When it comes to school snacks, there are two things we can mostly all agree on: they need to be easy, and they need to be convenient. This list of 30+ Healthy School Snacks includes quick and easy recipes and packaged snack ideas that are perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary-aged kiddos! Here’s what you’ll find in this post:
30+ School Snacks
No matter what age your little one is or the taste preferences, there’s something here for everyone. These snacks are great for packing into a lunch box and taking to school or even keeping on hand for after school. Delicious and wholesome, they’re great for the entire family!
Healthy Snacks For School (Recipes)
1. Blueberry Banana Protein Muffins
Blueberry Banana Protein Muffins that are wholesome, pack a punch with added protein, and that make your busy mornings a little bit easier! Make these ahead of time for an easy, ready-to-go snack idea for school.
2. Heavenly Hunks (Copycat Recipe)
These no-bake cookies are incredibly yummy and perfect as a healthy school snack your little ones will love. Easy to make, dairy-free, and delicious!
3. No-Bake Oatmeal Protein Bars
Gluten-free and refined sugar free, no-bake oatmeal protein bars are an easy option for taking on-the-go. These delicious bars are full of flavor, healthy ingredients, and are so easy to adapt!
4. Favorite Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins
Sweet, delicious, healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins that are an all-time favorite! Perfect as a quick and easy-to-make snack for school. These oatmeal muffins are gluten free, vegetarian, and can easily be made dairy free!
5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
There’s nothing that pairs better together than chocolate and peanut butter- a match made in tasty heaven! This no-bake one-bowl recipe makes for an easy school snack that can be taken on-the-go. The peanut butter can also be replaced with almond butter if necessary! This recipe is quick, easy, gluten-free, and can easily be made vegan.
6. Healthy Toddler Muffins (Blueberry & Banana)
Have a little one attending daycare or preschool? These Healthy Toddler Muffins are delicious! Made with blueberry, mashed banana, and oatmeal, they’re easy to make and perfect for breakfast or a wholesome snack. Your little one will love how perfectly soft and moist these tasty muffins are!
7. Cranberry Almond Healthy Oatmeal Bars
These delicious Cranberry Almond Healthy Oatmeal Bars are the perfect school snack recipe! They take 10 minutes to make, are no-bake, and are great for taking on-the-go. Made with rolled oats, almond butter, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, and cinnamon!
8. Lemon Poppy Seed Healthy Baked Donuts
Sweet, fluffy Lemon Poppy Seed Healthy Baked Donuts drizzled with a melt-in-your-mouth glaze that are perfect for a yummy, tasty snack! (Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, vegetarian)
9. Easy Healthy Homemade Granola
This easy and healthy Homemade Granola recipe is made with rolled oats, flaxseed and a touch of cinnamon. It’s easy to adapt and customize with your favorite ingredients, can be made in 30 minutes, and makes a big batch of granola that’s perfect for a wholesome school snack!
10. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites
Edible COOKIE DOUGH that’s actually good for you and loaded with protein? Every kid will love these! These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites are easy to make and take to school. So fun and delicious!
11. The BEST Peanut Butter Energy Balls
The BEST Peanut Butter Energy Balls that only take about 10 minutes to make. Keep these healthy bites on hand for easy snacking or take them on-the-go! (Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free)
The Best After School Snacks
12. Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Bars
Homemade Protein Bars that are made with peanut butter, protein powder, and agave. These peanut butter protein bars are vegan, gluten-free, easy to make, and delicious! With 14g of protein, they’re the perfect healthy after school snack. They can also be made with almond or cashew butter!
13. Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
This Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie is incredibly easy to make, healthy, and SO delicious. Simply blend 4 ingredients together and have a sweet, refreshing smoothie ready to go in just 5 minutes or less!
14. Healthy Banana Bread Recipe
This Simple Healthy Banana Bread Recipe is the BEST. Easy to make, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and delicious. Keep this banana bread on hand for an easy school or after school snack that the kids will love!
15. Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins
Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins that are sweet, delicate, and wholesome! The delicious flavors of carrot cake and soft textures in this healthy muffins recipe are perfect for a sweet afternoon treat that everyone will love. Easily make these muffins gluten free or vegan and have them ready in 30 minutes or less!
16. Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Breakfast Toast
It doesn’t get much easier than this Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Breakfast Toast recipe! Delicious, wholesome, and one of the best snacks for after school.
17. Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Cookies
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Cookies are sweet and addicting! Made with simple ingredients (that you probably already have on hand) and SO easy to put together, these healthy, dairy-free cookies are a treat without the guilt. Soft, chewy, and delicious!
18. Homemade Creamy Peach Popsicles
It may be back-to-school season, but it’s still very much summer outside! If you want a cold, refreshing after school treat, these Homemade Creamy Peach Popsicles are the BEST for a healthy frozen snack. Made with ripe peaches, vanilla yogurt, almond milk, and honey, these popsicles can be put together in just a few minutes. Perfect for a hot day!
19. The BEST Easy Avocado Toast Recipe
Avocado toast is another wonderfully easy option. Whether you simply mash avocado on whole wheat toast or take it up a notch with this recipe, your little ones will love this after school snack!
20. Healthy Apple Crumble Parfait
Ready for fall feels? This healthy apple crumble parfait recipe is a great way to kick off the season! Made with fresh apples, yogurt, and granola, this wholesome snack tastes like a fall treat.
21. The BEST Vegan Zucchini Bread
The BEST Vegan Zucchini Bread! Sweet, warm, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Perfect as an easy, make-ahead school snack that can last all week.
22. Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
Whether you make this for breakfast or a snack, this Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal is the best make-ahead recipe! Full of wholesome ingredients, this is a recipe your little one’s will love.
23. Peach Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
A creamy, sweet smoothie like this Peach Yogurt Smoothie is always a hit with the kids. Cold and delicious, it tastes like a sweet ice cream treat with the health benefits of yogurt and fresh peaches!
Healthy Packaged Snacks For School
Hands down, one of the best healthy packaged snacks for school! Made with only a few ingredients and tons of flavors to choose from, you can’t go wrong with Larabar (and hey, they make a great snack for mom, too)!
Make your own popcorn and send it in bags or go with organic, pre-packaged popcorn from Thrive Market! It’s vegan, vegetarian, delicious, and wholesome. Such a great snack for little ones!
26. Whole Grain Goldfish Crackers
Whole Grain Goldfish (or any type of whole grain cracker) are perfect for a snack that’s filling and delicious!
27. Trail Mix
You can’t go wrong with trail mix! With so many combinations, these trail mix packs are great for an on-the-go school snack.
28. Fruit Cups
Fresh fruit is always a great option, but fruit cups are another wonderful idea if you want something that’s easy to take on-the-go!
29. Whole Wheat Fig Bars
These Whole Wheat Fig Bars are a favorite in our family! They’re filling, delicious, and great as a healthy school snack. We love them and always keep them in stock!
30. Enjoy Life Protein Bites
Allergy friendly and DELICIOUS. Enjoy Life Protein Bites are one of the best school snacks around! They taste like eating dessert, but are full of healthy protein!
31. Whole Grain Pretzels
Another delicious, filling, and easy snack for school! Made with healthy ingredients, these whole grain pretzels are perfect for taking on the go or enjoying at home after school. You can’t go wrong with pretzels!
30+ Healthy School Snacks
- Choose any of the 30+ healthy school snack ideas for recipe instructions.
- Pack them into your little one's lunchbox for a snack they will love at school!
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