In-Person Learning is Here: Back to School Snacks to Fuel Your Kids
What makes a good back to school snack?
In general, I try to stick to snacks containing both carbohydrates for energy (and brainpower!) but also protein and fat to keep kids full and satisfied. Adding in variety helps ensure they get the nutrients they need, prevents boredom with a specific food (which can lead to refusing a once favorite food), and can help introduce them to new foods.
Back to School Snacks to Pack in a Lunchbox
1. Apple with peanut butter
3. Mini muffins
4. Oatmeal bites
5. Nut-free trail mix
6. Yogurt tubes
7. Roasted chickpeas
After School Snacks to Serve at Home
1. Dessert tacos
2. Chex mix or pretzels with cheese cubes
3. English muffin pizza
4. PB yogurt dip
5. Chickpea cookie dough dip with graham crackers
6. Crackers and Schmear
8. Cup of dirt
9. Turkey pinwheels (tortilla, turkey, cream cheese + ranch seasoning, cheese, lettuce)
10. Veggies and dip
11. Microwave nachos
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Whatever school looks like for your kids this year, we hope these snacks help fuel them through the day! If you’re struggling to get dinner on the table, we have some resources to help!
An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.