10 Healthy Back-to-School Snacks for Kids

With the first day of school right around the corner, it’s time to scout out healthy back-to-school snacks that kids and parents can both agree on. When hunger strikes, be prepared with our list of the top 10 nourishing foods for your little scholars!

1) Chocolate Monkey Trail Mix

Kids go bananas for this trail mix! It’s a combination of banana chips, natural dried bananas, chocolate covered bananas, peanuts, honey roasted cashews, chocolate covered peanuts, sour tart cherries, and whole cranberries. The best part is that it’s chock-full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

2) Power Mix

There’s nothing but nourishment in our power mix. It’s full of roasted virginia peanuts, light raisins, dark raisins, dried strawberries, dried cherries, dried cranberries, and roasted soybeans. Have you ever seen something so yummy and nutritious?

3) Yogurt Covered Pretzels

Satisfy a salty-sweet craving in a whole new, healthy way. Yogurt covered pretzels are lightly salted pretzels dipped in smooth and creamy yogurt. They’re great as a mid-morning or after-school snack when hunger strikes.

yogurt covered pretzels

4) Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Bars

Packed with fiber, these whole wheat apple cinnamon bars are a delicious way to sustain energy levels. Each whole wheat crust has a delectable fig filling with a warm hint of apple cinnamon. We have whole wheat bars in 9 different flavors so you’re sure to find one the whole family can approve of.

5) Natural Apple Chips

Guess what’s in these natural apple chips? Nothing but Fuji apples! That’s right. These apple chips are made simply from Fuji apples, which are air-dried with no additional sweeteners or preservatives. They come in bite-sized pieces that kids will love. Apple chips are also a great addition to cereal or yogurt.

6) GORP Energy Squares

These GORP energy squares get a big thumbs up from both kids and their parents. They’re made with chunks of raisins, peanuts, chocolate, and other all natural ingredients. GORP energy squares are one of the healthiest ways to keep energy levels up and won’t cause a crash later in the day.

GORP Energy Squares

7) Freeze-Dried Strawberries

Freeze-dried strawberries are another simply all natural fruit. They are made of only strawberries and contain no sweeteners or additives. Full of vitamins and antioxidants, they also have a soft texture that is agreeable among kids of all ages.

8) Veggie Chips

Include a tasty assortment of veggie chips in school lunches as a crunchy complement to sandwiches. Our veggie chips are a good source of fiber and vitamins from sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, green beans, and taro. Kids will love the flavor and variety these veggie chips add to snacktime.

9) Extreme Trail Mix

Don’t let the name intimidate you, this mix is called our “Extreme Trail Mix” because it’s full of extreme goodness. It’s a tasty combination of dried strawberries, golden raisins, dark raisins, cranberries, almonds, and M&Ms. A great source of dietary fiber, iron, and protein, this trail mix is a healthy snack that your kids won’t want to trade away.


10) Vanilla Light and Crunchy Granola

Perfect as an after-school snack served with yogurt or milk, this crunchy vanilla granola is also a real treat on its own. It’s a good source of fiber, which makes for a satisfying snack to ward off between-meal hunger. Instead of empty calorie snacks, try this healthy alternative.

Do you have any recommendations for healthy back-to-school snacks?


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