance. This great make ahead recipe is the perfect after school snack on a busy day!
Chocolate Hazelnut Balls are a delicious and healthy no-bake snack. The flavor will remind you of Nutella or a Ferrero Rocher!
These Healthy Banana Carrot Muffins with no sugar are perfect for kids of all ages. Made with healthy ingredients like banana, carrots, and honey, they are tasty and nutritious!
Introduce your little one to the goodness of zucchini with our simple 4-ingredient zucchini fritters! Whether you’re planning a picnic, a day at the playground, or packing lunchboxes, these versatile fritters are a fantastic choice. Prepare them with ease and enjoy a healthy and convenient meal option for your child.
Homemade Healthy Snacks for Kids
These super easy peanut butter and jelly graham cracker sandwiches are the perfect after school snack. Toss them together in five minutes and customize them with your favorite nut butter and jelly or jam.
Secretly healthy, no-bake cookie dough protein balls! Made with vanilla vegan protein powder, these protein balls are soft, chewy, and taste as if you’re licking the batter from the spoon.
These rainbow fruit kabobs make a healthy dessert, an easy snack idea, and the perfect finger food!
Healthy Snacks for Kids
These easy 3 ingredient muffins are a simple snack for after school! They are easily customizable with nuts, berries, and more!
This trail mix is the perfect snack for on-the-go, or for nibbling on at home. This version is delicious, simple, and even oil-free & vegan.
An easy and healthy copycat recipe for your favorite bold-flavored tortilla chip snack! Homemade Vegan Doritos in classic “nacho cheese” flavor that are gluten-free, allergy-free, and baked instead of fried!
Hummus with red pepper is such a delicious twist on homemade hummus. It’s incredibly easy to make with just a few pantry staples, including canned chickpeas, roasted red peppers, tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and spices. It comes together quickly and is deliciously creamy.
Nothing says childhood more than Goldfish crackers! Now you can make your own Homemade Gluten-Free & Vegan Goldfish that are top allergy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and secretly protein-packed! A healthy snack recipe mom’s and kids will love!
This 3 ingredient guacamole is such a simple and delicious guacamole recipe. It is perfect for an after school snack.
This yummy caramel sauce is sweetened with dates and doesn’t contain any added sugar. It’s delicious served with apple slices for dipping.
These green monster muffins are a fun and nutritious snack packed with veggies! Keep a stash on hand for quick grab and go snacks perfect for the back to school season!
Healthy Snacks Recipes for Kids
Loaded with protein and easy to make with simple ingredients. Kids and adults love this addictive snack of roasted chickpeas and edamame!
The combination of melted cheese, diced savory ham, and green onion in hearty savory ham and cheese muffins full of 8 grams of protein!
Crispy, cheesy cauliflower tots are an easy and healthy snack, a light appetizer or a side dish. They’re so simple to make yet packed full of flavor! This recipe is also delicious, so you can feel good about having it on the table.
Homemade Healthy Snacks for School
This Jam and Cheese Sandwich recipe strikes the right blend of sweet and savory flavors. It’s made with raspberry jam and gooey melted cheese between two slices of crispy, buttery bread.
This applesauce recipe offers a wholesome and naturally sweet treat, perfect for kids looking for a quick snack after school. It is delicious and refreshing and a nutritious alternative to store-bought snacks, ensuring your little ones get the best even during their snack times.
You only need 5 ingredients and 15 minutes for this chocolate date balls recipe! These healthy bite-sized treats are nutritious but taste like decadent chocolate brownie bites! They’re naturally gluten free, vegan, and paleo, and they make a great after-school snack.
These no-bake naturally sweetened energy bites are going to be a hit with your family. They are chocked full of wholesome ingredients that will keep you energized.
This easy mango jello recipe is made from four simple ingredients (including real mango!) and takes just 15 minutes to prep.
Healthy After School Snacks
Meet your new favorite muffin, pumpkin banana muffins! These muffins are a combination of a classic banana bread with everyone’s favourite fall ingredient, pumpkin. These sweet and tender muffins are made with whole wheat flour, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and chocolate chips.
These 3 ingredient After School Snacks ideas are quick, easy, and fun!
Quick and easy granola cups make the perfect grab and go breakfast or bite-sized snack. These healthy oatmeal cups are only 100 calories, gluten-free, and with only 8 ingredients, so simple to make!
These blackberry oatmeal cookies are a fun and fruity snack made with fresh berries, oats, and almond butter. Coming together in less than 30 minutes, they’re a healthy back to school snack kids will love!
These healthy banana carrot muffins are a delicious way to hide some fruits and vegetables in a yummy treat that even your toddler will love!
Easy Snacks for Kids
Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs are tender, juicy, cheesy, and delicious. They are flavorful freezer friendly, and perfect with spaghetti, made into a meatball sub or served as an appetizer.
Homemade mini pizza bagel bites made with garlic, Italian seasoning, tomatoes, marinara, mozzarella cheese, and more. They are delicious and make an easy lunch, quick snack or appetizer.
The Organized Dream shared a great Simple Meal Prepping Station for Smoothies.
Aspen Jay has an amazing Mango Coconut Smoothie for you and the kids.
You have to see The ABC’s of Healthy After School Snacks from Cutting Tiny Bites.
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Back to School Ideas
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