Healthy Back To School Snacks

It’s that time of year again… crunch time! Everyone is attempting to get into a routine for August and that includes getting organized with back to school snacks. It’s easier during the summertime to whip up something when you need it, but a bit more thought needs to go into packing healthy snacks for the school ground. Here are some store bought snacks that are healthy!

It is no wonder some mom's dread the end of summer. However, ensuring healthy school snacks doesn't have to be too mind numbing. There are both amazingly healthy packaged snacks as well as some homemade snack options.

Most schools are now nut free. I tried to keep these snack options nut free for any allergens. Just a quick tip: to make a recipe that uses peanut or almond butter, just use sunbutter! Sun butter is probably the best tasting and it’s nut free!

Fruits:

All fruits are great for snack time. If you feel like all your kids eat are bananas and apples, try introducing vitamin C-packed fresh strawberries and oranges to their diet. For a perfect snack when you're short on time.

Granola Cookies:

These granola cookies are a healthy and yummy snack kids can enjoy. These new hearty and wholesome cookies from your go-to granola maker will fulfill your sugar craving without all the sugar kids need to avoid.

Cheese:

The protein in this kid-friendly snack keeps energy levels high until dinnertime. We like to stick salt-free pretzel sticks into cubes of low-fat cheese to make "satellite snacks," but you can also make cheese more interesting to kids by cutting it into fun shapes with a cookie cutter and making kabobs with your favorite fruit.

Hummus and Veggies:

Traditional Hummus & Sea Salt Pita Chips is a delicious, and low calorie healthy snack that does not require any refrigeration. It is perfect for kids since it is a to go package. Enjoy it anytime, anywhere!

Juice:

Even though water is the best refreshment, packin a juice box for lunch is also refreshing. Honest Kids has a variety of juices that don't have cane sugar or GMO'S.

Fruit & Trail Mix or Granola:

While you can easily make your own granola or trail mix, if you’re in a rush just throw the following into a container and call it trail mix:

Sunflower seeds

Pumpkin seeds Shredded coconut Dried goji berries Dried blueberries Hemp hearts Quinoa flakes