Back to school season is officially here…and with it, the constant struggle to come up with healthy snacks to help tide your kids over until dinner is served. While some kids are creatures of habit and would be happy eating the same thing every day, many get bored easily and will want to turn to things like chips and candy if you don’t get creative and provide them with some new options.
To help you out, I rounded up 10 delicious snack options that will appeal to kids (and adults), require minimal effort, and are healthy enough that you can feel good about serving them.
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In this roundup you’ll find everything from no-bake bars and bites to homemade versions of your favorite store-bought crackers. Remember to make sure snack-time always includes a protein source to help keep them full and satisfied for a couple of hours!
Sweet Potato Banana Bites
With just 4 simple ingredients, these bites are gluten-free, easy to customize, and perfect with a glass of milk!
Homemade Raisin Newtons
An at-home version of the delicious fig snack cracker you probably grew up eating!
PB & J Banana Quesadilla
More fun than a traditional sandwich!
Peanut Butter Apple Sandwiches
Take a boring apple to the next level with a little peanut butter and coconut!
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip
Made with chickpeas, but you'd never know it! Perfect for dipping apples or spreading on crackers!
Playground Granola Bars
Better than storebought and made with real, wholesome ingredients!
No-Bake Energy Bites
With no oven required, it's easy to whip up a batch of these to munch on throughout the week!
Perfect to eat by themselves or mix into homemade trailmix!
Frozen Yogurt Bites
These bite-sized treats are perfect for the warmer months and you can easily customize the mix-ins!