10 Back to School Snacks for Kids

Before you know it, school will be back in session.  Can you believe it??  Get stocked for after-school snack time with these yummy—and healthy—kid-friendly snacks.

1. Frozen Banana Pops

Frozen Banana Pops from Kiwi Crate

If you’re like us, you can never quite get through those bananas on the counter.  This is a fun and delicious treat to help get through them, and put a smile on some little faces, to boot.

2. 30-Minute Whole-wheat Pretzels

30-Minute Homemade Whole Wheat Soft Pretzels
30-Minute Homemade Soft Pretzels from Sally’s Baking Addiction

My kids love getting a soft pretzel as a treat in the airport or the ballpark (yes, two places known for their nutritious food options).  I am looking forward to trying out these yummy-looking—and healthy—pretzels on our own.  Plus, they look like they’ll be a great (and easy) afternoon project to bake together.

3. Rainbow Kebobs

Rainbow Kabobs from Kiwi Crate
Rainbow Kabobs from Kiwi Crate

Snack on a stick?  Sold!  This is a great way to let your kids assemble their own snack, which always seems to get them eating more fruit than they would if it is just served in a bowl.  (Bonus: this is a fun classroom or party snack too!)

4. Frozen Yogurt Drops

Kid-Friendly Frozen Yogurt Drops from Mommy’s Me Time

Summer may be nearly over, but I think these frozen yogurt drops will still hit the spot!  They’re a yummy, bite-sized treat – and when made with Greek yogurt, a great source of protein, too.

5. The Best Kid-Friendly Homemade Granola Bars

These granola bars are truly my favorite – I make them for road trips, plane rides, or just everyday snacking.  I have to confess – I have been known to eat many more of them than the kids.

6. Homemade Fruit Rollups

Homemade Fruit Rollups
Homemade Fruit Rollups from Fifteen Spatulas

My kids LOVE fruit rollups, but I’m not crazy about all the sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, and other additives.  We will definitely be trying out this recipe for the homemade variety!

7. Crunchy Frozen Yogurt Cups

Crunchy Frozen Yogurt Cups from Kiwi Crate
Crunchy Frozen Yogurt Cups from Kiwi Crate

My daughter is a huge fan of yogurt parfaits (something about “parfait” just sounds special, doesn’t it?).  You can make these yummy treats in the yogurt cups if you’re planning to pop them back in the freezer, or just in a glass or plastic cup, if you want to be able to see the layers (which is also fun).

8. Brown Bag Popcorn

Brown Paper Bag Popcorn
Brown Bag Popcorn from Juggling with Kids

I know – a recipe for popcorn seems a little ridiculous, doesn’t it?  But I have to admit to you that I only recently learned this super easy—and way healthier—way to make microwave popcorn.  Added bonus: it comes in its own single serving container!

9. Super Healthy Cookie

Super Healthy Cookie from Kiwi Crate
Super Healthy Cookie from Kiwi Crate

You don’t have to tell your kids these cookies are super healthy—we think they’ll just tell you they’re super yummy!

10. Very Berry Muffins

Very Berry Muffins
Very Berry Muffins from Weelicious

These berry muffins are a great treat for after-school or an on-the-go breakfast.  Our heroine at Weelicious also says they’re a great snack to take school if/when it’s your turn to take snack to the classroom.

Hope you—and your kiddos—enjoy these back-to-school snacks!  Please share your favorites in the comments below!

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