Healthy On-The-Go Snacks for Kids

Tips for creating the ultimate back-to-school car kit filled with healthy snacks for kids on-the-go.

Healthy Snacks for Kids on the Go

You know I love snacks. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: snacks are life. Now that school is back in session and your car is likely turning into a carpool shack, snacks are even more vital to your sanity. Am I right? 

Portable Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

Fret not: I’ve got the ultimate life hack for parents – the ultimate healthy snack car kit for kids! Don’t worry, you can create your own adult snack kit for the front seat but for now we’re focused on the little ones. You know, those hungry little creatures who always seem to want a snack. Or is that just my kids?

Healthy Snacks for Kids on the Go

Feel free to mix and match with your favorite items but here is a list of the healthy, portable snacks my boys are loving these days:

What are 8 healthy snacks for kids?

Whole Grain Pretzels: Get any kind you like but we are loving the whole grain variety for the added texture and nutrients.

Water Bottles: My boys are always thirsty, especially after a busy day of running around at school. While I’m a huge fan of our favorite refillable water bottles, I like to keep a few additional water bottles on hand in the car kit for when we run out.

Nut Butter Pouches: These are a great source of protein on-the-go – ideal for spreading over apples or just eating straight out of the pouch.RXBar Kids

RXBAR Kids: If you love the adult bars as much as I do, you’ll be thrilled to know that our friends at RXBAR have recently released a kids line with fun flavors including chocolate chip, apple cinnamon raisin, and berry blast. RXBAR Kids is a whole food snack bar that is gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and contains no fillers or preservatives. Boom.

Nuts: You can’t go wrong with nuts so I always like to keep a stash of cashews, almonds, or peanuts on hand.

Raisins: Whether you buy the little pre-portioned boxes or scoop them out into small snack baggies, these are great when your little ones are craving something sweet.

Dried Fruit: My oldest loves dried apricots but figs, cherries, and blueberries are great options as well. Freeze-dried fruit is another great snack that is also shelf-stable and great for stashing in your car kit.

Popcorn: Last but not least, popcorn is the perfect salty, crunchy snack that is easy for little fingers to grab and naturally whole grain. The perfect healthy snack for kids (and adults alike!)

Jacob Eating RXBar Kids
Jacob was more than happy to be my taste tester!
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What would you put in your back-to-school healthy snack car kit? I’d love to hear your ideas. You know I never have enough snacks on hand!

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8 responses to “Healthy On-The-Go Snacks for Kids”

  1. jamie@Adjustable Weight Benches Avatar
    jamie@Adjustable Weight Benches

    These healthy snacks are something that are really essential for you. When it comes to making the best and most useful choices for snacks for kids, it is really important that you choose the snacks that are healthy.

  2. Gina @Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina @Running to the Kitchen

    So many great healthy options!

  3. aimee @shugarysweets Avatar
    aimee @shugarysweets

    My kids LOVE those RxBars (as do I). So healthy, yet they taste really good (something that you would think is normal, but it’s not). Great ideas here too, lots of snacks!!!

  4. Julianne Bayer Avatar
    Julianne Bayer

    I just recently purchased my first RX bars (chocolate sea salt) and they were SO good. I was glad to see Target is carrying them now. I’ve been on the hunt for them for the last month!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      That is my favorite flavor!

  5. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness Avatar
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    I don’t have kids, but these even inspired me for my husband! Nut butter pouches are our fav!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so happy to hear that!!

  6. Lisa @ Wine & Glue Avatar
    Lisa @ Wine & Glue

    These are so great! We are definitely in a snack crisis in our house, so we NEED this list!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.